Jared Benson

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Best known for his involvement with Typophile, Jared Benson is an interface designer with an insatiable typographic addiction. He launched Typophile on his birthday in April 2000 in hopes of creating a venue where designers could get together to share knowledge and critique one another's work. Jared originally vetted the idea for Typophile with Jonathan Hoefler while interning at The Hoefler Type Foundry in summer of 1999, and later launched it as a component of his BFA thesis.

When he's not spending every waking moment working on Typophile, he's acting as Executive Creative Director at San Francisco interface design firm Punchcut. From 2004-2010, he served as a member of the FontFont TypeBoard.

Jared has designed a number of typefaces, however none have yet made their way to the retail market. His bitmap fonts can be found scattered throughout the Typophile Critique boards.

His bitmap font, QC Sans, is bundled with the Qualcomm developer SDK and is becoming a popular choice on many mobile carrier's handsets. QC Sans was developed in collaboration with Christian Robertson.

Jared has a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University.

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