Publication Design
DBSA Innovation Toolkit

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is advancing growth in the region by expanding access to development finance and supporting sustainable development solutions.

SPARK supports entrepreneurs with services that are aimed at creating strategies for growth, building learning systems that drive innovation, generating the capacity for the activation of business models that lead to sustainable economic development and personal growth.

CHALLENGE:

SPARK, in partnership with the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria, was engaged to deliver an Innovation Challenge session with employees from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to spark creative, entrepreneurial thinking around how the bank does business and foster in-house solutions to challenges the bank may face today or tomorrow. They asked me to help develop supporting materials developed to be used during the workshop.

 

SOLUTION:

I took the content developed by SPARK (with GIBS) and tailored the design of the 60-page Innovation Toolkit to be used with all levels of DBSA staff, including custom graphics to illustrate key tools in the guide. We also designed materials to support the innovation challenge, which called for staff to submit short, medium or long-term challenge solutions, from which the top 25 were selected to be implemented by the bank.

 

CLIENT:

SPARK (in partnership with GIBS)

SERVICES:

Publication design

Graphic design

Custom graphics

Photo/image sourcing sourcing

Preparation of document for online use and professional printing