Ini Archibong was born in 1983 in Pasadena, California. He graduated from the environmental design course 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.
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 such as Bernhardt Design, Herman Miller, L’Oreal and Chrysler. His work has appeared in publications including PIN-UP, Surface, Nowness and Azure and presentations at the Victoria & Albert Museum, World Expo Milan, Neocon and Wanted Design. The designer now lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.