Ricardo Santos was born in Lisbon (Portugal) in 1976, studied at António Arroio school, and graduated from IADE (Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing), both in Lisbon. He took a Master de Tipografia Avanzada - EINA (Escola de Disseny i Art) in Barcelona.
He began his career as both a graphic designer and illustrator, and since 1997 has designed his own typefaces. He now works as a freelance type designer and teaches at ESAD.CR in Caldas da Rainha. In 2011 he set up the Tiponautas type foundry, together with Luis Alonso, and in 2013 he joined Tipos das Letras.
[Ricardo Santos, July 2014]