Ting was born in Guangzhou, China. Her father Yuan, an accomplished writer, instilled a love of the literary arts and encouraged her strong curiosity and appreciation for story-telling and Chinese culture and language. The Learning Lotus Project is modeled after her own experiences learning to read and write Chinese. Ting is the founder and creative director of Pixelatoms, a multimedia creative studio. She holds a degree in Biophysics and is fascinated by Science, Art and Technology. Some of her interests are 3DPrinting, Robotics, and Biohacking.