Ini Archibong was born in 1983 in Pasadena, California. He graduated from the environmental design program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2012 before completing a master’s degree in luxury design and craftsmanship at École cantonal d’art Lausanne (ECAL). He established his design practice Design by INI in 2010 while still a student at Art Center. Archibong was named the American Student Designer of the Year during ICFF in 2010. He has consulted widely on the topic of design, working with a range of brands. His work has appeared in publications including PIN-UP, Surface, Nowness and l'Officiel and presentations at the Victoria & Albert Museum, World Expo Milan, Wanted Design, and Salone Satellite. The designer now lives and works in Basel, Switzerland.