An annual report is a comprehensive report on a company’s activities throughout the preceding year and are intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about the activities and financial performance of a company or organization. Since the core of an annual report are mostly numbers, designing an annual report thus requires extreme attention to detail and a large amount of creativity in presenting numbers in an interesting way.
If you are a designer in the process of conceptualizing an annual report design and layout, looking at some inspiring annual report designs will surely help. In this post, therefore, we decided to come up with a list of the 20 best annual report design ideas for inspiration. Most of these designs are actual annual reports while some of them are design concepts or school projects. If you want to know more or see more pictures of inside pages of these annual reports, just click on the link found below each preview image. We hope these will help you improve your professional approach in designing annual reports and help your clients stay ahead of their competition.
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20 EXAMPLES OF 2010 ANNUAL REPORT IDEAS
01- Dopplr 2008 Personal Annual Report for Barack Obama
The Personal Annual Report is a unique PDF of data, visualizations and factoids about your travel in 2008. The report was generated personally for every Dopplr user and delivered to them in early January 2009.
02- Polo Ralph Lauren Annual Report
03- Annual Report Design for Billabong
This is an annual report for the water sports company, Billabong International. The design parallels the aggressiveness of the brand while remaining digestible and organized.
04- Annual Report Design for Child Abuse Network
007 Annual Report and Donor pieces for the Child Abuse Network. Rather than just giving the annual report a facelift, our recommendation was to concentrate on the retention of current donors. With a churn rate of 36% the previous year, the materials focused on the positive differences made in only one short year. Child Abuse Network reported donations from the previous years donor base were up 42% from the year before. Awarded best of show for Graphex 39.
05- Daimler AG Annual Report
06- Infiniloop Annual Report
07- Annual Report Design for Aguirre Newman
08- Eletrosul Annual Report
09- Gefest Black and White Annual Report
10- WWE Yellow and Black Annual Report Design
yellow black annual report design
11- Proposed annual report project for Helly Hansen by Shelby White
12- Nokia Annual Report Redesigned/Student Projects
This re-design of Nokia’s 2005 Annual Report reflects the company’s approach and Finnish style; super-clean, clear, and information-driven, the piece was meant to feel at home inside of a Nokia lab.
13- Annual Report Design for Jagran Group
Series of Annual Report documents for Jagran Group – Dainik Jagran, which is the highest selling national daily in India
14- Annual Report Design for Jenoptik AG
15- Annual Report Design for Railinc
16- Orrick 2006 Annual Report
Words are a lawyer’s most powerful tools. Lawyers choose words carefully and apply them with great purpose. In Orrick’s 2006 Annual Review, the use of punctuation illustrates the impact Orrick has on their clients, the legal profession, people and communities.
17- Annual Report Design for Euro Leasing
18-Annual Report Design for Trans Container
19- Annual Report Design for Ministry of Sound
Annual report for ministry of sound which pulls out from a laser-cut casing like a record from a record sleeve, the design is inspired by graphic equalizers and clubbing culture. The images of the report itself are followed by the contents and introduction pages, an editorial spread and the financial spread.
20-Annual Report Design for Gibson