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Graphic/Web Designer

LKCS - Peru, IL (Greater Chicago Area)

Are you a thought leader with a passion to go the extra mile? Are you a highly creative designer with experience in creating and implementing various design concepts for print and web purposes?

Awesome! We'd love to meet you!

LKCS is recruiting a full-time graphic and web designer to join our amazing and award-winning team. Your role will be to develop creative and impactful design concepts for use in both print and web.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and implement various print and digital design concepts to meet the specific needs and goals of our customers. Applicants should expect to design websites, email messages, logos, flyers, brochures, newsletters, and more.
  • Create unique and effective messaging to be used in the development of brand standards, marketing campaigns, and various promotional materials. Provide ongoing website maintenance - making routine content edits to existing websites, building new pages, designing banners, icons, and other graphics as needed.
  • Remain updated on design trends, techniques, and software, as well as industry related technologies. Having a strong desire and willingness to learn is a must. Applicants should expect to participate in education opportunities, read professional publications, maintain professional networks, and participate in professional industry organizations. We provide access to online educational tools and resources, and time during normal work hours for continuous education.
  • Interact and share project specific details with a diverse team of designers, programmers, salespeople, production employees, and customers. Being able to explain ideas and design concepts is important, as is listening to and accepting opposing points of view.

Design Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-years design experience. Be able to explain or demonstrate past brand development, design, and layout experiences, use of typography, and examples of originality and creative problem solving via a portfolio.
  • Proficient in industry leading design software. Have in-depth knowledge and experience using Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • An eye for detail. Be able to spot glaring design issues, spelling and grammar problems, and other mistakes on print and digital projects.
  • Willingness to learn and a curiosity to try new things. Be able to evolve as trends and industry standards do through individual and team-driven research and training.
  • Working efficiently. Have a strong work ethic and be able to meet project deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Be able to present and articulate ideas to team members and customers by way of conversation and email.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven business professional environment.
  • Keep organized and check your work for accuracy, omissions, and excellence.
  • Work hard, have fun, and learn a lot along the way!

Additional Skills Preferred, but not Required:

  • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge. Be able to make various programming edits to web pages and email marketing messages.
  • Experience in using CMS platforms – WordPress, Sitefinity, DNN, etc.
  • Experience in using prototyping tools, such as InVision and Adobe XD.
  • Experience designing websites with web accessibility (ADA) in mind.
  • Video and/or multimedia production experience.

Why We’re Different

Our team is motivated and talented. We come from various backgrounds and disciplines, and together, we're pretty much unstoppable. We’re the recipients of several Horizon Interactive, W3, and Communicator awards. Teamwork and having each other’s backs play a big role in our success. If you're stuck on a project, you can always call in for backup to find a solution.

We're also a relaxed, fun bunch! We like to enjoy virtual games and cocktail nights for remote get togethers.

LKCS is a family-owned company that provides a supportive and positive working environment. Our story began as a small print shop over 60 years ago. We've grown since then to offer a range of design and marketing services, including statement processing, graphic design, and web development. Suffice it to say, we're not afraid to invest in new technologies or you.

We work with hundreds of financial institutions and other customers nationwide. Yet, we always remember our humble beginnings that were founded on hard work, integrity, and a "we do that" attitude. Our customers have always counted on us for unrivaled experience, quality and customer service. We hope you can add to our story too.

You’ll Enjoy:

  • Hours: 8-5, Monday – Friday
  • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
  • 1 Week Paid Sick Leave
  • Unused Vacation and Sick Pay Rollover to Following Year and is Not Lost
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Health Insurance
  • Competitive Pay
  • Family-Owned, Professional, Stable Work Environment

Thinking of Relocating?

LKCS is located a little less than 100 miles southwest of Chicago and conveniently positioned along interstate 80. Peru, LaSalle, and Ottawa are some of the more prominent locations in the area. These towns all provide affordable living, excellent outdoor activities, and a very short drive to downtown Chicago.

Apply now! Upload Your Resume Fill Out an Application OR CALL US AT 866.552.7866

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