With just an undergraduate degree (BDes Communication Design, Coursework Industrial Design, Emily Carr University of Art and Design 05) Girard holds distinction as an RBC Emerging Scholar by the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation and has taught undergraduate level interaction design in three countries, for 2 years in India and China and for 2 years on certificate in Canada plus one semester undergraduate level in Canada. He has also done curriculum development on an MDes. Considered mainly a practicing designer, Girard has been employed as a Staff UX Designer at Lenovo in Beijing and Hong Kong. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.