Design visuals
(Prefer words? Read the full story at bottom.)
The booklet's cover design with Qantas's brand red dominating.

Above: The cover design is a playful interpretation of a ‘little black book’ using Qantas’s iconic brand red. 

Double-page layout design for the Contents
Double-page layout design for the Welcome Aboard message from CEO Alan Joyce.

Above (and following): Each double-page spread used marketing imagery (from Qantas advertising campaigns), archival photos, relevant stock images, diagrams, pull-out boxes and highlight facts about Qantas to create pockets of interest.

Double-page layout design.
Client testimonial 
“I have no hesitation in recommending [James Armstrong’s] design agency. I have always found [him] to be excellent on all the projects I have worked with them on — high quality creative work, attention to detail, excellent customer service, always prioritised work, very transparent pricing and always delivered great value for money.” 
Manager Workforce Communication (project manager for Little Red Book and Horizons newsletter) 
Double-page layout design.
Double-page layout design showing a Jetstar aircraft. This spread stood apart from others because it used Jetstar's brand orange as the feature colour instead of red.

Above (and below): Qantas’s story included well known consumer facing businesses like Jetstar, QantasLink, Freight and Loyalty, and lesser known support units like Engineering, Catering, Integrated Operations and Ground Services.  

Double-page layout design.
Double-page layout design.
Client testimonial 
“The [Little Red Book booklet design] looks fantastic — you have done a brilliant job. It is receiving rave reviews internally.” 
Head of Engagement and Leadership, People, Performance and Culture (departmental head for employee-facing communications
Double-page layout design.
Double-page layout design.
Double-page layout design.
A four-page, gate-fold page layout design.

Above: An infographic article — designed over a four-page gate-fold — shows the timeline of a typical flight. 

Double-page layout design.
Double-page layout design.
The story behind the design 
Originally conceived as a welcome guidebook for new employees to assist their on-boarding process at Qantas, the value of the Little Red Book as a broader internal communication tool was recognised early. 
Circulation was increased and it became an organisation-wide guidebook, distributed to all Qantas employees, to communicate, inform and entertain. 
The guidebook design 
Qantas had recently undergone a rebrand and was midway through the implementation of new Departures and Arrivals terminals at Sydney Airport. 
With only access to architectural conceptual renderings of baggage carousels, airport wayfinding signage, and basic branding guidelines, we were charged with developing the visual principles to this text-heavy printed publication.
The Little Red Book was the first internal communication piece published using Qantas’s new branding and, as a vehicle for communication, helped introduce the new brand to Qantas’s workforce.  
Specifications 
> 62-page printed booklet
> An intentionally irregular 165mm x 190mm size
> Small enough to keep handy and read
> Proportions help the booklet avoid being perceived as an A4-sized ‘corporate’ report 
> Distributed to all employees across the Qantas Group.
Creative awards 
Gold Award — Creativity Annual Awards 
Silver Award — International Creative Media Awards. 
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