Zard was born-and-raised on the island of Guam and is now residing in San Diego, CA. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Guam in Business Administration focusing in Marketing and International Tourism & Hospitality Management, plus a minor in Fine Arts. He then received his Master's in Business Administration at the University of San Francisco in 2015

His love for art began during childhood and has shaped his desire to explore many styles and mediums. In late 2010 was when he found his love for customizing toys and since then has done over 1200 customs, many as commissioned projects from clients. His inspiration comes mostly from pop culture but lately has been inspired from food. His food-themed custom toys challenge him to capture the realism of his inspiration to achieve the "good-enough-to-eat" look.