25th Anniversary Countdown to Christmas: Day 8

Throughout December, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Martha Stewart Living magazine, I will examine 25 of the most memorable and influential people, moments and milestones at Martha Stewart's company over the last quarter century: the Martha Moments that fans are especially grateful for. I hope you enjoy these reflections on twenty-five years of excellence!


Longtime readers of Martha Stewart Living magazine will know the name Eric Pike as soon as it is spoken. Eric has been with the magazine since 1992 and has been instrumental in building the visual and editorial signposts of the Martha Stewart brand. He is currently the magazine's editor-in-chief but began as an associate art director for the magazine and had previously worked as a senior designer at Designframe. From 1983 to 1988, he was a designer for Carbone Smolane Associates.
During his tenure at the company, Eric has worked across many of the company's platforms, giving him a unique insight on the many facets of the brand. He has worked on the layout and content of all of Martha's magazines and books, as well as the catalogs and advertising campaigns. He is the primary steward of the Martha Stewart "voice" throughout all her publications. An avid crafter himself, Eric has helped with the development of crafts and craft supplies and frequently oversees photo shoots and style direction to ensure consistent visual branding. His work with Martha Stewart Living 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. 

He was known at the magazine for years as "Father Christmas" or "Mr. Holidays" 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 I simply cannot imagine Martha Stewart Living without Eric! Thank you, Eric, for all your wonderful work over the years. It has not gone unnoticed by readers and fans of the Martha Stewart brand.
Eric has a beautiful apartment in Manhattan. It is one of the most beautiful spaces I have ever seen.  Awash in greys and taupes, it is a soothing nest of calm. Click here to see more. 
Eric (a.k.a. Father Christmas) decorated his apartment one year with beautiful silvery tones. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A man of great talent and a style sense of understated beauty. MSOL and all of us are lucky to have him involved in their publication