Rui Vitorino Santos was born in 1971 in Batalha, near the city of Leiria and currently, he resides and works in Porto (Portugal).
He has a PhD in Art & Design, in the field of Illustration. He teaches Communication Design and Illustration at Faculdade de Belas Artes at Porto University and he also curates research projects in Illustration, and his work is regularly featured at individual and collective shows of illustration and drawing.
He’s a co-author of an online project of illustrated narratives, Pandora Complexa, and a founding member of Dama Aflita, an association/gallery in Porto, dedicated to illustration and drawing.
His interests span from the Art History to collecting images and vernacular text belonging to gossip magazines.