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Eric Girouard at workEric Girouard has been involved in the advertising / graphic design industry since the early 1990’s. Although he has a degree in fine art from Concordia University in Montreal, Eric traded in his paintbrushes for a mouse and keyboard when he first used Photoshop 2.01 on a blazingly fast 25Mhz Mac IIci.

He has since then worked in professional photography, print and web design and other computer related fields. He recently completed a year and half long project as an user interface designer and usability analyst for Aeroplan.

Eric started teaching at the International Academy of Design in 1997 and joined the faculty of John Abbott College’s Publication Design and Hypermedia Technology department in 2001.

In September 2015, Eric joined the team at at The Arcanum – Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery as a Master mentor of photographic art.

Eric lives in Rigaud with his girlfriend and two kids who are, as far as he knows, the only two teens in their school to have used Mac OS X, Windows XP/7/8 and Ubuntu Linux to do their homework.

Eric uses the name “Heliomedia” (as in helios = light + media = photography) because no one has a clue how to pronounce “Girouard”. Gee-roo-are is close enough.