Jared Benson graduated with a bachelor's degree in graphic design in 2000. He also received an Oscarson Discovery Grant which helped to jump start his career with Typophile. Typophile originally launched as Benson’s Senior BFA project in April 2000 at BYU and thrives as a free and open typographic community of type designers, graphic designers and creative professionals.
As the head of Punchcut and a founder of Typophile, Benson plays an active role in shaping the design community. He has designed interfaces, icons, and typefaces for brands like Qualcomm, AT&T, Sprint, Nokia, ESPN, Adobe, Kodak, Mazda, and Sun.