Ramiro Espinoza was born in Santa Fe, Argentina and studied graphic design at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. After graduation, he taught typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and worked as an in-house editorial designer at El Litoral and La Nación.
In 2003, he moved to the Netherlands to study type design at the Type and Media course in The Hague. He later studied type design at the Plantin Institute of Typography in Antwerp. In 2007, he launched Retype to market his typefaces. He has contributed to design magazines and has done extensive research into vernacular Dutch lettering. In 2015, he published the book The Curly Letter of Amsterdam.