Jared Young is a writer based in Ottawa, Canada. 

He is the author of the novel Into The Current, the writer/artist of the comic book project Flashback, and co-founder of the website Dear Cast & Crew, for which he has written 100+ film reviews and essays. 

His writing has been anthologized by McSweeneys, and has appeared in publications across the world, including Maisonneuve, The Walrus, The MillionsThe Bangkok Post, Toronto Star, and more.  

His creative work has won multiple prizes at the SXSW film festival, been recognized by The One Show and Webby Awards, and has been featured in publications like Adweek, Ads Of The World, and Applied Arts. He has also delivered keynotes and guest lectures on creativity and communications at places like Carleton University and Algonquin College.

By day, he is a creative director at McMillan, where he oversees rebrands, campaigns, and creative projects for major global organizations. 

Jared is represented by Marilyn Biderman at Marilyn Biderman Literary Management