At Archetype, we excel at making you look good while reducing your workload. We specialize in report design and have written and designed thousands of pages of content for annual reports, data and policy reports, magazines, and curricula. Elizabeth Forsythe was a communications and development professional in the nonprofit sector for more than seven years before she and her husband Tom co-founded Archetype in 1998. She can provide any level of writing services you need, from generating original content to completing a final proofing of complete text that you provide. Tom Forsythe creates designs and layouts tailored to your content and target market. He can produce infographics, medical illustrations, and more.

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North Carolina IOLTA

2022 Annual Report

Nonprofit annual reports serve many essential communication purposes, both internal and external. This 40th-anniversary report we designed for our long-time client NC IOLTA provides an overview of the organization’s efforts to increase access to justice for North Carolinians. Learn more about NC IOLTA’s work:

North Carolina IOLTA

2019 Annual Report

The North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Supreme Court established NC IOLTA to generate income from lawyers' trust accounts to fund programs for the public's benefit. In 2019, NC IOLTA distributed more than $1.4 million to civil legal aid programs for low-income North Carolinians, $305K to programs that engage private attorneys to provide pro bono services, and more than $112K to advance administration of justice efforts in our state. Other projects with which Archetype has assisted NC IOLTA include web and print ads and their yearly report on domestic violence for the NC General Assembly.

The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL)

Data and Policy Report

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Archetype provided graphic design and copy editing for this 52-page report, which discusses the national impact of debt collection and provides policy recommendations. The report summarizes applicable debt collection legislation, including the national Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the California Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Rosenthal Act), and the California Fair Debt Buying Protection Act (CFDBPA).

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

Digital Marketing Guide

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We proofed, edited, and designed this 46-page Digital Marketing Guide. We also provided print management services. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBTDC is a business and technology extension program of the UNC System. SBTDC counselors work with small and midsize businesses throughout North Carolina to help them become more competitive, create new jobs, and improve the economy.

The Children’s Aid Society
Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy
Prevention Program

Above the Waist Sexuality Education
Beginning with the Brain for 7th Grade

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The 7th grade curriculum contained
323 pages, and Archetype also provided
report design and editing for the 6th and 8th
grade curricula.

Triangle Family Services (TFS)

2019–2020 Annual Report

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For the third consecutive year, we designed this organization’s annual report. The final size of 4” x 9” allows staff to distribute the report cost-effectively in a standard #10 business envelope. A PDF of the report is also accessible on their website. TFS was founded at another chaotic time in our nation’s history—the beginning of World War II. Throughout 2020, this nonprofit continued to be on the forefront of providing critical support to families in crisis. TFS programs help families find housing, achieve financial stability, and access mental health services.

El Futuro

2018 Annual Report

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Located in Durham, North Carolina, El Futuro provides mental health services for Latino families. We designed, edited, and provided print management services for this 8-page annual report. The look/feel was created in accordance with their new branding guidelines and utilized infographics, client photos, and a combination of free and purchased stock art.

The Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC)

Issue Brief

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Archetype provided graphic design services for this 11-page issue brief on predatory private student loans that included a case study of NCSLT practices in Maryland. SBPC is leading a nationwide effort to end the student debt crisis in America through aggressive advocacy, innovative research, and creative litigation strategy.

The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL)

Data and Policy Report

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We designed and edited this 14-page report for CRL regarding treating GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as utilities. CRL is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization working to protect homeownership and family wealth by fighting predatory lending practices. Their focus is on consumer lending: mortgages, payday loans, credit cards, bank overdrafts, and auto loans.

Triangle Family Services (TFS)

2018–2019 Annual Report

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We designed and provided print management services for this 12-page annual report for TFS. The final size of 4” x 9” allows this report to be mailed easily in a standard #10 business envelope to donors and potential supporters. Founded in 1937, TFS provides wraparound services to families in crisis.

The Children’s Aid Society
Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy
Prevention Program

Power Group Curriculum for 9th Grade

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The 9th grade curriculum contained a total of
83 pages. Archetype provided design and editing
for multiple grade levels of Power Group.

Center for Responsible Lending

Research Report on Debt-Collection Reforms

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We have been producing lengthy reports for CRL for almost 20 years. This report design features multiple graphs and tables and is 41 pages in length.

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Annual Report 2009

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The annual report design for 2009 features the unusual page size of 8.5” x 8.5”, is 36 pages long, and includes a comprehensive donor list. LANC has been an Archetype client since 2001; their annual report has been a highly effective fundraising tool.

Why choose us for your next report design project?

Peace of mind. We’ve created hundreds of lengthy publications of all types over the past 25+ years and are committed to making every project hassle-free for you. When you work with Archetype, you benefit from our fast, cost-effective production process. You can take advantage of top-notch editing and project management services in addition to graphic design. We also provide print management if you will be professionally printing your report. We offer access to wholesale pricing on top-quality commercial offset printing and can coordinate your digital printing needs. You also have FREE access to our extensive stock library.

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Impact Report 2016

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This is the third annual impact report Archetype designed and edited for MiracleFeet, a young and rapidly growing nonprofit that provides clubfoot treatment to children in the developing world. We used infographics to convey complex information in an engaging and easily accessible way. We then adapted these graphics for use on social media.


NC Equal Access to
Justice Commission

Economic Development Report

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NC EAJC’s mission is to expand access to the civil justice system for low-income people in NC. Members are from a broad range of organizations that coordinate the delivery of civil legal aid services. Report findings include that the total positive economic impact of legal aid services in NC in 2012 was more than $48 million.


Camp Corral

Summary Report 2011–2014

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Camp Corral is a young organization that has experienced 700% growth since 2011. This summary report outlines the accomplishments of the first four years of operations and features photos of actual campers and staff.


NC Coalition Against
Domestic Violence

25th Anniversary Report

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This report uses a combination of photos and illustrations. Other projects we completed for NCCADV included a 25th anniversary logo, conference materials, a history project, a prevention plan, and an HTML email template.

United Way of the
Greater Triangle

Data Analysis Report on Improving
Health & Human Services

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This 76-page report provides expert analysis of key areas of health and human services in the Triangle region of North Carolina and offers recommendations for moving forward. Other projects Archetype completed for United Way of the Greater Triangle included infographics, impact reports, and donor recognition materials.

Youth Thrive

Wake County Secondary Data
Report on the State of Our Youth

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Youth Thrive is a collaborative partnership working together to support all Wake County youth in becoming productive adults. Other work, in addition to report design, completed for this client includes a CMS website, an HTML email template, copy editing, and marketing consulting.

You can count on us to produce a flawless, highly-effective report

Tom Forsythe (the graphic designer/web developer) and Elizabeth Forsythe (the writer/project manager/marketing consultant) personally complete all aspects of your report project. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail; our 50-point checklist helps ensure top quality before printing or digital release. We’re committed to results and helping you maximize return on investment. We provide you with graphics from your project for use in a wide range of digital marketing tools, including websites, slide decks, video, social media, and email marketing. We use Adobe Creative Cloud software for all design and page layout, and we’re skilled at making the most of its extensive capabilities.

Center for Responsible Lending

State of Lending Report: Cumulative
Costs of Predatory Practices

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This 50-page chapter concludes a report on predatory lending that provides an overview of the finances of the typical American household and addresses abuses related to mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and student loans.