A standout member of Texas' newest generation of rock poster luminaries, Jared Connor creates posters with that irrepressible irreverence native to the Lone Star State. After years of late nights, last calls and paying his dues in the live-music clubs of Austin, he began producing his own posters in 2000. He founded his studio, Mexican Chocolate Design, shortly after that. With a graphic vision born in Texas and forged in the fires of the Gulf War, and a graphic vocabulary refined by his early schooling in commercial art and screen-printing, Jared refuses to make posters that are trite or trendy self-indulgent tripe with no connection to a band's music and fan base. He creates honest posters. Today he counts among his clients The Mars Volta,Turbonegro, No Warning, Honky, Warner Brothers, Universal, Roadrunner Records, Teepee Records, Gyro Worldwide, Tribal DDB, Arclight Records, Josephson Engineering and Capita Snowboards.