Giles currently works in the Chemistry Department at Western University, London, Ontario. He specializes in scientific design and communication. He makes diagrams and illustrations for publications, and photographs and videos for documenting and disseminating research results.
Giles completed his BFA (with first-class honours) in Wellington, New Zealand, and his MFA at Western University, London, Ontario (he also holds an MSc in chemistry). His past artistic exhibitions in New Zealand and Canada include representational and abstract video, sound, computer-controlled machine works, and generative and interactive multimedia installations.