Sponsored By

Obituary: Pokémon Company creative director dies at 42

The Pokémon Company's creative design director Eric Medalle has died following a windstorm accident on March 13.

Chris Kerr

March 17, 2016

1 Min Read

The Pokémon Company's creative design director, Eric Medalle, passed away in a windstorm on March 13. 

News site King5 is reporting that Medalle lost his life after a Douglas fir tree landed on his car after being brought down by intense winds. 

Medalle was reportedly taking one of his daughters for a drive on Sunday afternoon when the incident occurred. His daughter was pulled from the wreckage by a passerby, and was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital. Medalle's injuries, however, proved fatal. 

At the Pokémon Company Medalle co-designed the logos for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the recent XY television series. He was also an illustrator for the Pokémon Trading Figure Game. 

As well as his illustration work, Medalle worked on a number of Pokémon video games, most notably creating the English-version artwork for HeartGold and SoulSilver, along with the English and European graphics for Pokemon X and Y

He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. 

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

Daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox

You May Also Like