Jared Nickerson is a professional digital illustrator originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. With various moves westward across North America he is now based in Seattle, WA. Jared is co-founder of renowned vector community, Blood Sweat Vector, (BSV for short). His main focus is branding, character, logo, video-game, editorial, and textile design. He also specializes in art direction and consulting. His client list includes Nike, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Maxim Magazine, Virgin, and Microsoft, to name a few.

As well as being an illustrator, Jared is also an amateur music producer, song writer, and vocalist for his band, Dead Astronauts. His hobbies include: travel, photography, collecting classic anime robots, and playing with his two pure-bred Pugs 'Persephone' and 'Apollonia'.

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival 2016: Billboard approached Jared Nickerson to develop the comprehensive branding system and lead creative direction for their 2016 Hot 100 Music Festival. Jared created the core branding and creative assists, including: logo, characters, animations, overall theme, stickers, event map, ultimately all event branding elements among other small creative bits and pieces. Billboard then took all of the assets and rolled them out across multiple products and platforms. (Client: Billboard, 2016)