Financial Services

Great design builds trust
at first sight

Great design builds trust
at first sight

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Design has the power to influence important business decisions. With expertise across the finance, investment and lending sectors, consider us your professional partners; delivering reliable and compelling visual communications on time, every time.

The Creative Mill is one of Sydney’s top financial services branding agencies. In the world of financial services, conveying trust, expertise, and reliability through visual communication is paramount. We understand the importance of creating high-value assets that support investment and financial comms for existing shareholders, potential investors, internal management, and more.

Our Approach

We 'get' financial services

With expertise across the investment, banking and lending sectors, we ‘get’ financial services. We understand that time, consistency and professionalism are of the essence when it comes to delivering legally binding communications. You can rely on The Creative Mill as a trusted professional partner in providing visual solutions curated specifically to your audiences.

Your financial design partners

From boutique investment funds to financial lenders and ASX listed companies, we work with you to distil the complex, providing unquestionably clear designs. We present your company professionally and consistently, reinforcing trust within your institutions, shareholders, and internal stakeholders.

Financial services design across all assets

Send us your sustainability reports, LIC Fact Sheets, Product Disclosure Statements and IPO Prospectus’. We welcome any and all opportunities to impress our clients with compelling design in even the most unexpected of places.

Financial services design that works

Obsessed with solving commercial challenges creatively, our design solutions surpass platforms or format limitations. Need a company template adapted into a range of eDMs, annual reports and Google Slides? Say no more. We have the capabilities and the capacity to roll out anything from newsletters and roadshow invitations to AGM transcripts, media releases, and more.

Serious ventures need seriously good design.

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Do you work to existing brand guidelines?
Yes. The Creative Mill is often asked to work with existing brand guidelines for financial services clients – including banks and insurance providers – to complement their existing communications or marketing and brand agency. We are happy work directly with you on a project or work with you and your agency, depending on what you require and how you would prefer to operate. Our designers also have the experience and professionalism to deliver high quality work that pushes brand guidelines – remaining true to the brand but providing extra impact for one-off projects.
Do financial services need different design skills?
Financial services businesses and organisations run the gamut from highly corporate organisations who demand a sense of prestige and tradition to digital, cutting edge fintech operations who need to stand out with a light-hearted touch and bold, simple, engaging designs. These require experienced design skills, the ability to understand the needs of the financial services organisation and the demands of the audience, then connect the audience with the product through clear communications and relevant, appropriate, engaging designs.
Can you work with current financial services agencies?
Yes. The designers and financial services marketing specialists at The Creative Mill are often asked to work in collaboration with existing advertising or communications agencies and consultants to bring a brand to life. We are happy to work as a design function within a larger team or to take the design lead on a project, coordinating with an executive team to ensure the promise and the brand message are presented and showcased in the most appropriate way.
Can you work with in-house financial services departments?
Yes, we can and yes, we do. With many financial services clients choosing to bring their marketing functions in-house, there is an increasing need for specialist design skills to be outsourced. The Creative Mill understands the challenge of creating on-brand designs while ensuring probity and the protection of intellectual property. If you’d like a private chat about how we can provide high-quality design solutions within an existing brand framework, please contact us.
Can you create designs for insurance services?
Yes. From fast turnaround, one-off presentations for sales teams to setting design and brand foundations for a brand refresh or for clients establishing a new product line and wanting a fresh perspective on brand look and feel. The design professionals at The Creative Mill also have experience working with in-house business and department leads to refresh the internal look and feel of a corporate environment to help bring a brand or a brand promise to life.
Can you do design work for separate departments inside banks?
Yes. Our financial services specialists understand how important it is to feel comfortable with the design capabilities of an agency and the power of personal connection between the department and the design team. We are happy to work on small projects to help build capability within a department – to help you meet important deadlines or to consider different perspectives on an important project – or use our financial services marketing and brand management expertise to help you and your team create an on-brand design or communication campaign that truly reflects the unique offer and advantages of your service.