Iye Yin Dae began their journey as an artist in 2002, and shortly after established their brand ARTLIFESTYLE. Iye Yin Dae started out by doing live painting at poetry events in Greensboro, NC while attending college at North Carolina A&T State University. After creating a name for himself in the Triad area, and working briefly for Miskeen Originals in Camden, New Jersey, Iye Yin Dae began developing a nationally esteemed hand painted clothing brand called Iman Fashions. Being a self taught artist meant constant creative exploration and curiosity. Iye Yin Dae would do live art, design clothes, do body art, curate art events amongst other creative endeavors.
Upon graduating from NCA&T, Iye Yin Dae would continue to pursue his dream of becoming an internationally known multidisciplinary artist. Now with many skills and techniques in the repetoir, Iye Yin Dae's next step was entering the world of fine art. Focusing on painting more, Iye Yin Dae began to exhibit in group art exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C. This allowed them to travel more, meeting new and amazing artists, and have incredible experiences that started to inform new ideas. Inspired by navigating in the world of fine art, in 2012 Iye Yin Dae then decided to open up Cultured Couture Galerie in Olde City Philadelphia with his business partner Erik Honesty. There, Iye Yin Dae would serve as the art and events curator, hosting an array of exhibitions and events centered around art and music.
Around this same time is when Iye Yin Dae was inspired to begin making music. A percussionist by nature, they had an inclination to learn and play the piano. He began producing and recording music after getting acclimated with the basics. Composing, writing, singing snd performing soon became a normal part of Iye Yin Dae's creative cycle. In 2013 a band, Midnight Society, was created as the result of Iye Yin Dae's musical efforts. Positioned as the lead composer and vocalists in the group, Midnight Society would garnish local recognition in the Philadelphia music scene, giving Iye Yin Dae more direction on where he would go next creatively.
Since then Iye Yin Dae continued to progress in his artistic mediums. He was now able to consider himself, and considered by others a true multidisciplinary artist. Putting his abilities to the tests, Iye Yin Dae found himself collaborating creatively with different brands and companies, that were in different industries. Murals, music production, installations, product design, and curation were some of the ways Iye Yin Dae through his ARTLIFESTYLE brand, was able to grow the business to become internationally known and respected.