Martha Stewart Living has announced that it has named Eric Pike as the magazine's new editor-in-chief, effective immediately. This came in a news release today announcing Eric (the current brand and editorial director for MSLO) as the successor to the current editor-in-chief, Pilar Guzman, who joined the MSLO team in 2011. She has accepted a position at Conde-Nast Traveler. Eric will be the magazine's fifth editor-in-chief since Margaret Roach stepped down in 2006 and I just know that he is the perfect person to lead this wonderful and inspirational magazine to new heights of excellence. He is one of the earliest members of Martha's original team of editors and he knows this company, its founder and its magazine, inside and out. Welcome, Eric! I can't wait to see what ideas and style changes he'll bring to my favourite magazine! Read more about Eric, below.ABOUT ERIC:
Eric joined MSLO in 1992 as an associate art director for Martha Stewart Living magazine. Prior to that, he worked as senior designer at Designframe from 1988 to 1992. From 1983 to 1988, he was a designer for Carbone Smolan Associates. Eric has played an integral and crucial role on the creative team at MSLO and is largely responsible for the overall look of MSLO's award-winning magazines and books.
During his tenure at the company, Eric has worked across a wide variety of projects and programs at MSLO, giving him a unique insight and creative perspective. His work has been honored by the Society of Publication Designers, the American Institute of Graphic Artists, the New York Type Director's Club, and the Rhode Island School of Design. MSLO has won four national magazine awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors for both photography and design.
He was known at the magazine for years as "Father Christmas" because of his superb, award-winning editorial ideas and projects centered on Holiday themes - something Martha Stewart Living became famous for. He is one of the pioneers of Martha's original vision and this new appointment can only mean great things for the magazine.