Santiago was born in 1978 in the city of Montevideo (Uruguay), he has been drawing since early childhood. After finishing high school, he studied two years of architecture until he realized that he wanted to explore deeply his artistic side and started fine arts at the IENBA art school (2000). He also took courses in graphic design and animation. After a couple years, he started working professionally as an illustrator and kept on learning by himself until today. He has been drawing children illustrations, caricatures, graphic humor, animation, storyboards, concept art, matte painting, etc, for different worldwide clients. Parallel to his professional career, he keeps on exploring his own art projects. In 2012 he worked as a conceptual and storyboard artist for 2 upcoming Hollywood films, "Evil Dead" and "Aztec Warrior"