Ink Design, Cape Town

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2016 National Education Collaboration Trust Annual Report

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Add value to the non-financial targets of your organisation! The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) has a long term vision of improved and sustainable education quality. The collaboration between business, government,

2015/16 Annual Report for DSD

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Strong design ensures Annual Report communicates successfully with readers High-impact photographs were sourced and paired with creative graphic design elements. Photo shoots were arranged and managed in both Pretoria and Cape Town. Stylized graphs, charts

Ecosystem Guidelines for Environmental Assessment

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Publication design that is relevant and easy to navigate Page layout is a meticulous balance of information, photographs and diagrams to create visual harmony. Photographs were selected from a vast archive of images

Sustainable Cities Integrated Summary Report

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Publications require cover designs that engage audiences In the same way, a novel needs a cover that intrigues yet hints at the plot, an integrated summary report requires a cover design that grabs your attention

2015 Citizens’ Guide to the State of City Finances

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The aim of the Citizens’ Guide to the State of City Finances is to inform a wide audience about key messages emerging from the State of City Finances series of reports, published by the South African Cities Network since 2006.

School Magazine WGJS

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Vibrant annual school magazine yearbook design The design is inspired by the Wool for Wonders Outreach Programme Wynberg Girls’ Junior School supports. A wool pattern was created to tie in with the theme. It creates a cohesive visual texture and runs as a footer throughout the magazine.

School Magazine WBJS

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Annual school magazine yearbook design to journal class and sport memories The cover and page design for this annual school magazine is influenced by the travel journals that adventurers keep to log their journey and discoveries. A warm, weathered cursive font has been paired with a clean, legible body typeface to create a modern

Resourcing Resilience

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Powerful visuals crucial to convey policy brief key message Data graphics and photographs were combined to deliver concise, powerful visual representation of REPSSI’s policy brief on child-sensitive social protection. Graphical representation of statistics were designed to emphasise important information in the resource report.

2015/6 Interfront Annual Report

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Annual Report design that effectively communicates your corporate message Section openers for this annual report were designed around the company’s investment in the development of their staff and the employees’ passionate teamwork. Our creative team worked closely with Interfront to make the data visual.

Energy Report: Sustainable Energy Africa

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This third State of Energy in South African Cities report examines the sustainable energy development path of 18 key cities in South Africa. Expert visual communication practices showcase the data and analysis work collected by Sustainable Energy Africa into a user-friendly

State of the Nation – The Silver Lining

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Our DTP team developed clear, understandable info graphics from extensive research supplied by client. The artwork was incorporated into the South African Institute of Race Relations publication State of the Nation 2017 – The Silver Lining as well as uploaded on Twitter #SilverLining #SONA2017 during the State of the Nation Address.

2016 State of South African Cities Report

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The State of South African Cities Report is a comprehensive 416-pp publication presenting a 5-year perspective on the performance and conditions of South Africa’s largest cities. Photographs submitted for the SACN Instagram

2014 Research Report for SANParks

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Our broad knowledge base guarantees we utilise our technical skills to create covers with maximum impact. The modern page design emphasises important data. The South African National Parks (SANParks) Research Report highlights SANParks research profile and gives an overview of results from current scientific research

2016/17 Annual Performance Plan for SASSA

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Annual Performance Plans provide a direct link between annual key priorities and medium- to long-term strategic goals. Ink Design offers a full publishing production service, managing publishing projects from concept to print or digital product.

2015 Annual Report for DSD

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Bright section openers, sub-section openers, quotes and other design elements were created to be both vivid and to follow the client’s CI guidelines.

Annual Report 2014 for DSD

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With a team of highly skilled and experienced media specialists, Ink Design can handle all aspects of production from brief to print.

Annual Report 2013 for SACN

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The 2013 Annual Report for South African Cities Network (SACN) includes graphical representation of performance in the form of graphs and info graphics to support the detailed reports. Innovative consideration was given to the creation of section openers, case studies and other design elements.

BIOFIN Convention on Biological Diversity

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The BIOFIN Workbook is available in English, French and Spanish. Ink Design provided design and photo research for all 3 languages as well as other supporting material for the day-long event

How to Make Cities Safer

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Report for saferspaces on the South African urban safety study tour to Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá and Medellín between 31 March and 13 April 2014. Our strong team of project managers, editors, illustrators and designers offer a comprehensive communications strategies and production service.

People of the Dew

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Chinese and Japanese typesetting requires careful attention to detail. Our skilled typesetters worked closely with experienced translators, Language Inc, to produce People of the Dew for Jacana Media.

LIFE State of Biodiversity

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Ink Design designed and produced the beautiful LIFE State of Biodiversity together with science writer, Leonie Joubert for SANBI. Stunning banners and other marketing material were produced for the SANBI launch of the Report on International Biodiversity Day in May 2013. With a team of

Discussion document with infographics

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This concept design of a discussion document for the Cooperative Government Traditional Affairs department was planned to impart important statistics in a visually exciting way. Ink Design meticulously consolidated the facts and figures mentioned within the text into creative info-graphics 

JANE RAPHAELY unedited

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What a wonderful experience working with the doyenne of publishing in SA on her memoirs, Jane Raphaely unedited. Design and layout by Ink Design. Careful attention was given to the typography to find the balance between modern and classic. “It is fantastic and Jane is thrilled! Thanks for all the help.” Tazneem Muller PA to […]

International Aquarium Congress

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The 8th International Aquarium Congress was hosted by the Two Oceans Aquarium at the Cape Town International Convention Center in 2012. Ink Design sponsored the IAC Handbook and managed the design, layout and production of this handbook from concept to delivery.

EnviroKids

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Fun, colourful and versatile magazine design and layout for the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). For over three decades EnviroKids has broadened awareness and promoted environmental action among children. Each issue has a different theme and supports the education curriculum, making it the perfect

School textbooks

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With a  team of highly experienced technical typesetters, INK DESIGN is well-placed to handle numerous titles  simultaneously. We work closely as a team to ensure consistency in series design and to beat any deadline.

Cape of Storms

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An interactive e-book in PDF format. The layout is eye-catching with strong headlines, sound-bite delivery of information and powerful images. A sidebar with interactive roll-over buttons provides easy navigation between pages.

Science setting

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The INK DESIGN studio can take care of all your textbook needs, from concept design to typesetting and illustrating. Our typesetters are proficient in MT.EDITOR which we use to set equations in Science and Chemistry books. Graphs and technical diagrams that adhere to series specifications will be illustrated by our DTP department. Our attention to detail ensures

Digital Artwork

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Creative and technical DTP artwork, including maps and infographics, done to spec by our in-house artist.

FLiCCR Rising Waters

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Research report for the Flooding in Cape Town under Climate Risk (FliCCR) Project. Attention was given to produce visually contrasting features from the personal accounts of residents in flood affected areas, to the challenges facing local government officials in the City of Cape Town and to insights into the complexities related to managing the problem […]

AutoFast

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Ink Design was commissioned to conceptualise and create the company branding and visual identity which included a new logo and all packaging design for the Autofast range of motor products. Automotive parts were digitally illustrated using a variety of techniques by our in-house artist.

SAPIA: The Petroleum Professional

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Full creative concept of the new look of The Petroleum Professional magazine was done by Ink Design. This first issue celebrated women in the industry as part of the SAPIA Woman’s Day festivities.

Annual Report for SACN

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The 2012 Annual Report for South African Cities Network (SACN) is more than financial report and includes detailed reports on program highlights. Careful consideration was given to the conceptualization of case studies, quotes and other design features.

Pieces of the Puzzle

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Our media specialists created the 2nd edition online cover. Timelines of events, ballistic and other diagrams were digitally illustrated by our in-house artist for the printed Sunday Times edition. Our team of digital artists also produced all the artwork for the author’s social media accounts.

Conference EfD Policy Day

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UCT’s Environmental-Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) hosted the 2013 EfD Policy day conference. Ink Design provided concept design, photo research as well as project and print management for the banners and conference folders.

Information graphics

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Secondary cities: the start of a conversation showcased profiles and comparisons of 22 potential secondary cities in South Africa. Our media specialists meticulously consolidated the reams of facts and figures from client-supplied spreadsheets into creative info-graphics which communicated the statistics

Porsche Club SA membership magazines

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Under our professional care we can help your membership magazine shed the stigma as the poor relative of its high-profile customer magazine counterpart. We produce high-quality work with attention to detail.

Maths setting

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INK DESIGN is a one-stop shop for textbook design and production and has been working with almost every local and several major international educational publishers for nearly 20 years. Our typesetters specialise in Maths and Science typesetting and are proficient in MT.EDITOR which we use to set equations in Maths textbooks

I Will Try

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Inspirational biography of Malawian born Legson Kayira’s barefoot journey across Africa and eventual scholarship at Skagit Valley College in Washington State, USA. Book design, typesetting and recreation of route maps were done in-studio. Project management of e-book for Amazon.

Bair Hugger Animal Blankets

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A tri-fold product brochure designed for Augustine Medical South Africa (Pty) Ltd, the exclusive distributer for 3M South Africa Patient Warming and Fluid Warming portfolio.

Car magazines and programme of events

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Road tests, news, interviews, race programmes and more. In collaboration with a network of writers, editors, photographers and printers, Ink Design is ideally suited to meet the needs of clients for the provision of quality publication design, layout and editing services.

Evaluation Report

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Workplace Skills Planning in South Africa’s Largest Municipalities is an evaluation report of the LGSETA mandatory grant process. Ink Design was responsible for the design, layout and typesetting. Picture research and illustrating of diagrams and graphs were done in-house.

Language setting

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Our strong team of highly skilled and experienced designers and typesetters can handle projects of any size with any deadline. Our studio is fully equipped to handle all production from concept through to print. Careful consideration is given to reading level and learning area during conceptualization. We are happy to work in any language – […]

Annual Report for DSD

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“Thanks once again for a great, world class annual report, which has received so much praise. We hope to have more opportunities to work together soon.” Christopher Mulaudzi Department of Social Development

Novels

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Our typesetters’ meticulous attention to detail ensures that novels and other text-heavy books are typeset professionally.  Our broad knowledge base ensures we can make use of the most up-to-date skills to design book covers with maximum impact. Years of experience in language setting ensures we can typeset fiction in any language.

Poetry & Short Stories

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Prescribed literature for the South African schools curriculum including poetry, drama, folklore and short stories. Ink Design can conceptualise numerous ways to treat the same subject matter to fulfil the curriculum criteria for detailed support for teachers and learners.

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