Thierry Puyfoulhoux was born in 1961. He studied calligraphy and typography at the Scriptorium de Toulouse with Bernard Arin and the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris, France under the direction of José Mendoza. He then began working as a graphic designer in Paris in the field of corporate identity. He has worked as a freelancer since 1991 and now lives in the French Alps. He also founded his own foundry, Présence Typo.