curriculum vitae
Me, in front of my 1984 Schwinn Traveler 2

Christoph Girard, MFA, Ph.D

5217 HollywoodBlvd. LA 90027
+1 310 486 7718 –


I’m skilled at web development & teaching. WordPress, eCom, SEO, HTML, Image editing, graphic design. A Printable PDF Version of my CV is also located here.


2013     PhD, Arts & Computational Technology, Goldsmiths College, University of London
2010     MFA, Digital Arts & New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz
2008     MFA, Writing, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2006     BA, Journalism, minors in Art and Spanish, San Francisco State University, San Francisco

Select Exhibitions

2017     SUNSPOTS, Urban Social House, Los Angeles, CA
2016     Tectonic Trees, Spectrum Miami, Art Basel, Miami, FL – 2016 VOTE4ART Winner
2015     NEW ALCHEMY, University of California, Santa Cruz
2014     Fault Lines, Pancakes and Booze, Los Angeles, CA
2013     Forever, Forever, Forever, Queer The Space, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London, UK
2012     Twaiku Reading, SculptureCenter, New York, NY
2011     Detournement, Browns Coffee, London, UK

Select Publications

2018     Lady/Applicant: The Lazarus, Fat Gold Watch Press, New York, NY
2018     Liked: Twitter Poems, Death-Spiral, Los Angeles, CA

Work History

Present: Los Angeles, California, USA

Freelance/Independent Contractor: I am a content editor for a fashion designer and a film PR publication through WordPress. I help develop content for eCommerce. I tutor with a focus on web development and multimedia. I code for websites and digital projects, as well as illustrate, publish multimedia and graphic design.

March 2013 – Present: The Echo and Echoplex; Los Angeles, California, USA

Production: I produce a live video feed of bands with a professional camcorder and a video switchboard for two very popular music venues in Los Angeles. I manage and update rosters for upcoming shows.

January 2011 – December 2011: Goldsmiths, University of London; London, UK

Teaching Assistant/Lab Manager: I facilitated interaction and discussion for students in programming and PHP.

September 2008 – June 2010: University of California, Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz, California, USA

Teaching Assistant: I led discussion groups of 5 to 200 students for six practical and theory-based art and digital media courses in multiple departments. I attended to students with a variety of special needs.

January 2007 – June 2008: Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, USA

Website Administrator: I improved the Otis website for user accessibility. I communicated with Departmental heads to make updates and promote the launch of a new journal for which I proofread thousands of submissions.

July 2006 – September 2007: Fingerhut Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, USA

Gallery Administrator: I organized transactions and catalogued monthly hundreds of incoming and outgoing high-end artwork into a database for the largest commercial fine art gallery in Orange County.

January 2004 – June 2006: [X]Press, San Francisco, California, USA

Multimedia Editor: I produced and edited flash-based multimedia documentaries for a campus publication. I helped and taught members of both students and staff how to use digital equipment.

December 2000 – December 2003: Koo’s Cafe, Santa Ana, California,

USA Volunteer/Usher/Attendant: I constantly updated the website’s online music roster. I secured the entrance to all- ages punk rock music venue, helped accommodate incoming bands and helped mediate conflicts.


Adobe Dreamweaver, eCommerce, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Art History, Drawing, Film, Graphic Design, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Macintosh, Photography, PHP, SEO, Video Production, Web Design


Active at Golds Gym and a writers group. I write and publish haiku poems. I practice yoga and Transcendental Meditation. Vegan since 2001. I ride a bicycle between 10-15 miles daily. And I have a certificate in massage.

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