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Six Factors Explained


World Happiness Report rankings explained. Income, health, having someone to count on, having a sense of freedom to make key life decisions, generosity, and the absence of corruption all play strong roles in supporting life evaluations.

Life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll provide the basis for the annual happiness rankings. They are based on answers to the main life evaluation question. The Cantril ladder asks respondents to think of a ladder, with the best possible life for them being a 10 and the worst possible life being a 0. They are then asked to rate their own current lives on that 0 to 10 scale. The rankings are from nationally representative samples over three years.

This promotion was an accompaniment to the 2023 World Happiness Report. The illustrations (Lisa Dröes) bring these factors to colorful life and make us a little happier.

Terramar Catalog Design


Terramar has been designing and manufacturing outdoor wear since 1971. Stislow Design was tasked with elegantly designing their clothing catalog to be more appealing to the outdoor enthusiast. We recommended the use of big outdoor photographs, elegant use of space and typography, bright colors and easy to read graphics for their thermal rated base layer system.

Reich Paper ODEON

Reich Paper

An exciting prospect! Design updates to Reich Paper’s swatch books starting with ODEON, a genuine-felt finish paper which performs beautifully on press making it the perfect choice for luxury packaging, presentation folders, invitations, hang tags and direct mail. The design is an artistic spot color update to the kaleidoscopic photographic approach of the previous version. The gradeline color is  updated to reflect the evolution of the offerings. Next on the way is SAVOY.

Reich Paper Website

Reich Paper

The Reich Paper website remains a valuable information resources for customers, but as the paper industry continues to change and the industry shifts toward marketing to a wider range of buyers, rethinking the user-experience of this continually evolving website became a critical challenge. The site navigation was greatly simplified creating an inviting experience. Features throughout the site help and educate new buyers of industry terms and basis weight comparison charts. The photography adds a warm tactile quality to the website and serves to both feature the unique characteristics of Reich Paper’s specialty papers and inspire designers and makers to the potential applications. Additional features created for the website include a suite of Reich Paper envelope die-lines and stationery component sizing guide, both aiding in the flawless execution of elegant invitation suites.


The website user-experience shifted toward an online shopping experience for new paper and envelope customers while maintaining familiar and popular features like the quick shop module for frequent customers.
The website was strategically developed to leverage the database for any number of queries. The site provides several ways for various user types to browse including a robust search function.
The e-commerce website offers additional functionality for Reich Paper and customers. The website includes a blog component (above right) to share news and inspiration.

I Live. Send Help.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

jdc_featureFrom the depths of the Joint Distribution Committee’s rich archives history comes alive. Their influence on countless lives is chronicled is this elegant collector’s book with case. It’s commissioned as a 100-year commemorative piece to donors and supporters pulls from photographs and letters dating from 1914 compiled from JDC’s extensive Global Archives in New York and Jerusalem.

img_6993   img_8139-copyimg_7006The book is organized by decades delineated with openers of black stock and 2 hits of opaque white ink.

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Production details included spot varnishes of a gradating floral textures. Bright orange end leaves gives this earnest piece a touch of color.

The book design went out to inform an exhibition, “I Live. Send Help.” 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library in New York City.


To accomplish the highest level of quality in the finished product, Stislow Design performed extensive production testing.



Promos & Holiday Cards

Reich Paper

We have had the pleasure (and privilege) of working with ReichPaper for nearly two decades on many branding, marketing communication projects, and the evolutions of their website design and functionality. They always bring an interesting challenge to the table. Below are a collection of promotional items and seasonal communications we’ve so enjoyed working on.

rp_coastersReich Paper SAVOY 236# Cover



SAVOY Brilliant White 184# Cover Letterpress promotion



SHINE Midnight 107# Cover engraved holiday card



SHINE Bronze 107# Cover foil stamped and laser die-cut holiday card.

img_7046SAVOY Brilliant White 118# Cover holiday card engraved with an optical illusion



SAVOY Brilliant White 118# Cover letterpressed with playful geometric shapes



Reich Paper SHINE Pearl Digital cover stock digitally printed with swatch book design-inspired graphic



Earth. Air. Water. Note cards for sale at Reich Paper letterpressed on SAVOY cover. Beautifully illustrated by Naomi Brown