Ch’ng Kiah Kiean was born in 1974 in George Town, Penang. He graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a degree in architecture. Subsequently, he ran his own graphic design studio for about 10 years. In 2019, he joined Urban Sketchers and published Sketches of Pulo Pinang, which features a collection of Penang sketches by him from 1996 to 2009. He then co-founded Urban Sketchers Penang in 2010 and published his sophomore book, Line-line Journey, in 2011. He is now a full-time artist based in Penang.