Ricardo Santos studied at Ant—nio Arroio school and is graduated from IADE (Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing), both in Lisbon, 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 free-lance type designer and teaches at ESAD.CR in Caldas da Rainha.
Since 2011 he created Tiponautas
type foundry, together with Luis Alonso and during 2013 he joined Tipos das Letras