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For over 22 years, Pantone Color experts release a “Color of the Year” as a means to predict designs trends for the coming year. This year, Pantone has announced PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri as the 2022 Color of the Year! Pantone shared why they chose this as their color of the year: “As we move…

My Journey into Web Design

By on November 29th, 2021 in Design

LKCS takes cross-training and on-going education very seriously. We see it as the cornerstone of our company’s growth and success over the last 60 years. This post covers the personal journey of training one of our print designers to become a skilled web designer. Since I’ve been employed at LKCS, I’ve dedicated most of my…

A few weeks back, I revealed the typefaces that LKCS’ designers were using that had become their favorite go-to for legibility and flexibility in both web and print work. Well, it’s only fair then, that they also single out some that make them cringe. While some of these choices may be sound typographic options, some…

There are thousands of typefaces available for use in personal and professional projects. Some even offer a vast variety of styles and weights. So many choices, in fact, that sometimes it’s difficult to decide which to use. Sure, Helvetica and Times New Roman are safe bets. But wouldn’t you like to explore some different options?…

The 27th Annual Communicator Awards has recognized LKCS for distinction in web design under the General-Banking/Bill Paying Category. Chosen as winners were the websites designed for Alliance Community Bank (Petersburg, IL), Hoyne Savings Bank (Chicago, IL), and Security Savings Bank (Monmouth, IL). The Communicator Awards is dedicated to recognizing excellence, effectiveness, and innovation across all…

The 15th Annual Hermes Creative Awards has recognized LKCS for distinction in web design under the Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media / Website Overall Categories. Chosen as winners were the websites redesigned for Soundview Credit Union (Bethel, CT) and Landmark Credit Union (Danville, IL). The Hermes Creative Awards is one of the…

LKCS a marketing services provider focused on the financial industry, was honored with a 2021 CUNA Diamond Award for Re-Brand and New Corporate Identity. Their logo, branding standards, and website redesign for Financial Plus Credit Union (Ottawa, IL) was recognized for creative excellence and outstanding results. The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, a member-led…