My first annual report design for Sphere, an international community which sets standards for humanitarian action and promotes quality and accountability, was a succinct dual-purpose summary and poster, produced in PDF and print form.
Since then, both the report and my work with Sphere have evolved and expanded, as PDF-only for two years and this year’s fourth annual report as PDF with an option for online print.
The layout has been adapted to add allowance for binding in print production. There’s more content from Sphere’s network. There have been more graphics to adapt. I’ve been both designer and illustrator – we’ve used sketch illustration for the Humanitarian Standards Partnership website and the Sphere Unpacked Guide Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilience in Humanitarian Action, we’ve designed it in to the cover, building this new approach to showing and explaining topics.
Longer-term work with clients enables me to follow their activities and learn from their approach. This year, Sphere has been working on the accessibility of its communications, so some of that work has been carried through here and all of the images have alt tags.