Annual Report Design


Your annual report is a valuable marketing tool that showcases your success, visually communicates your brand and highlights your future goals. But it doesn’t just inform your stakeholders — it’s also an integral component of your marketing communications.

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Benefits of Professional Annual Report Design

Of course, your annual report must meet all statutory, regulatory and internal governance requirements. But a professionally designed annual report it can do so much more for your business!

  • Stand out from the competition
  • Showcase your products and services
  • Build customer trust
  • Engage investors
  • Communicate your company’s current situation in a positive way

To ensure you receive all these benefits, we’ll create an annual report design that incorporates clear, concise, straightforward information. We’ll also include engaging infographics, clear typography and a logical hierarchy of information. All of these elements working together will build an annual report that shows your organisation at its absolute best.

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University of Queensland Young Achievers Program Annual Update


“Our company used Ignition Creative for a glossy magazine style Annual Report this year.

Wayne and his team were brilliant to work with, they listened to what we were after and sensitive to the Indigenous nature of our business.  Wayne is extremely knowledgeable in all things design and provided great advice, resulting in a publication we are extremely happy with and proud of.  We will definitely use Ignition Creative again for future projects.  Thanks Wayne and the team for guiding us through this process and producing a really great result for us.”

Danielle Clark, Community Enterprise Qld

Who We Help

Ignition Creative has created annual reports and corporate communications for:

  • Government departments, including Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Not-for-profit organisations, including Meals on Wheels and Centacare
  • Private industry companies, such as Verbrec and Encompass Mining
  • Education, both private and public schools, including education and tertiary programs like University of Queensland’s Young Achievers Program Annual Update
  • Financial organisations, such as Financial Horizons and Pivotal Partners
  • Retail businesses, such as Savills, Retail First and Muscle Milk
  • Small businesses throughout Queensland and Australia

Annual Report Design Services

Our services include:

  • project management
  • infographic design
  • icon design
  • layout design
  • photographic treatment
  • and more

Clients we’ve assisted with annual reports, prospectus documents and supporting material

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Initial Brief

Together, we discuss and define the criteria for your annual report. These include timelines and scheduling, as well as statutory and essential regulatory requirements, such as:

  • general corporate information
  • operating and financial highlights
  • CEO letter to the shareholders
  • narrative text, graphics and photos
  • management’s discussion and analysis
  • financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement


While your brand will inform the backbone of your annual report design, we’ll work with you to develop your theme as well. To find your overarching theme, we’ll look at your year in review, the stand out highlights and where your organisation is heading. Together we’ll define your theme, tone and personality so that your authentic voice can engage your customers and investors and drive your goals into the future.

Concept Development

You will receive two unique concepts to choose from that respond to your brief and showcase your business.

Each concept will have a cover design and a double-page spread, and will explain the proposed infographics, typography styles and colour palette reflecting the chosen theme. We’ll take your feedback seriously. Because while we’re experts in annual report design, you’re the expert in your business. Your insight at this stage is vital to creating a fantastic result.

Design & Construction

At this stage:

  • infographics are designed and built.
  • all photography is digitally enhanced to ensure consistent colour balance, brightness and contrast.
  • any necessary photographic imagery is built.
  • supporting graphic elements are incorporated into the design.

Revision and Proofing

Naturally, you’ll need to invite, share and receive feedback from your internal stakeholders before giving us your final feedback.

Our proprietary online digital proofing system is a collaborative platform that allows you to seamlessly work with your internal team to gather all your feedback into one place. It includes discussion tools, easy-to-use mark-up tools and a simple facility for proof-version comparison.

Print and Delivery

Once you’re completely happy, we’re happy to help you manage the details of printing your annual report for you.

This can include sourcing and incorporating specialty stocks, plus embellishments such as foiling, embossing and die-cutting.

If you wish, we also manage the print process and oversee the distribution of your annual report to your stakeholders. And we can also provide final press-ready PDFs or digital files for online publication.

We’re able to support you in a way that makes your job easier and gets your annual report in the hands of the right people at the right time.

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