Jerry began his working career in 1975 as an artist, designing amusement arcades and seaside pier frontages all over the country (including most of Blackpool Golden Mile!). Later he began designing toy packaging, children's books and merchandise for major companies such as Warner Brothers, Gerry Anderson Productions and Walt Disney in London and Paris. He became U.K.Creative director on three Canadian T.V. series, designing sets and costumes, and also worked on exhibitions and museums, whilst giving talks in schools and colleges about design.
During this time he decided on a change of career and 16 years ago he began working with AL Sole & Son alongside Christopher Sole, learning all aspects of the funeral profession...conducting, bearing, arranging, embalming and using people skills gained from exhibition and museum work. However he still remains a Disney recognised artist!
Jerry is married and has a 30 year old son, also an artist. His interests include collecting movie merchandise and memorabilia, which he regularly loans to exhibitions and publications.