Reynaldo Urmatan Simpauco Jr. was born in Monterey, California in 1991. Raised in Seaside, California, Simpauco studied several of the visual arts including photography, drawing, ceramics, screen printing, and design. He earned his BA in Design Studies from San Jose State University in 2015 and also received his AA degree from Monterey Peninsula College in 2013. Simpauco lives and works in San Jose, California where he is currently a freelance graphic designer. He plans to always continue growing as a student of art and a student of life.