John Dykes

BFA Illustration Faculty


BFA - Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
MFA Illustration - University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut


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For 30 years John S. Dykes has been creating illustrations for a wide and diverse list of clients, earning recognition from The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, American Illustration, 3x3 Illustration Annual, Print Magazine, How Magazine, Step By Step Graphics, and The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (gold and silver medals).
In 2013, John earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at the University of Hartford. “I joined the program with the idea that a period of structured study could be a challenge, but also an invigorating and energizing experience. It has added a whole new dimension and perspective to my life as an artist.”
John’s studio is in his home near Boston. He is represented by the fine people at Gerald & Cullen Rapp, in NYC.
Clients include:
Time, Newsweek, U.S.News, Businessweek, Men's Health, United Airlines, Wall Street Journal, N.Y.Times, Boston Globe, L.A.Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, Money, Barrons, Amex, AT&T, IBM, Disney Press, FCB Worldwide, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Readers' Digest, Forbes, Fortune, MacWorld, Capital One, Abbott Labs, Pfizer, McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Fidelity, GQ, BC/BS, GE, NBC, Scholastic, Coopers & Lybrand, Chevron, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Book of the Month, Major League Baseball, and many others.
John has given presentations at schools and institutions including the University of Kansas, University of Connecticut, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, The New England School of Art & Design...
His work is part of the permanent collection of The New Britain Museum of American Art, as well as many private collections.
John creates his graphic work under the name Leo Acadia, which you can see here.