Ian Ramirez was born in South Texas. After graduating high school, he moved to Arizona to study film at Scottsdale Community College. In that program, he discovered a multitude of mediums, including photography. He furthered his studies at Portland Community College, and eventually found his way into a Fine Art curriculum at Camberwell College of Arts in London.
Along the way he has always maintained an interest in the bar/restaurant business, that paid his way through school and allowed him the freedom to travel. In July 2016, he and his business partner opened Daiquiri Time Out in Galveston, Texas.