Teo Yang graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 after studying environmental design at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Yang completed an internship with MTV Europe in Berlin, then moved to the Netherlands where he worked for designer Marcel Wanders. He eventually went home to Seoul, participating in design events including Gwangju Design Biennale, Seoul Design Olympiad and Seoul Design Week.
Since opening Teoyang Studio in 2009, Yang and his team have designed interiors, furniture and products. The studio has participated in several high-profile projects, and specialises in high-end residential and commercial branding projects, with an emphasis on modern architecture and custom detailing.