Ink Design, Cape Town

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Liberty Health: African Business Unit

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Maintain corporate identity across local and international business units – Consistency across all corporate communications, products and services is key to sustain a long-term positive reputation in the marketplace. Design and typesetting services provided for: Health Awareness Flyers; Forms for

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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Nurture the visual identity and integrity of your corporate culture! We support the AGOF on the design and layout of a number of corporate communications and reports to share the foundation’s successes with associates. Strategic brand and design services provided for: Overarching Foundation Level Reports; Fellowship

2018 State of City Finances: Main Report

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Five year review finance report – The State of City Finances is a series of reports published every five years. Visually appealing designs for: cover and chapter openers to engage audience, creative page layout with graphics relevant to narrative, charts

2018 State of City Finances: People’s Guide

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Translate data into meaningful messages for wide target audience – The People’s Guide to the State of City Finances is a concise, visual representation of the key findings from the main State of City Finances report. Stylised graphic solutions developed for: dashboards with colour

BRICS Friendship Cities, Local Government Cooperation and Urbanisation (FCLGCU) Forum Report

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Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution – This report provides an overview of the insights and discussions that transpired during the 10th BRICS Friendship Cities, Local Government Cooperation

UNDP Impact Report

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Intuitive use of iconography and typography to create a hierarchy of information that delivers key messages with maximum impact! ABS is Genetic Resources for Sustainable Development publication from UNDP illustrates the impact of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and

2017 National Education Collaboration Trust Annual Report

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Effective thematic design solutions within budget and on time! Ink Design’s typesetters are experienced in working with information heavy documents that require specialised skills. Professional page layouts showcasing: Thematic

Legal Wise Citizenship Education

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Youth Legal Series: Bringing Law into the Classroom Educational resources relevant to South African learners, corporate-sponsored by Legal Wise. Six modules in development with Bright Media for learner books, posters and educational resources to supplement the Life Orientation learning area. Visually appealing

Concept Design for NPO Annual Report

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Great design is key to making a lasting impression! The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that continues the values, principles and mission of its founders. Design concepts provided for: cover designs in line with corporate colour palette, section openers

Sustainable Cities projects

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Creative solutions to deliver concise, powerful visuals – SACN’s Sustainable Cities programme looks at urban sustainability and development, and how cities impact the limited reserves of non-renewable resources. Booklets, brochures, posters and info graphics were designed for the following topics:

Two Oceans Aquarium

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Puppet Stories Series Logo and storybook design for popular environmental and educational puppet shows. Stories brought to life through: colourful cover design, selection of typography suitable for young readers, interactive layout of stories to highlight key lessons and messages, icon development for Brain Tickles and other activities

HST Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance (ICRM) Initiative

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Publishing solutions from concept through pilot workshops to final product. The initiative focuses on strengthening of health systems through a series of workshops at all levels within the district health system. Publishing solutions offered: project management, design and art direction, layout

IRR Corporate Branding

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Create and maintain a unique identity through strategic brand management. Ink Design is committed to maintaining, improving, and upholding a brand so that the name is associated with positive results. Design services for the following: brochures, conference banners and invites, creative representation of graphs, data

Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University

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Research on Socio Economic Policy (RESEP) publications The research at RESEP is focused on issues of poverty, income distribution, social mobility, economic development and social policy. Graphic design solutions for: policy briefs, including tables and graphs, progress reports for funders,

Primary School Reading Improvement Programme Booklet

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Develop data into colourful infographics to highlight achievements! South Africa is becoming a nation of activereaders. A condition necessary for improved learner achievement, active citizenry anddemocracy. Professional services offered

ICLEI Africa – Wetland Management Guidelines

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Building Capacity and Supporting Effective Management of Wetlands within South African Municipalities – The Wetland Management Guidelines aim to assist municipalities in tackling barriers and challenges to the mainstreaming of environmental and biodiversity management into

RedBRICK Consultancy Re-Branding Campaign

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Strategic brand and design consultancy services – A new company name and brand was necessary to reflect the change from international shareholders to South African. Timely rollout of re-branded elements for the following: Stationery Templates

Biodiversity and Land Use Project

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Design strategy to engage all stakeholders and create conversations – The Biodiversity and Land Use Project supports municipalities in regulating land use. Design collateral must be part of an effective communication strategy to engage all stakeholders and create conversations. Innovative professional designs are developed appropriate to

Guidelines on District Coordination Roles for Regional and Urban Development Planning

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Distinctive visual design to bridge communication gaps – The District Guidelines were developed in partnership with Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Palmer Development Group (PDG) to facilitate

New Urban Agenda Localisation Framework

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An urbanisation action blueprint for UN-Habitat – The New Urban Agenda Localisation Framework (NUA-LF) is a discussion document that SACN produced in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements and the Department

Urban Safety Series

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Annual Research Reports – A series of annual research reports, for SaferSpaces, presenting research and practice findings in the governance of urban safety and crime prevention in South African cities. Graphic design solutions for: supplementary executive summary communicating key

SOS Financial Freedom: Student Guide

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Professional design solutions developed appropriate to targetaudience – A consumer education initiative for South African scholars, students and school leavers. Communication design through the use of: eye-catching logo and cover design, functional and modern page layouts, easy to interpret case studies and worksheets

Centre for Risk Analysis

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Relevant visual designs for research reports and proposals – Ink Design provides a wide-range of design solutions to the Centre for Risk Analysis (CRA) for use in their publications, bespoke assessments and corporate communications. Professional design services for the following: presentation folders, business cards

Urban Land Dialogues Series

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Design solutions for conference publications and conference-related outputs – The Urban Land Dialogue Series Report captures the conversations that took place across the respective conferences and provides a set of emerging questions to inform future discussions. Creative graphic design solutions for: conference support material

HST PHC Facility Governance Project

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Publishing solutions for a range of resources in multiple language. Manuals, handbooks and resources developed to improve the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values of members of health governance structures in order to fulfil their health governance roles and responsibilities. Design and development of: Facilitation Guide,

BankservAfrica: Entrepreneurship Learning Resources

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Maintain consistency in series design and visual identity of all resources – Educational resources relevant to South African learners to supplement the Economic Management Sciences learning area. Corporate-sponsored by BankservAfrica and developed with Bright Media, this project is CAPS aligned for Grade 7. Design strategy for: logo

Infrastructure Dialogues

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Annual Compendiums, Infographics and Conference Assets – The Infrastructure Dialogues are hosted by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Business Trust Support Programme for Accelerated Infrastructure Development (SPAID) and the South African Cities Network (SACN). Design solutions

SanParks: Taking Stock of Parks in a Changing World

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Inventive visual design to present research data – The comprehensive Global Change Assessment from SANParks reports on the status and possible future trends in six drivers across nineteen National Parks. Graphic solutions were developed for: thematic visual treatment of

Gauteng Municipality

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Gauteng Spatial Development Framework 2030 Project The Gauteng Spatial Development Framework (GSDF) is a substantial document with high quality analysis and a range of significant recommendations to ensure sustainable, inclusive and decisive spatial transformation. A summary booklet highlighting key messages was adapted

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Guidelines

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Graphic design solutions to impart knowledge and facilitate decision making Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystems to support communities to adapt to life in a less predictable climate system. Professional production services offered: bespoke graphic

Technical Mathematics Series for Entrepreneurs

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Series Design for Technical Mathematics Complex government and corporate project, developed with researchers and users, for learners in Grades 10, 11, 12 and TVET. The materials developed by Bright Media are CAPS-aligned and impart knowledge and skills. Compelling and user-friendly

LAB Wetlands SA | ICLEI Africa – Wetlands Reports

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Publication design that imparts knowledge and communicates effectively! The aim of the ICLEI Africa – Local Governments for Sustainability Wetland Reports is to improve local government knowledge management and facilitate decision making and planning. Professional page layouts showcasing:

Topical Reports and White Papers

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Publishing solutions for topical report design – The IRR publishes numerous reports and media releases annually, drawing attention to its major research and policy findings. Professional publishing services on offer include: cover design; picture research and selection; policy brief template design; white paper typesetting; creative

10 Year Review

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A Decade of Inspiring Entrepreneurs A ten year review to celebrate the milestones in the foundation’s journey to nurture the emerging entrepreneurial potential from Southern Africa. Bring narrative to life with: eye-catching layout, strong headlines, sound-bite delivery

2016/17 SAEON Annual Report

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Skilful visual content emphasises goals and achievements! The first South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) Annual Report  – previously produced 5-year overviews. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were incorporated into the report,

2017 Urban Safety Report

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The State of Urban Safety in SA Cities 2017 The second in a series of annual reports presenting research and practice findings in the governance and management of urban safety and crime prevention in South African cities. Research on crime hot spots went beyond crime stats into peoples perceptions of crime. Graphic design

2016/17 Annual Report for DSD

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Photographs paired with creative graphic design elements to assist reader in navigating through key statistics in annual report “Thank you for the commitment and dedication to this project. The delivery and the tabling of the DSD Annual Report was done on time. It is always a great pleasure

UN Convention to Combat Desertification COP 13

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Listening to Our Land: Stories of Resilience A selection of stories that demonstrate how sustainable land management (SLM) addresses land degradation, and promotes the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

2017 Ocean Conference, New York

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Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future A voyage to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the world that features fifteen case studies. Beautiful oceanic photography compliments the nautical design elements.

NECT Vuwani Report

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Relevant visual designs to engage all stakeholders and create conversations! Report to showcase a crowd-resourcing initiative. Graphics were created to visually communicate the progress and results. Communication design through the use of: eye-catching cover design, creative page layout with high‑impact visuals

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

2014/15 State of City Finances: Citizens’ Guide

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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

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

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.

Annual Report 2015 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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Study Tour Report – 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 Department of Cooperative Government Traditional Affairs 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

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 science 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

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 able to work in any

Annual Report 2013 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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