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WHY VISUAL STORYTELLING?

Compelling, high quality visuals can catalyse fundraising efforts, attract donors and convince policymakers and the public.

Positive, compelling and informative visual storytelling has the power to change points of view and behaviour, to connect people who are worlds apart and to catalyse support.

Read more in our brochure.

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A short video can portray 1.8 million words of text

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Our brains process images 60 times faster than text

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People tend to be moved to give around twice as much when presented with an identifiable person's visual story

WHO ARE WE?

We at Communication for Development Ltd specialise in servicing the communication needs of international development organisations and business’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) divisions. We are a global team of visual storytelling experts, headquartered in London in the UK.

Our combination of stunning creativity, impressive technical ability and a solid understanding of both development and CSR issues equips us to produce visual content that’s both engaging and relevant. Our clients include non-profits, international institutions, foundations, donors, ethical businesses and other development stakeholders.

Our global presence means we're always local. Click or tap the map to explore our creative associates' locations.

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Field-based Creative Associates
Desk-based Creative Associates

OUR SERVICES

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Creative Consulting

We offer guidance with communication strategy, campaign planning and choosing the right creative medium for your message. We can then put a team together to support you in developing your project.
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Photography

We have almost 40 talented photographers based around the globe, chosen for their understanding of development and CSR as much as for their creative and technical skills. All have been trained in rapport building and interview techniques to help them capture their subjects’ back stories in words, and their emotions in images.
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Graphic Design

Our graphics wizards create fun and informative infographics, logos, brochures, illustrations and attractive reports with user-friendly formats.
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Behaviour Change Tools

Our team’s C4D deliverables have been used to encourage behaviour change in a range of development arenas, such as public health, sexual health and electoral participation.
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Videography

Well over half of our photographers are also skilled videographers who, together with our dedicated video editors, have decades of experience between them in creating compelling videos. We can offer documentary style, animation, talking heads, whiteboard videos and more.
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Web and App Development

Our website and mobile app designers and coders have an understanding of our clients’ technical and messaging needs and also, critically, of cross-platform requirements and user intuition.
 
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Copywriting and Editing

Our wondrous wordsmiths specialise in writing and editing specifically for development and CSR. From penning evocative human interest stories and putting compelling captions to images, to proofreading coffee table books and enlivening lengthy reports, we’ve got your verbal needs covered.
 

QUALITY MATTERS

To ensure that our communication materials are of the highest quality and accuracy, and that they adhere perfectly to clients' briefs and style guides, each assignment team has a quality assurance member to review all of our work with a fine-tooth comb.

Our standards are high. Don't just take our word for it, though; have a look at this video that we produced for The World Bank in Vietnam.

To see more, you can explore our portfolios below.

BRANDS THAT HAVE TRUSTED US

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR ASSIGNMENTS

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