Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Get Well Soon, Paul
It was Holly, principal at our firm, and she had some very upsetting news to tell me. Paul Jerde, Creative Director at MasonBaronet had been in an accident. While riding his bike along Mockingbird & Buckner in Dallas, a truck was passing in the right lane and hit him from behind. My heart dropped to the floor and I was speechless.
Paul was one of the first people to call me after seeing my book when I graduated from Portfolio Center. We connected instantly in my first interview and shortly thereafter was hired on to work with him at MB. He's been a mentor to me the past year-and-a-half and I have appreciated every time he pushed me and pushed me to refine my thoughts & re-rag my type. This guy has the passion of 100 designers and the toughness of 100 defensive ends.
Right now, he is currently unconscious with a few broken ribs and some brain trauma. For updates and to share a story of your own, visit Get Well Soon, Paul.
Our prayers are with you Paul, Patti, and Buzz.