Annual Report & Proxy Design


OBATA is a Recognized Expert in Annual Reports and Proxy Design

OBATA created its first corporate annual report for Emerson Electric in 1956. The following year, we won a Gold Award from the St. Louis Art Directors Club. Since then we have designed and produced more than 250 annual reports winning many awards in the process.

We specialize in making complex content appear organized, easy-to-follow, compelling, and on-brand whether in print, digital or both.

Our expert strategists and creatives have created some of our clients’ most visible and valued investor materials, delivering high-quality reporting strategy, content and design services that cater to their unique needs.

Check out our recent examples and resources to help you improve your next annual report and proxy statement.


Annual reports completed since 1956

Annual Report Design

Our annual report services help clients share their vision and results with clarity, creativity and impact.

Our expert strategists and creatives start by helping clients distill their key messages then we visualize their story to maximize engagement and understanding.

Proxy Statement Design

Our Proxy design services create statements that drive shareholder engagement. Our design experts can help you amplify your company story and define what sets your company apart. ​

We provide personalized, customized, and branded shareholder documents in either printed or digital interactive proxy format.

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Annual report covers from OBATA portfolio
ESCO Technologies 2023 Proxy Statement example
Fortune Brands annual report example


How We Can Help

As a leading annual report design firm, we guide clients toward strong reporting strategies and communications. Our team of expert strategists and creatives help companies define, develop, design, and deepen their positive impact.

Reporting Strategy

Communicate strategy, efforts, and results to address corporate goals for reporting

  • Onboarding & Planning
  • Strategy & goal-setting
  • Sector benchmarking & gap analysis

Content & Storytelling

Showcase impactful examples of how your company is making a difference through written content, digital interactions, photography and videos

  • Subject matter expert interviews
  • Copywriting, editing & proofreading
  • Content organization
  • Photography & art direction
  • Video, scripting & editing

Need help with your ESG or sustainability report?
Learn more about our ESG reporting capabilities

Report & Publishing

Establish a clear strategy, messaging and creative to form the basis of all your creative communications

  • Custom thematic approaches
  • Custom design and layout of content with data
  • Infographics
  • Brand integration
  • Interactive & website solutions
  • Printing coordination & supervision

Message Impact

Amplify your accomplishments to investors, employees and suppliers

  • Thought leadership promotion through traditional and digital media
  • Investor communications integration for road shows, investor presentations and Investor Day
  • Awareness & engagement programs and campaigns
  • Awards submissions

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Whether new or experienced in ESG reporting, partner with us to focus on making your business sustainable, while we take care of the reporting process.

Contact our Marketing Director at (314) 256‑2207 or complete our Inquiry form.


We help you communicate your investment story and brand, engaging stakeholders and boosting shareholder confidence

Our team is capable of enhancing your ESG and investor presentation slides, investor day branding, and road shows. Our goal is to boost shareholder confidence by helping you create a compelling investment story that enhances your company’s reputation and sets you up for long-term success. We leverage our communication and branding skills to achieve this.

Investor Presentations

We improve your ESG and investor slides, making them visually attractive and easy to understand. By including compelling graphics and concise messaging, we help you convey your key messages with clarity and impact.

Investor Day & Road Show Branding

We also excel in creating captivating investor day branding. We understand that investor days are crucial opportunities to showcase your company’s value proposition and prospects. We work with you to create a branding strategy that matches your company’s identity and appeals to investors.

We design and customize your road show materials to suit your target audience, improving your chances of success.