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Hub & Spoke takes home 6 awards at annual Hermes competition

Hub & Spoke took home six awards at the recent Hermes Creative Awards, an annual interactive and print design competition with over 6,000 entries from around the world.

This marks the third straight year Hub & Spoke has been honored by the creative jury, with awards spanning work in website design, branding and print design, including annual report design and poster design.

The standout winner was the recent poster design for Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s “Surge” dance performance, which earned a platinum award, while five other works earned gold along with two honorable mentions.

Columbia Farmer’s Market Annual Report
Gold Award in Print Design – Annual Report

First Hands
Gold Award in Website Design for Nonprofit

Rock Bridge Brewing Company – Option #2
Gold Award in Print Design – Packaging

Missouri Contemporary Ballet
Gold Award in Website Design for Nonprofit

Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s “Surge” Poster Design
Platinum Award in Print Design – Poster

Hub & Spoke
Gold Award in Website Design for Marketing / Ad Agency

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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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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:

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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Welcoming Our New Interns

We are pleased to introduce two new interns, Kaylyn Crane and Nic Ford.

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Joining our graphic design team, Kaylyn and Nic will get the opportunity to learn and further their knowledge in print design, web design, Adobe Creative Suites and whatever fun stuff we can think of.

Kaylyn is a senior at Stephens College majoring in graphic design.

Why did you choose to go into design

From my time spent in finance with the Air Force, I knew I wanted to do something creative. There are so many aspects of graphic design it will allow me to get a job anywhere.

What do you like most about design

I love the ideation part, getting to come with really creative ideas and designs.

Outside of work

I like to run. I’m currently preparing for cross country and just completed my third marathon. I really love cats too.

Favorite superhero

Catwoman, even though not a superhero, I like her the best.

Favorite movies

Lord of the Ring and Moulin Rouge

 

Nic is a senior at the University of Missouri majoring in graphic design

Why did you choose to go into design

I’ve always loved art and computers and I found a perfect match between the two.

What do you like most about design

I like how I can convey a particular message or promote a certain feeling with design.

Outside of work

Play sports, be around family and friends and play video games

Favorite superhero

Flash

Favorite movies

Lord of the Rings and Hot Rod

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Non-Profit Web Design in Our Community

Non profit web design in Missouri

For all businesses and organizations, marketing is a fundamental service to stay relevant in a busy world.

For organizations such as non-profits and non governmental organizations (NGO), it can be difficult to balance helping the community as well generating revenue and attention. Far too often these organizations find themselves trapped under a limited or strictly volunteer budget.

We feel we can do more for those who help others.

Throughout our time working with businesses in and around Missouri, we have had several fortunate opportunities to provide support to local non-profits and NGO’s. The ability to provide what we do best(web design, graphic design and marketing) to those around the community who help others is pure delight for us.

While working with The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia, MO, The Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff and Fulton Street Fair we have been able to meet several individuals, building a lasting partnership with each organization.

Whether is was designing a website, providing photography or updating marketing campaigns, we love having the ability to give back and help tell the stories for those organizations making a difference in our community.

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At Hub & Spoke, we provide original design and the utmost quality to each and every client.

Treating a project whether it’s for a non-profit, a major corporation or a small business the same is an advantage we extend for all.

We offer a full service of web design, graphic design, photography, video production, print design and much more to every client. Interesting in learning more? Contact Us today to see how Hub & Spoke can help, no matter your organizations size.

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