Goni Montes was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Shortly after studying fine arts in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, he began his career as a scientific illustrator. Yet, after acquiring his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, his work now tilts towards editorial and advertising illustration.
His pieces have been featured in professional and student shows for both Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and New York. His recent client list includes Tor Books, Oz Magazine, and Work Style Magazine.
Goni now lives and freelances in Decatur, a nice little artistic oasis in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia.