Jared was born Hot Springs, Arkansas but spent most of his childhood moving around central Arkansas. His family eventually settled into Saline county where he attended Bryant High School and graduated in 2004. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and originally majored in psychology before changing his major to studio arts with an emphasis in graphic design.
After graduating from UALR Jared was accepted as an intern at Thoma Thoma design and marketing agency. Although he was determined to further his career in graphic design he had found another interest in mixology and tending bar where used his creativity in the form of creating cocktails. He worked for the restaurant group of Yellow Rocket Concepts in multiple locations bar programs and opened the acclaimed restaurant Heights Taco & Tamale Co. as the bar manager where he continued to work for over 3 years. During his tenure with YRC he continued to work freelance as a graphic artist, but felt he was missing out on the field that he had studied and trained.
In 2017 Jared and his wife Amy welcomed their son Otto into the world, and felt that it was time to follow the path he originally set. In 2019, after a little contract work he was offered the opportunity to join the DNT staff full time and he seized the chance. He enjoys the challenges, problem solving and even the psychology that the field of marketing and design provide. If you have a project he can’t wait to help you find a way to put your message or brand out for everyone to see.