Not all brands
are created equal.
We’re a global brand and innovation consultancy, helping organizations build enduring brands that thrive in the emergent culture.
Investing in light-bulb moments.
We all go the extra mile for something. That’s why we have Passion Pitch: an ongoing experiment that turns our biggest dreams and secret side projects into purposeful LPK investments.
Spanning almost 100 years, LPK’s history reveals an entrepreneurial drive, reaching some of the world’s best-known brands. Since our founding, we’ve remained optimistic, ready for the future and true to our purpose: to give brands the creativity, vision and courage to be extraordinary.
Cliff Schaten returns from serving his country in the First World War and opens a one-man, one-room arts studio.
Schaten Studios grows to include layout artists, lettering artists, retouchers and illustrators.
After the Second World War, the company continues to expand, acquiring clients including Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Kenner. In 1975, the company is sold to Young & Rubicam.
Mort Libby, Ray Perszyk, Jerry Kathman, Howard McIlvain and Jim Gabel—split from Young & Rubicam to found the LPK we know today, with a portfolio of category-leading brands and the best and brightest creative minds.
Under the visionary leadership of Jerry Kathman, Phil Best, John Recker, Nathan Hendricks and Dennis Geiger, we continue to expand capabilities and operations to ultimately become the world’s largest employee-owned brand design agency, with a presence in North America, Europe and Asia.
Sarah Tomes, Nathan Hendricks, Valerie Jacobs and Brent McCoy become the next chief officers to lead LPK. Our founders’ vision has guided us as we strive to make extraordinary happen every day.