World-class Annual Report Design Service

Set your organisation apart with our premier sustainability report and annual report design service. At The Ethical Agency, we craft professional reports that effortlessly narrate your organisation’s journey, highlight accomplishments, and embody your brand ethos. Our focus on human-centric design ensures that each page is a compelling narrative, ensuring your annual report is as engaging to read as it is to look at.

Our dedicated team of six full-time report designers is adept at creating world-class annual reports with a quick turnaround time. We ensure that our designs are authentic, engaging, aligned with your organisation’s objectives, and delivered on time every time.

With our affordable fees, we service clients in the UK, Europe, USA and Africa.

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Publication design for The World Bank

A selection of our annual report design clients

Our team has a proven track record of delivering exceptional publication and annual report design services to a diverse clientele, including notable organisations and corporations such as The Presidency of South Africa, the National Business Initiative (NBI), the World Bank (USA), GreenCape, The Centre for Environment Rights, Aerobic Technologies (UK), Digby Wells (UK), Link Medical Solutions (UK) and the Mail & Guardian.

Why enlist TEA as your annual report design specialist?

In today’s digital-first world, content is king [& queen]. This means that the presentation of your annual report can make or break its reception—a well-designed yearly report can mean the difference between engagement and boredom. The impact of a well-designed annual report on your audience is significant, and we are here to help you make that lasting impression.

Our annual report design services will help distinguish your brand in the sea of digital and printed materials. Using striking cover designs, intuitive layouts, custom typesetting, and bespoke illustrations and diagrams, our team ensures your new report is not just another report but a unique and tailored representation of your brand.


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Annual reports vs. impact reports:

What’s the difference?

We produce annual reports and impact reports. An annual report includes “big picture” financial information about an organisation, providing stakeholders and donors with an entire year’s worth of information.

An impact report focuses more on the positive impact the organisation has had on people and the planet and is usually shorter than annual reports. It relies more on a “snapshot” than a comprehensive review and is more acute, showing an overview of the impact of specific programs and initiatives.

A sustainability report documents the disclosure of an organisation’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals and communicates the organisation’s efforts and progress to reach such goals.


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Katharina Gihring
Katharina Gihring
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Wonderful team to work with that goes out of their way to create a beautiful digital product.
Kia Kids-innovate-africa
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We received an impecable service from Brett and the team. We received exactly what we've ordered at a really good price. As a rising social impact organisation, every penny spend without the exchange of value could paralise our mission. But, The Ethical Agency, even though they work with global organisations, they were flexible to support us and we are very happy with their service. Bret went above what the briefing required, by taking his time to call/ virtual meet with us to provide added support. The team live up-to their organisation's name and values. A big thanks to you Brett and the team. We hope to work with you guys again in the near future!
Christo van Schalkwyk
Christo van Schalkwyk
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What an absolute pleasure working with the TEA team! Professional, friendly and always willing to help. Highly recommended.
Scott Peter Smith
Scott Peter Smith
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We've worked a number of times with the Ethical Agency now and they have always delivered, on time, on brief and have been available for any tweaks. Lovely to work with
Just SA
Just SA
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Fabulous, committed team! TEA are always willing to go the extra mile to do what is right.
Michelle Shields
Michelle Shields
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I have really enjoyed working with The Ethical Agency. They have been professional and friendly and really helped elevate the brand identity of our new venture. Thank you to Brett and his star team.
Evariste Umba
Evariste Umba
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Good feedback from the Switchboard and CEO
Joette Emerton
Joette Emerton
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I've worked with The Ethical Agency for a few years now, the team is always friendly and helpful and they produce great work! They're always mindful of costs with us being a non-profit, which we really appreciate. All round a great design agency that I highly recommend!
Kira Erwin
Kira Erwin
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The Ethical Agency recently designed and developed the Africa Zero-Waste Hub. They were very professional and responsive. I was really impressed by both the creativity and development skills. I would use them again in a heartbeat!

Annual report design portfolio

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Annual report design portfolio

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Our approach to annual report design

It’s not just about making content look good. It’s about strategic communication.

We consider every element, from typography and colour schemes to infographics and photography, ensuring a cohesive and attractive publication that crafts a logical narrative to effortlessly draw our readers to want more.

The less the reader is aware of our design, the more we have achieved in our remit.

Whether you’re looking to showcase sustainability efforts, financial growth, or community impact, our annual report designs are tailored to highlight your successes in the most human-centric and impactful way possible.

Annual Report design fees

Our annual report design fees start at £2,500 / $2,500 / €2,500 / R40,000 for a 24-page publication.

A 100 page publication would be in the region of £7,500 / $7,500 / €7,500 / R128,000.


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Publication design services


World-class annual report design where each page is designed to effortlessly articulate the meaning and essence of the messaging.



You provide the copy, and we can review, edit, and rewrite it into a compelling narrative that will keep your readers on the edge of their seats.


A compelling and impactful cover is the most important aspect of annual report design – we ensure your cover stands out from the crowd.


We are experienced in translating into many local South African languages as well as Portuguese, French, German and more…

Our core graphic design & publication services

⬇️ Publication design
⬇️ Graphic design
⬇️ Digital design
⬇️ Brand design

⬇️ Impact report design
⬇️ Illustration design
⬇️ Catalogue design
⬇️ Magazine design

⬇️ Pamphlet design
⬇️ Brochure design
⬇️ Booklet design
⬇️ Layout design

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Transform your impact into visual stories with a professional annual report design service

Our annual report design services deliver more than aesthetics; they help your organisation make its impact visible and engaging.

We guarantee our clients:

  • A seamless, stress-free design process from concept to completion
  • Clear, compelling narratives woven through visuals and text
  • Tailored designs that reflect your brand’s ethos
  • Innovative use of graphics to present data
  • Image sourcing and free image licensing – we don’t charge for the use of sourced images

Our annual report design services include:

  • Annual Report Design conceptIncludes a design concept that beautifully articulates your project objectives and content – this includes client feedback and revisions
  • Annual Report Layout and design1 hour per page, includes covers and cover concept – some pages take more some take less
  • Icons, diagrams, minor illustrations, tables –  most publications require some form of diagrams – we charge 1 hour per diagram – some take more some take less
  • Photography management – sourcing new / managing existing images. Sourced images we provide free of charge
  • Client review changes – once your design is ready for review we share with you to add your feedback, using an efficient cloud based tool
  • Annual Report Exports (print & digital) – once approved we will export the annual report in required formats, usually for print and digital
  • Project management & art direction – all our annual report design fees include project mangement and art direction as standard


Publication design types:

  1. Publication design
  2. Impact report design
  3. Company profile design
  4. Brochure design
  5. Fact sheet design
  6. Newspaper supplement design
  7. Catalogue design
  8. Pamphlet design
  9. Magazine design
  10. Booklet design

Why use TEA for your annual report?

Expertise: With years of experience in annual report design, our team is well-equipped to handle projects of any size and complexity and deliver exceptional results every time.

Creativity: We pride ourselves on our creative approach to annual report design. We constantly push boundaries and explore new ideas to create annual reports that stand out from the crowd.

Client-Centric Approach: We prioritise open communication and collaboration with our clients, ensuring their vision and objectives are reflected in the final product. Each annual report design project includes a dedicated and experienced publication design project manager.

Location: Located in South Africa, our UTC time zone suits many global locations – we service a number of clients in the UK, Europe, South Africa and Africa. We are usually the same time zone as most European countries or an hour behind or ahead. South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK in British summer time and two hours in British winter.

We can highly recommend TEA – innovative designs, collaborative teamwork, quick turnaround time. A small but dynamic professional team who are super efficient and detail orientated. We can highly recommend this agency and we look forward to working with them in the near future

Chrystal Dryding

Supplements & Special Projects Manager, The Mail & Guardian

Let’s create your year-end story together

Let us help you showcase your impact and achievements through a meticulously designed annual report that is a testament to your values and success. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

Don’t hesitate to contact us – we’ll start creating your annual report today.

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