Designer and small business owner, Vivian Au of Vi Ling Designs, has always had a passion for the fashion industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, she knew there was much more to explore and accomplish outside of the Midwest. At age 19, she took the leap of faith and moved to Los Angeles to attend The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Graduating from FIDM with a Bachelors of Science led her on a journey of working in production for apparel and handbag companies, evolving into the passion of jewelry design. Vi Ling Designs was then created.