Ho International Design Inc. (HIDI) was founded in 2013 by Christopher Ho and Christopher Surapol, two young entrepreneurs who share a vision of changing perception through design.
Christopher Ho began his higher education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After a year at UCLA, he transferred to the globally-recognized Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) to pursue his true passion as a designer and visionary. In addition to an Associate's degree from FIDM, his background in fashion includes working closely with world-renowned David Chu (founder of Nautica clothing brand) and at William Rast (Justin Timberlake's clothing brand). It was at the latter where he met and learned from Trish Rae, former designer for William Rast and current denim designer for 7 For All Mankind. Together, Chris and Trish created the groundbreaking AURA design you see today.
Christopher Surapol completed his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned his Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California (USC). He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a former employee of Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the world's largest "Big 4" accounting firms. After several years of developing his expertise in business and accounting at Deloitte, he joined HIDI to help turn the AURA idea into a reality.