From start-ups to leading corporations, Kerry works independently or with other creative firms to refresh a brand's visual and verbal assets for maximum perceived value.
Whether it's identity and branding, corporate or marketing communications, content creation to web design, you can expect thoughtful, tasteful and unexpected design solutions coupled with first-class customer service every time you work with Kerry and LDC.
LDC is a graphic design and branding studio in the Tampa Bay area of Clearwater, FL, run by independent creative director and graphic designer Kerry LaCoste. Since 2005 he has worked as a visual strategist, independent contractor, graphic designer, copywriter, art director and creative director for his clients, other design firms, ad agencies and brand building teams.
Prior to starting LDC, Kerry worked in internationally-recognized and award-winning design firms in Chicago, Boston and Cosa Mesa, CA.
Companies such as Abbott Molecular, Ace Metal Craft, American Bar Association, Aon Hewitt, BenBella Books, Chobani, Diversity Best Practices, Dovewing Publishing, Edwards Lifesciences, Gulfcoast Software Solutions, Hewitt Associates, J. Christopher Architecture, The Joyce Foundation, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mark Joseph Photography, Motorola, Networlding, Prosperity Financial Group, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Stewart Realty Company, Symphoni Media, and The University of Illinois at Chicago have benefited from Kerry and his collaborator's insightful graphic design and branding work.
Kerry LaCoste's work has been recognized nationally and internationally in many prestigious and respected design competitions and publications. Here's a short list of the most notable:
AIGA BoNE Show / AIGA/Triad Awards / Applied Arts Magazine’s (Canada): Design Annual / AR100 / Communication Arts Design Annual / Graphic Design USA / Graphis / How Magazine / The Mead AR Show / MerComm Galaxy & ARC Awards / Print Magazine & Casebooks / RockPort Publishers / Sappi AR & Designer Awards
Brand Strategy & Positioning
Branding & Identity Systems
Website Design & Development
Social Media Brand Development
Logo Design & Development
Marketing & Print Collateral
Print & Digital Advertising
Annual Reports & Corporate Communications
Graphic Illustration & Icon Development
Creative Direction & Design Consulting
Research / We want to know and understand as much as possible about a client and their company’s business, history, competitive position and communication objectives and desired results.
Analyze / We analyze and evaluate our findings against perceptions and goals. Then, with the client’s input, we formalize a position that will guide the generation of ideas.
Create / We look for unique solutions that reveal the real and emotive stories that encourage the viewer to care and engage with that company, product, service and brand.
Develop / Whether print or web-based projects, we have the resources and expertise available to produce at a level that meets and exceeds our clients’ goals and expectations.
Elevate / The goal from the start of every job we take on is to elevate the perception, perceived value and relationship of our client’s business, products and services with the intended audience.