Jared grew up in a small town on the east coast of Canada, but has lived and worked in the UK, Sweden, and now New Zealand. Growing up, Jared was heavily influenced by Sailor Moon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He still sees their impact on his work today. Jared has dipped his toes into many creative ponds, including over a decade as a professional designer and several years creating art for mobile games like Candy Crush. Jared is also an avid baker and cookie decorator. He teaches classes for cookie decorating and has worked with clients such as My Little Pony and American Crafts. His cookies have been featured by Popsugar, Delish, and Seventeen. Jared also loves to surround himself with plants, books, and cats and wishes it could be Autumn all year round.