1950年生於臺灣臺北，東海大學建築系畢業。知名設計家，設計作品廣佈亞洲各地。23歲創立室內專業設計公司「大仁」，28歲擔任臺北室內設計公會理事長。曾任大愛電視臺總監、公廣集團華視董事及慈善、人文、藝術、媒體等基金會董事。並曾在東海大學建築學系及國立臺北藝術大學擔任講座教授。55歲獲頒東海大學傑出校友。2012年榮獲第17屆中華民國斐陶斐榮譽學會「傑出成就獎」。多年工作經驗，以「設計」、「媒體」、「公共服務」 與「學術服務」 等四個領域為重心。
Eric Yao was born in 1950 in Taipei, Taiwan. He graduated from Tunghai University Department of Architecture. As a famous designer, he has worked in many places around Asia. He found DAZA International Group when he was 23 years old, and became the chairman of Taipei Association of Interior Designers at 28.
Mr. Yao was also the director of DaAi TV, the board member of CTS under Taiwan Broadcasting System, and the board member of many charity organizations, arts, culture, and media foundation. He lectures as a professor for Tunghai University and Taipei National University of the Arts.
Mr. Yao received Distinguished Achievement Awards from both Tunghai University at the age of 55 and Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the R.O.C. in 2012. He has been dedicated to four categories throughout his career life, including design, mass media, public service, and academic service. He is Currently the Chief Executive of dX Creative House/dX Media Limited.