Jerad got his start working in the visual art world in Columbus, OH while attending Columbus College of Art and Design in 1995. He worked for an art production company during his 6 year stint in Ohio along with working reception for a local tattoo shop and picking up various freelance art jobs on the side.
In 2001, he moved to Seattle, WA and began tattooing shortly after. He started Rabid Hands as a private studio in Ballard in 2011, and in 2013 expanded to a full shop. After several major surgeries in 2019, Jerad stepped down as owner to focus his health and tattooing full time.
With a clean bill of health as of 2022, Jerad plans on opening a second location for Rabid Hands Tattoo Studio along with expanding his portfolio beyond tattooing.