Born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He holds a B.F.A in Design from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked for various multi-cultural Advertising agencies including LatinWorks, XL Alliance, and BBDO Contrapunto in Madrid. His advertising work has been awarded by Cannes International Creativity festival for both film and print categories. In 2014, Viramontes completed the Type@Cooper Post Graduate Certificate in Typeface Design. He has contributed to typographic catalogs for the Lost Type-Coop and the Chilean typefoundry, Latinotype. Most recently, he collaborated with Bond Inc. to allow consumers to send mail using robotic human-like handwriting.