City of London Corporation + PWC
Total tax contribution of UK financial services in 2019 report design
az.design was given the opportunity to pitch design concepts for an annual total tax contirbution report, for the City of London Corporation. Up against three other agencies, our proposal was successful and we were commissioned to work on the 32-page report and a 2-page infographic.
The brief was to make the complex figures and findings easy to digest with a bright colour palette, simple clean graphics and exciting imagery. The report design concept was based on fibre optic data lines intertwined with people – reflecting the increasing digitalisation within the finance field and the people behind the taxes.
The report included creating a complex colour palette to incorporate all the different types of taxes alongside producing an attractive colour wheel. The separate 2-page infographic was produced to promote the key facts and figures, which were then explained in more details in the report. The infographics were also broken up into sections to produce social media cards to promote the report.
Both the report and the 2-pager needed to be supplied as Accessible PDFs as well as high res, artworked PDFs for print. Stringent accessibility checks needed to be adhered to, in accordance to the City of London Corporation guidelines. The entire project took two months to complete and ran on schedule.
“Angela and her team delivered excellent results on my favourite report – our tax report. The content is incredibly technical but Angela really invested the time to understand the data and develop exciting visuals, including a colour code that helped us identify each of the individual taxes.
Comments were turned around at lightning speed and we really appreciated the flexibility in building in a revision of the data mid-way through. The published report has received excellent feedback from our internal and external stakeholders.”
– KATHARINA EHRHART, Research Advisor, City of London Corporation
“Working with Angela has been a pleasure, she took the time initially to fully understand our brief and as a result az.design produced a fantastic report and infographic based on the total tax contribution of UK financial services in 2019.
When we asked Angela for a colour code to be developed to illustrate a set of complicated taxes, we weren’t initially sure whether this would be possible, but az.design excelled at the task and even identified an area we had missed.
The result was a visually engaging report that guides the reader through a technical area. They also provided us drafts to review in advance of the deadline a few times, which was really helpful.”
– SAMANTHA LAGAN, MarComms Manager, City of London Corporation