Pedro Falcão was born in Caldas da Rainha in 1971. Between 1991 and 1995 he studied Graphical Arts at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Tomar, Tomar and Fine Arts at the Escola Superior de Arte e Design, Caldas da Rainha. Towards the end of 1995 he moved to Lisbon and worked for ten years at Mário Feliciano’s graphical design studio Secretonix. In 2006 he set up his own studio in Lisbon, Atelier Pedro Falcão, working for cultural institutions, artists and architects. In the area of graphical design, he carried out corporate branding projects, editorial design and posters, as well as conceiving the signage for buildings and exhibitions and becoming a specialist in book design. Since 2006, he has taught Editorial Design on the Multimedia and Graphic Design course at the Restart school in Lisbon.
In 2010/2012, he was a jury member for the final exams at the École Superieure d’Arts Graphiques et d’Architecture Intérieure Penninghen, Paris. He participated in several group exhibitions: (P) Portugal 1990/2005, Lisbon (2005); Gateways, Porto (2008); We Love Books! A World Tour, Échirolles, France (2008); 50 Books/50 Covers, AIGA, New York, USA (2009); Revolution 99/09, EXD, Lisbon (2010). He has also won several prizes, the most significant of which are the Certificate of Excellence in Typography, TDC 46, Type Directors Club of New York, USA (2000); the Merit Award, Magazine Layout, Ed-Awards, Athens (2007); 50 Books/50 Covers, AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York, USA (2009); and the Premier Award, ISTD, International Typographic Awards, United Kingdom (2009). Recently, he presented his work at the ESAD World Graphics Day conference in Matosinhos, Portugal (2011).