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'.

Steam Controller: Collection of icons Jared Nickerson designed for Valve's Steam Controller. The proposed screen concept was to be touch sensitive and completely customizable by the user. Jared designed this comprehensive system of iconography to represent the wide breadth of the Steam gaming world. (Agency: Filter, Client: Valve, 2013)