Stories for international development.

Big Blue Communications helps partners to tell compelling stories. Dedicated to human development, we work primarily in the social and non-profit sectors with teams that want to change the world. These include international development programmes, NGOs, universities, and think tanks.

Our core belief: clear, empathic communication can help to overcome the world’s major development challenges.

In our operations, we value ethical behaviour that considers people and the planet. In partnerships, we value trust and empathy. Reach out if your team wants to craft a message that the world needs to hear.




Communication strategy



Web design

Things we care about

Women's empowerment
Health communication

Climate change

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Long-term support

Publications and branding for the Centre for Development Results


Bangladesh captured in a photo publication

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Storytelling for FHI360 and USAID

Animation and visual design to help bridge the #genderdigitaldivide


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2-minute visual storytelling


Animation for Alliance for Financial Inclusion


Animation for UKaid project in Nepal

Animation for UNICEF Malawi


Project branding: Girl Effect Mobile in Bangladesh.


Connect to Grow.

Promotional piece to encourage business partnerships in Africa and South Asia.


UNDP publication design.


Behaviour change materials for 120,000 citizens.


Team and associates

Sajid Chowdhury
Director, Creative Lead

Saad Chowdhury
Director, Audio Production

Jono Chowdhury
Director, Digital

Charlotte Fleming
Editorial and Content Specialist

Kazi Istela Imam
Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Lara Salam
Illustrator and Animator

Katerina Don

Nadir Salam

Aung Rakhine

Nahid Masud
Sound Recordist

Elizabeth D Costa
Film production, field direction

Mahmud Rahman

Sayeef Mahmud
Illustrator and Animator

Anika Karim
Digital Communications Specialist

Saiq’a Chowdhury
Animator and Visualiser

Nasifa Sefat Sultan
Communications Specialist

What people say.

Big Blue not only translated our ideas into a beautiful publication, but they provided us with ways to improve on our ideas – and then worked with us to turn those ideas into reality.
— Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh, International Labour Organization
All deliverables were met either on time or in advance of the agreed deadlines and to a standard that superseded expectations and requirements.
— James Powell, Global Innovation Centre, UNICEF Office of Innovation
We were provided with real end-to-end service and support from Big Blue with scripting and sample animations and bespoke music options through to help formulating a dissemination plan.
— Ben Walker, IMC Worldwide
We appreciate their hard work and team effort to make those materials international standard.
— Ina F Islam, ICCCAD
iDE has collaborated with Big Blue on three projects over the last two years... iDE recommends Big Blue to other professional organisations looking for similar expertise.
— Richard Rose, iDE
The final product speaks for itself- it has been lauded by our HQ and partners alike as a very accessible product.
— Jessica Murray, UNDP Bangladesh
The final product is fresh, inviting, and a very good summary of the CHTDF’s results and achievements of the year.
— Aiko Cakir, UNDP Bangladesh
It was very useful for us to work with a partner like Big Blue who understands UNICEF’s design guidelines, was willing to work on our challenging production schedule and is willing to put in the time it takes to achieve optimal results
— Rudina Vojvoda, UNICEF New York
Beautifully and professionally captured.
— Jessica Ferne, International Development and Relief Foundation, Canada

Great partnerships.



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