Zhengxi Piao is a designer and artist who holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree in Design Products from the Royal College of Art. Zhengxi's enthusiasm for art and design spans multiple areas, including architecture design, product design, installations, painting, and fashion. He believes that all forms of art and design are inherently interconnected and is therefore continually seeking different practice opportunities within the creative industry.
While completing his Bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto, Zhengxi co-founded the streetwear brand SECULAR with Christopher Panneflek. The brand served not only as a platform for Zhengxi to express his design passions beyond architecture but also provided him with valuable experience in running a creative company. After graduating in 2021, Zhengxi moved to Beijing, where he created pop art paintings in his studio for a year. He then attended the Royal College of Art to study product design, seeking a different design perspective.
As a designer, Zhengxi pursues both aesthetic appeal and thoughtful design in his work. He believes that a successful design should possess these qualities at the very least.