An art director, an illustrator, a dancer—Carmen Li was born in Hong Kong, and from an early age, was influenced by a strong family tradition. She attended the Swire School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she rapidly became active in design circles while working in several established Hong Kong studios. Prior to the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, Carmen moved to New York, where she worked at several design firms before founding Creasia Design in 2004.

Art remains her raison d’être however, and she continues to challenge commonplace perceptions of what art is about.

Although New York is now Carmen’s adopted home, she frequently travels to London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, where she actively seeks new material for her work.