Faculty portfolios

  • After the Party. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
    After the Party. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
  • Charlie Chaplin. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
    Charlie Chaplin. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
  • Consolations of Philosophy. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
    Consolations of Philosophy. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
  • On Plentitude. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
    On Plentitude. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
  • Nineteenth Symphony. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
    Nineteenth Symphony. Illustration included in the book "After Love," poems by Ryan Fox. Micron pen & watercolor.
  • Adolescent Summer, Wilmington, DE. Unpublished illustration. Micron pen & watercolor.
    Adolescent Summer, Wilmington, DE. Unpublished illustration. Micron pen & watercolor.

Jeff Pike

Professor

Phone: 
314-935-8420
Fax: 
314-935-6462

Steinberg 021

Campus Box 1031
Biography 

Jeff Pike received a BFA degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Visual Communication from Syracuse University. Pike joined the faculty of the School of Art at Washington University in 1983. He has directed the Illustration program, and in 1993 he was appointed Associate Dean, responsible for the undergraduate programs. Pike was appointed Dean of the School of Art in 1999, a position he held through July 2008.

Pike's professional work has appeared in numerous print and broadcast venues. He has worked for major advertising agencies and clients. His work has been recognized in Print, Art Direction, Creativity, and Adweek magazines. He also has won Addy's and Flair awards for his creative work in advertising. In 2010, Pike published a boxed, letterpress book of illustrations and works of fiction by two authors based upon the letters of Heloise and Abelard titled, From Letters to Fictions: Heloise & Abelard. Most recently, Pike's work has been accepted into the 53rd Annual New York Society of Illustrators exhibition.

Pike has lectured at a number of schools and universities. He has twice been a resident at the Cité International des Arts, Paris. He has led abroad programs in Belgium, France, and Italy. As dean, he has traveled throughout Asia. Pike has been a board member for several art organizations, most recently the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). He also is a visit team leader and consultant for NASAD.

Statement 

The book From Letters to Fiction: Heloise & Abelard is a collaborative project between Carson Grace Becker, Bart Parker, and myself. Ms. Becker wrote the play Remembering Heloise, and Mr. Parker wrote the short story, Last Number of the Night. The well-known letters of Abelard and Heloise inspired both pieces. The book was designed and printed in letterpress by Ken Botnick. The illustrations for Last Number are crow-quill pen & ink; those for Remembering are bamboo pen and brush & ink.