Ch'ng Kiah Kiean was born in 1974 in George Town, Penang. He graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a degree in architecture. After running his own graphic design studio for about 10 years, he is now a full-time artist based in Penang. He published Sketches of Pulo Pinang in 2009 and Line-line Journey in 2011. Kiah Kiean joined the global network of Urban Sketchers in 2009 and co-founded Urban Sketchers Penang in 2010. He runs his own studio / gallery, KaKi Creation, based in Tanjung Tokong, Penang.