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Alice’s adventures continue with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet

For the third time, Missouri Contemporary Ballet is performing “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” this summer, capturing Lewis Carroll’s imaginative tale of a young girl on an adventure down the rabbit hole.

For this production, just as before, Hub & Spoke is providing multiple creative assets to the Ballet company, including the print design of its colorful posters and motion backdrops for use in the show itself. Continue Reading

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Hub & Spoke named Distinguished Agency, scores Best in Category honors at annual Horizon awards

For the second time, Hub & Spoke has been recognized as a Distinguished Agency by the Horizon Interactive Awards, an international competition now in its 15th year.

Along with the overall agency honors, the team at Hub & Spoke received 12 total awards, including three Golds and a Best in Category award.

“We’ve been off to a great year so far at Hub & Spoke, expanding into new markets and working with a lot of interesting folks, helping them find focus,” said Dak Dillon, principal and creative director at Hub & Spoke. “This has been a year of growth and expansion and we look forward to the challenges that brings!”

Each project in the competition was judged by a panel of creative peers based on creativity and originality, overall design and experience, communication of message and marketing effectiveness.

“The 2016 competition represents an outstanding execution of industry trends in terms of strategic online solutions and integrated campaigns through multiple media,” said, Mike Sauce- founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “It is clear that digital creatives are paying close attention to performance across all media, brand identity, user purpose and the utility of the solution.”

Hub & Spoke’s award-winning web design is built on a WordPress framework that is designed with best practices in mind, including a mobile-first focus that uses a fully responsive web design. Along with providing unique creative design, Hub & Spoke sets itself apart from other creative agencies by including hosting free for the first year and empowering its clients to use their website through robust training, while also always being there to assist when questions arise.

Winning work includes poster designs for Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s “Surge” and “Carmina Burana,” Columbia Farmers Market “Food From Home” campaign and annual report along with website design for the University of Missouri’s ECHO Autism project, Feeding Missouri and Accurate Rx Pharmacy.

About Hub & Spoke
Hub & Spoke is St. Louis web design and branding firm that works with a diverse mix of marketing clients, helping them find focus, with offices in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri. Hub & Spoke provides modern mobile friendly responsive website design, graphic design, video production, search marketing services and photography.

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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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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.

annual report design for non-profits and NGO organizations

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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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