ELYSIAN Creator-in-Chief Ryan Stalvey and Executive Editor Laurie Bogart Wiles find themselves in good company, as their 2022 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards nominations place them in categories with Pulitzer Prize winners and internationally acclaimed designers. ELYSIAN, a relatively small operation, stands among the giants of the publications industry, competing with publishing houses that have hundreds of staff members, including Conde Nast, Hearst, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, and ESPN Magazine, among others.
“Being recognized as part of the 2022 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards is confirmation from your peers that your work stands out above the rest. It is a validation to ELYSIAN that our vision has value,” Stalvey said.
Judges cited three issues among Stalvey’s body of work when they selected him as 2022 Designer of the Year: ELYSIAN’S Winter “Pet and Holiday” 2021/2022 issue, the Spring 2022 “Art” issue, and the Summer 2022 “Green” issue.
“Working with Ryan is like watching a painter create a masterpiece,” said Wiles, who has worked with Stalvey for many years on multiple magazines. “The recognition he’s been given as 2022 Designer of the Year is like winning an Oscar for Best Actor. There’s simply no higher recognition, nor a more deserving individual. He’s a genuine talent.”