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LKCS Wins Gold for Financial Institution Website Designs

By on April 28th, 2020 in Design

2020 Hermes Award Winner - LKCS

LKCS receives two Gold awards from the Hermes Creative Competition for overall web design.

LKCS has earned two Gold Awards from the Hermes Creative Awards for website design. Selected as winners were the website redesigns for Earthmover Credit Union (Oswego, IL) and First Bank (Carmi, IL). To date, LKCS has been awarded nearly 60 awards for print and web design.

“Our designers continue to deliver original designs for every project that we have the privilege to work on,” says LKCS’ Director of Digital Services, Karl Ribas. “Earning awards like this says a lot about the depth of creativity our team possesses and we’re honored to be recognized.”

Earthmover Credit Union ( is an Illinois financial institution with over 23,000 members. This is the fourth website redesign LKCS has done for the credit union.

EarthMover Credit Union Website Design

“The team at LKCS never seems to disappoint,” shared Janel Cabadas, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Earthmover Credit Union. “They listened carefully to our vision for our new website and helped us bring it to life. The outcome is proof of what happens when you work with a true partner from start to finish. We are happy to see them getting recognized for all their work.”

The design mixes large visual elements with open space. It brings small animated elements to add interaction. Content is much easier to digest for users by the way it is organized into short paragraphs, bullet points, and supported with icons. The site was migrated to the Sitefinity content management system, which provides an easy environment for the credit union to maintain and make updates as needed.

First Bank ( dates back to 1893. With nine branches, it provides financial services to communities in southeast Illinois and southwest Indiana.

First Bank Website Design

“Our goal was to build a site that’s a resource for all of our target segments – small businesses, farmers and families,” says Lori Newman, Chief Marketing Officer at First Bank. “Having these three unique audiences made our planning and development a little more challenging. LKCS helped take our vision to the next level by achieving a customized experience by segment. MyFirst.Bank is now a much-improved channel for us and has already resulted in significant increases in cross sales and leads.”

Hermes Gold Awards - Financial Website Design

The Hermes Creative Awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Since 1995, the AMCP has been working globally to honor the best creative works in every field from media, to print and to digital. The Hermes is one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world.

Visit LKCS’ portfolio to view more website designs.