A Finance and Marketing graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, Eric Chang had a successful start in corporate, co-founding a digital marketing agency dubbed, Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the US by Entrepreneur Magazine. Integrating his business expertise with his passion for art and design, he partnered with his childhood friend, Daniel Hellman to establish the luxury furniture line Hellman-Chang.
Now in its fourteenth year, the handmade line sits at the forefront of the ultra-luxury furniture industry, where it played a major role in originating the recent “Brooklyn Renaissance” movement. Servicing a client list that ranges from the homes and offices of Fortune 500 CEO’s, to Hollywood’s A-list, international royalty, and luxury hotels worldwide, the brand has also been featured in entertainment ranging from the set of The Today Show to Sex and the City 2 and Gossip Girl. With Chang at the creative helm, they have won multiple awards and notable press from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, and Interior Design Magazine.
A tastemaker in the world of aesthetics, Chang’s personal style and influence have been covered by the likes of Esquire, Details, Robb Report, Canali, Annie Leibovitz for UBS Bank, and Cadillac. He is also a frequent speaker, podcast guest, lecturer, and panelist at industry markets and art functions. His industry leadership brought him to serve as the President of the Decorative Furnishings Association: the Interior Design Industry’s largest non-profit organization made up of designers, manufacturers, major publications, showrooms, and design centers, focused on growing and modernizing the business of the Interior Design trade.