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Capturing energy and movement for Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Live’

For nearly five years, since our launch, we’ve had a firm commitment to bringing our talents to bear in helping non-profits and the arts at Hub & Spoke.

One of our longest collaborators has been the Missouri Contemporary Ballet. From transforming their company’s design through a modern and flexible rebrand to launching a complete, responsive-web-design makeover, to designing their annual show posters and playbills, we’ve been there to help.

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Hub & Spoke wins 3 Package Design Awards from GD USA

For the third straight year, Hub & Spoke has captured a Graphic Design USA American Package Design Award.

The annual competition, which draws thousands of entrants ranging from Fortune 500 companies to boutique agencies, honors the best in packaging design, branding and marketing to help influence the purchase decision.

“Our annual competition celebrates attractive graphics, of course, but more importantly the power of design to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth,” notes the Graphic Design USA website about the competition. Continue Reading

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5 Ways To Help Your Annual Report Stand Out

If you work for a non-profit or advocacy organization, it is likely the time of year you work on your annual report, which will be shared with donors, members and constituents.

They’re important. Annual reports can highlight what your organization has accomplished during the year through various events and activities, how much money you raised, how the money was spent, give you the opportunity thank all of your supporters, and to appeal for additional donations. But, while they’re important, they’re usually also quite boring.

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In order to stand out, and make sure your constituents can read and understand the important information, consider adding these five features to your annual report print design:

Photos

When it comes to talking about the impact your non-profit organization has made over the course of the year, you should use photos and testimonials from your supporters. Sharing their stories will go further than simply listing out past events and activities.

Charts

Financials are generally a tedious topic, but it is important to mention them in your annual report.

One obvious solution is to use a colorful chart to visualize how funds were allocated, or a graph to show a trend. Make sure you communicate key financial or other numerical information in a way which is not only engaging, but which prioritizes the most important figures and helps you tell the story you want to tell about where your organization is headed.

Infographics

Think about putting together an infographic with the organization’s summary of the past year.

This is becoming a more and more popular way to communicate important information, especially if you opt for a non-traditional annual report via email or microsite. Make it colorful and use icons, arrows, charts, and photos to bring the year alive all in one graphic.

Simplicity

Your print design should be quite simple. You don’t want to bombard people with too much text, as space is limited. Use it as a way to get the highlights of year out there, and point them in the direction of where they can learn more about your organization.

Video

Create a video about your year in review. This is an ever-growing way to engage current and prospective supporters.

The video can either be a series of slides with all of the usual reporting information and photos of events, or you can record testimonials and other engaging narration. You’re sure to catch attention with this innovative way to send out an annual report.

Whether you’re a non-profit organization looking for a website design or annual report, we’re here to help you empower and engage.

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Hub & Spoke takes home platinum at MarCom Awards

For the second year in a row, Hub & Spoke has been honored by the MarCom Awards, an annual international print design and digital media contest.

This year’s winning work includes website design and print design completed during the past year for clients such as Feeding Missouri and the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, with one platinum, two golds and two honorable mentions awarded. Continue Reading

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Hub & Spoke captures another American Package Design Award

Missouri web design and creative agency, Hub & Spoke, has been honored with an American Package Design Award by GD USA for the second straight year.

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The winning work, part of our collaboration with Rock Bridge Brewing Company, combines art from Veteran Curt Bean of the Art of War Project to create a unique beer can design featuring a scene from “Moby Dick.”

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“It’s an honor to capture another package design award from GD USA,” said Dak Dillon, creative director at Hub & Spoke. “We continue to work with Rock Bridge Brewing Co. on new cans as they expand their production line, with each allowing us to honor a great program, the Art of War Project.”

For five decades, Graphic Design USA, a leading business-to-business magazine for graphic design professionals, has sponsored national design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. Of these, the American Package Design Awards are the fastest growing, with over 2000 entries annually.

About Hub & Spoke
Hub & Spoke is a full-service creative agency, based in Columbia, Missouri. Hub & Spoke works with a diverse mix of clients to help them find focus for their marketing and creative design, online and offline. Hub & Spoke provides modern mobile friendly website design, graphic design, video production, search marketing services and photography.

About Graphic Design USA
For 51 years, Graphic Design USA has been the business-to-business magazine for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, project, trends, technology, products and services. The GDUSA brand now includes a 100,000 visitor-a-month website, monthly e-newsletters, an iPad App, a digital version of the magazine, and several Design Annuals covering the best in Graphic Design, Web Design, Package Design and Corporate Design. The publisher just completed a 50th anniversary editorial series featuring special reports on the greatest graphic designers, art directors, organizations, and projects (and much more) of the past half-century.

 

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