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25 Best Annual Report Designs from 2011-2012

The annual report, for many firms and companies, is considered a design showpiece simply because it reflect the success of their business or operations. Companies are starting to realize that coming up with a nice Annual Report is a good investment because of the image it brings to the company. So even if your business experienced hard times during the year, make sure you still invest in an annual report that makes you proud.

In designing an annual report there a lot of things that one needs to consider. For the overall look, a designer must be able to come up with something that is representative of what a company is doing. For example, something for a banking or finance institution should look much different from a restaurant franchise or a car dealership. Another consideration in designing is the use of logo and branding colors of the company. Consistent use of branding elements in company publications inspires confidence and helps to build the reputation of the business.

If you are a designer who need inspiration for designing an annual report, you have come to the right place. In this post, we are featuring 25 of what we consider are the best annual reports produced from 2011 to 2012. We decided to pick just the latest designs so we will have a glimpse on the latest trends in annual report designs. Not all of the designs listed below are actual reports of the companies. Some of them are conceptual designs from students. For every entry, we made sure to include at least three images, one for cover, an inside page and page for financial reports with graphs and charts. Link to the source is provided after the preview images.

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If you liked this post, then you might be interested as well to checkout our previous roundups of annual report designs:

01-Gubretas Annual Report
Designed for the first chemical fertilizer company of Turkey which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Gubretas Annual Report 2012

Gubretas Annual Report 2012

Gubretas Annual Report 2012

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02-Nation Lanka Finance PLC Annual Report 2011/2012
The simplicity of this design makes this report look very elegant and luxurious.

Nation Lanka Finance PLC Annual Report 2011/2012

Nation Lanka Finance PLC Annual Report 2011/2012

Nation Lanka Finance PLC Annual Report 2011/2012

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03-Quicksilver 2012 Annual Report (Concept)
This is not the actual design, which was done by a student as part of a design course. Quiksilver, as shown in the design, also includes the brands Roxy and DC Shoes.

Quicksilver 2012 Annual Report

Quicksilver 2012 Annual Report

Quicksilver 2012 Annual Report

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04-ComReg (Commission for Communications Regulation) 2012 Annual Report
This design is for ComReg, Ireland’s statutory body responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications sector (telecommunications, radio communications and broadcasting transmission) and the postal sector.

Commission for Communications Regulation 2012 Annual Report

Commission for Communications Regulation 2012 Annual Report

Commission for Communications Regulation 2012 Annual Report

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05-Hugo Boss Annual General Report (Concept)
This is a student project for a design class. The proposed Annual General Report for Hugo Boss incorporates French style binding, with an extra fold out page for the Financial Tables.

Hugo Boss Annual General Report

Hugo Boss Annual General Report

Hugo Boss Annual General Report

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06-Caixa Seguros e Saúde Sustainability Report 2011

Caixa Seguros e Saúde Sustainability Report 2011

Caixa Seguros e Saúde Sustainability Report 2011

Caixa Seguros e Saúde Sustainability Report 2011

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07-Valve Annual Report 2013
This is a proposed concept for the 2013 Annual Report of Valve, an interactive financial book for shareholders and fans.

Valve Annual Report 2013

Valve Annual Report 2013

Valve Annual Report 2013

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08-Vodafone Annual Report (Concept)
A proposed design concept for Vodafone’s annual report, portraying the first year of its establishment in Qatar. This layout works in the form of diary or journal, where each page takes you to every employee’s journey/experience in this new foreign country.

Vodafone Annual Report

Vodafone Annual Report

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09-Outcomes Report
Outcomes Report 2012 for Imperial College London Diabetes Centre

Outcomes Annual Report

Outcomes Annual Report

Outcomes Annual Report

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10-Leica Annual Report
This was a conceptual design for the Leica Annual Report. The most accurate information available was from 2009-10, which is the reason for the out of date years on the cover and throughout the publication. The goal was to create a vintage inspired report that would catch and hold the attention of shareholders. The reason for choosing a vintage style was to pay homage to Leica’s amazing history in the world of photo journalism and superior camera manufacturing that dates back to 1925.

Leica Annual Report

Leica Annual Report

Leica Annual Report

11-Rainforest Alliance Annual Report

Rainforest Alliance Annual Report

Rainforest Alliance Annual Report

Rainforest Alliance Annual Report

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12-Seguros Pelayo Animated Annual Report
This design uses stop-motion animation. From Madrid-based studio Biografica, this report for Spanish insurance firm Seguros Pelayo features everything from cutout figures to an impromptu paper craft football match.

Seguros Pelayo Animated Annual Report

Seguros Pelayo Animated Annual Report

Seguros Pelayo Animated Annual Report

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13-Vrijwilligersacademie Amsterdam Annual Report 2011

Vrijwilligersacademie Amsterdam Annual Report 2011

Vrijwilligersacademie Amsterdam Annual Report 2011

Vrijwilligersacademie Amsterdam Annual Report 2011

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14-The Solar Annual Report 2011
The first annual report powered by the sun. Its content remains invisible until sunlight falls on its pages.  Indoors, the pages stay empty but as soon as you go outside the content gets visible.

The Solar Annual Report 2011

The Solar Annual Report 2011

The Solar Annual Report 2011

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15-Annual Report and Accounts | Edifer 2010
A design concept for a construction company, Edifer. The company’s claim, “beyond construction” opened the path for an idea: to explore the three-dimensional representation of space in computer programs, which by definition have no boundaries.

Annual Report and Accounts | Edifer 2010

Annual Report and Accounts | Edifer 2010

Annual Report and Accounts | Edifer 2010

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16-Transnet Integrated Report 2012
The Transnet Integrated Report for 2012 was completed at HKLM. The project provided an excellent opportunity for information design to best showcase the company’s operation and achievements to its stakeholders.

Transnet Integrated Report 2012

Transnet Integrated Report 2012

Transnet Integrated Report 2012

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17-Craft Victoria Annual Report
Craft Victoria presents a vibrant, curated program of contemporary art and craft exhibitions in Melbourne, as well as offering a wide range of related goods.

Craft Victoria Annual Report

Craft Victoria Annual Report

Craft Victoria Annual Report

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18- UHAUL Annual Report 2010
The concept behind the report is to position UHAUL as a do-it-yourself company by using tactile imagery and materials. The images shown focus on the textures, tools, and materials used while moving.

UHAUL Annual Report 2010

UHAUL Annual Report 2010

UHAUL Annual Report 2010

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19-Heinz Annual Report
To access the Heinz products, consumers must make an extra effort: pull tabs, tearing pods, tap the bottom of the bottle. This interactivity is transcribed in this 2011 annual report by forcing the reader to manipulate the book more than simply turning the pages.

Heinz Annual Report

Heinz Annual Report

Heinz Annual Report

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20-Croatian Post Progress Report 2011

Croatian Post Progress Report 2011

Croatian Post Progress Report 2011

Croatian Post Progress Report 2011

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21-2011 Annual Report for BFA Bank

2011 Annual Report for BFA Bank

2011 Annual Report for BFA Bank

2011 Annual Report for BFA Bank

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22-Pliva Annual Report
Annual Report for a pharmaceutical company. Cover contains a list of all PLIVA’s branches worldwide. Perforations on the cover jacket reveal letters that make company’s motto: ‘Dedicated to Health’

2011 Annual Report for BFA Bank

2011 Annual Report for BFA Bank

2011 Annual Report for BFA Bank

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23-Netflix Annual Report
The size of the book is in proportion to the envelope and the inside is designed to simulate Netflix materials such as their envelope and movie sleeve.

Netflix Annual Report

Netflix Annual Report

Netflix Annual Report

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24-Energosbyt 2012 Annual Report
Designed for a Russian company specializing on sales of energy for citizens in the region.

Energosbyt 2012 Annual Report

Energosbyt 2012 Annual Report

Energosbyt 2012 Annual Report

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25-Austin Children’s Shelter Annual Report
Mason Zimbler designed the ACS 2011 annual report around a theme of “extraordinary normalcy,” highlighting efforts to give these kids the experiences most take for granted. The report also gave donors the tools to become advocates, with detachable cards featuring information about programs, special events and donor opportunities to share.

Austin Children's Shelter Annual Report

Austin Children's Shelter Annual Report

Austin Children's Shelter Annual Report

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