I am currently working on an annual report design project. So I was out looking for some design inspirations online when I stumbled upon these beautiful annual report designs. I picked mostly the recent annual reports (that means, 2007 or 2008 annual reports) so we could see the trends and what other designers have been using in their designs. Although there are some exceptions, I cannot resist the temptation of putting these annual reports in this list because they just look really awesome even if they are five years old or so already.
Would you believe that I actually had a creative block when I started working on this annual report project but just looking at some of these annual reports, I was able to get back into the groove? Yes, these designs are really inspiring that I am pressured to share them with you as well.
So here are what I believe are the best of the recent annual reports that I have seen so far. If you have other resources that you think are better than what are posted below, please leave a comment at the end of this post and do not forget the link where we could find these resources and hopefully, we will be able to add them on this list. So without much further ado, here are 26 beautiful annual report design examples and I gathered from around the world wide web.
01 – Rossendale Borough Council Corporate Plan
The spiral wire used to bind this report makes it look less formal but yes, it separates this report from the traditional ones which usually have perfect binding or saddle stitched. The shade of yellow used for the cover is also very attractive that no one would surely miss or ignore this Annual Report.
02 – YWCA of Adelaide Annual Report 2006/07
03 – Palmetto Annual Report
04 – SPAM Annual Report
05 – British Council Annual Report 2007-2008
06- Gertrude Street Annual Report
07 – Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation 2006 Annual Report
08 – The New School Annual Report
09 – Calgary Society for Persons With Disabilities 2008 Annual Report
10 – Edwards Lifesciences 2004 Annual Report Design
11 – British Council 2006 Annual Report
12 – City of Sydney Annual Report
13 – Micrel 2006 Annual Report
14 – EFMD Annual Report 2006
15 – University of California Press Annual Report
16 – Brooklyn AIDS Task Force Annual Report (2004-2005)
17 – Gruen Brewery Annual Report Design by justcreativedesign.com
18 – Leargas 2007 Annual Report
19 – Gleaners Annual Report
20 – OXFAM 2008 Annual Report
21 – Annual Report of the Professional Footballers’ Association
22 – Kodak 2007 Annual Report
23 – Oculus Annual Report 2007
24 – SRS Labs 2003 Annual Report Design
25 – New Century Financial 2005 Annual Report Design
26 – Legal Services Ombudsman Annual Report
In case you want more design inspirations, especially if you’re working on an annual report, allgraphicsdesign.com actually has a very useful article titled, Annual Report Designs–Best of Annual Reports, which includes a comprehensive list (with images, of course) of annual report designs. The page may take sometime to load though because of the number and size of the images.