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Annual Report Design

Your annual report design is more than just a summary of your year’s achievements; they are a reflection of your company’s identity and a powerful tool for engaging stakeholders. At Make Better Documents, we understand the importance of presenting your yearly accomplishments, financial data, and future goals in an accessible and engaging format. 


Our approach to annual report design combines clear, concise data presentation with striking visuals that align with your brand’s identity. 


We focus on creating a narrative that weaves together your company’s story, highlighting key achievements and future prospects. Our designs are tailored to be reader-friendly, with well-structured layouts, infographics, and charts that make complex information easy to digest.



We believe that a well-designed annual report can boost investor confidence, enhance your corporate image, and effectively communicate your business’s success story. 


Typical turn-around time: 14-28 business days.

Your Annual Report Design will be delivered as

Print PDF | Web PDF | InDesign

Make Better Documents will follow your existing branding when designing the annual report design. We understand that the report will need to be both print and web based. So we deliver the annual report design in three formats: a high-quality print PDF, a convenient web PDF with clickable links, and the complete InDesign package, allowing for any future edits.


Can be used for any industry.

What to expect

Annual Report Design Standard Inclusions

  • Designed to be both print and screen ready in one document!
  • Print and screen PDF files. Print files are 300DPI with trim marks and screen file is optimised to send via email.
  • Unlimited tables, charts, graphics based on your needs
  • Price depends on page count
  • 100% custom made using your existing branding (or revamping if needed)
  • Three rounds of changes
  • Good looking cover page
  • Page numbers (starting after the cover page)
  • All interactive elements clickable (Table of contents, URLs, emails etc.)
  • Section starting pages
  • Includes both beautiful magazine style stakeholder section at start and the financial tables at end
  • Up to 30 stock images included
  • You will also receive all source InDesign files for future editing

Included in the design

Web and Print ready

Your annual report design will be created being both print and web ready. This will all be done within the same InDesign document. Then when it comes to export you will get two different PDF. One PDF is web ready with clickable hyperlinks and condensed size for email or website uploading. Your second PDF will be the print ready one that goes off to the printer. It will be high-quality with bleed.


Stock Images

It is best to use your own photos in an advertisements. This way the overall look of your advertisement is matching your brand – they are your photos. But of course, sometimes it makes the most sense to use generic stock images. Make Better Documents will source any stock images you need. Furthermore, the images used will be of the highest quality possible.


Charts, Graphics, Tables

In our annual report designs, we use charts, graphs, and tables to transform complex data into clear, visual narratives. These elements are meticulously crafted to complement the text, providing an intuitive understanding of trends and figures, thereby enhancing the report’s overall impact and readability.


Following your brand guidelines

The design will be carefully crafted to match your existing branding. By using your brand colours, fonts and imagery, the design will be consistent with other marketing materials. 

Why is this good for my business?

In today’s fast-paced business environment, a well-designed annual report is a crucial tool for Make Better Documents. It goes beyond mere compliance; it’s a powerful communication asset that tells your company’s story, highlights achievements, and outlines future goals. Our expertly designed reports present complex data through clear charts, graphs, and narratives, making them accessible and engaging for stakeholders. This not only reinforces your brand’s professionalism and credibility but also builds trust and confidence among investors and clients. 


A compelling annual report can capture the essence of your business’s journey over the year, showcasing not just where you’ve been, but where you’re headed, making it an invaluable asset for strategic growth and stakeholder engagement.

How to optimise and add functionality

In the intricate process of annual report design at Make Better Documents, optimising and enhancing functionality is paramount. We believe that an annual report should be more than just a statutory summary; it should be a dynamic tool for business communication. Our approach to this key business document involves integrating interactive elements such as navigable Table of Contents and clickable hyperlinks. If you want, we can build in tabs down the side too. These features not only make the report more engaging but also more accessible, allowing stakeholders to easily find and understand the information they need.


We also focus on the adaptability of the design. Our annual reports are crafted to be visually striking in both digital and print formats, ensuring your message is conveyed effectively regardless of how it’s accessed. By utilising high-quality, scalable graphics and adaptable layouts, we ensure that your report maintains its impact and clarity across various platforms. Additionally, our designs incorporate data visualisation techniques that turn complex financial statistics and business information into clear, digestible infographics. This not only enhances the reader’s experience but also adds a layer of functionality, making your annual report a valuable asset in conveying your company’s story and achievements

Annual report design considerations

At Make Better Documents, we understand that annual reports are a crucial reflection of your company’s yearly achievements and vision for the future. That’s why our approach to annual report design is rooted in a deep understanding of both aesthetic appeal and functional clarity. We start by carefully considering your company’s brand identity, ensuring that every aspect of the design aligns with your corporate ethos. We will work within your existing brand guidelines, or where not available, will design within recognised trends in your industry. Make Better Documents uses typography that enhances readability and professionalism, our attention to detail is meticulous. We believe that a well-designed annual report should not only present financial data and company milestones but also tell your brand’s unique story in an engaging and coherent manner.


Our design process also involves the strategic use of visuals to convey complex information. We incorporate custom-made infographics, charts, and tables that transform dense data into understandable and visually appealing formats. This approach not only aids in the clear communication of key metrics and accomplishments but also ensures that your stakeholders remain engaged from cover to cover. By blending narrative with data visualisation, we create annual reports that are not only informative but also captivating. Additionally, our designs are crafted to be versatile across digital and print mediums, ensuring your annual report is accessible and impactful, no matter the format. Ready to make your annual report a standout document that effectively communicates your year’s success? 


Reach out to Make Better Documents, and let’s create an annual report that’s as exceptional as your business.

Annual Report Design That Communicates Success