Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Get Well Soon, Paul

Paul At The Fair
Originally uploaded by jtpuck
On Father's Day, while on the way back home from a weekend trip to San Antonio, my cell phone rang.

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.


E. Wilder said...

Jason I am saddened by this news and I am glad you mentioned it here. I hope there will be bike friendly roads and rules in the area to make it safer for all users of the road. I'm sending my best from DC on this sad occasion.

Rrramone said...

hey man, thanks for all your support and love for Paul. it means a lot.


Rrramone said...

hey, send me that pic when you get a chance. :-)