Orange County Waste & Recycling
Art Direction / Web Design
2017 W3 Awards Silver Winner
2017 LACP Awards Gold Winner
OCWR, a public agency serving the waste management needs of the residents and businesses of Orange County, sought the experience of local agency We The Creative to develop its first-ever interactive annual report.
The 2016 report, themed “Collaboration in Motion,” combines storytelling, strategic messaging and financial reporting to share the success stories of OCWR over the past year. The agency’s most notable accomplishment was the successful renegotiation of a series of waste disposal agreements that ensured stable rates, provided county and city revenue sharing and enabled full repayment of the county’s bankruptcy debt.
The annual report features videos, animated infographics and animated block transitions between pages. It was created this year as an online report to reflect OCWR’s commitment to environmental stewardship by reducing the need for paper production. In addition to the OC Board of Supervisors, the target audiences included city managers, OC Waste Management Commission members and OCWR staff and customers.
“OC Waste & Recycling took a great leap of faith in endeavoring to create our first-ever digital annual report,” said Ruth Wardwell, OCWR strategic communications manager. “Thanks to the We The Creative team, the project surpassed our expectations. They listened to us and found a creative solution that was in our comfort zone, delivered our messaging with innovation and enabled us to captivate and engage our target audiences.”