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'.

Per Castra Ad Astra: Exploratory illustrations by Jared Nickerson for a wallpack theme based on symbolism and it's effect and/or control over us. Everything from religious symbolism, superstitions, the occult, and symbolic representations for death and the afterlife. The “Per Castra Ad Astra" collection consists of 12 Original wallpapers, 39 Alternate edits and 15 Odious edits. As well as the aforementioned wallpapers, it also includes 66 icons with 7 variations for a total of 462 icons. (Client: Personal, 2015)