Jared was born in Iowa and pursued his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University where he received his BA in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration. While at Iowa State, he worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine creating detailed illustrations for use in a book and as lecture aids for the veterinary students. Jared worked for two years as an in house illustrator for a printing company doing illustrations ranging from children's books to technical diagrams. Jared then went on to receive his MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in May of 2009.
Jared has worked for a variety of companies including:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery
The National Aquarium in Baltimore
Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine
Oxford University Press
Journal of Neurosurgery
Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Jared is a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has earned multiple awards including two Awards of Excellence and one Award of Merit.