Rebecca Ritz is the owner of Bauerhaus Design, an online branding firm. With over 15 years experience of creating brands, large and small, Rebecca now focuses on building brands for wineries and helping small businesses translate their dream brand online.
Rebecca has learned that one of the key tools she uses is listening to her clients needs and reading between the lines of what they don’t say. Part investigator, part design expert, Rebecca creates beautiful designs based on each company’s goals. Visual design with you in mind. Building brands online for small businesses.
What types of clients do I work with?
Some typical client projects:
- Create a logo for a small business
- Design a website for a small business owner to get leads from their website
- Create a special wine label or event promotion for a boutique winery
- Increase enrollment and awareness at a church and private school
- Create awareness for a large anniversary event at a church and school
- Training on how to use social media to increase traffic to your website
- Create a website for a winery that is built in a content management system
Who is Bauerhaus Design?
Bauerhaus Design is owned by Becca Bauer Ritz (that’s me up top) and located in a home office in Fairview Heights, Illinois (near St. Louis, MO). I handle all of the design. I also regularly partner with other marketing consultants and web developers to get you a project that reaches your goals.
A little more about Becca
What is your experience?
I officially launched Bauerhaus Design in 2008 after over 10 years experience in branding design with small, mid-sized and corporate companies. I worked with many startups while at Creativeworks, and have also worked in the creative department of retail giant Build-A-Bear Workshop®, as well as the restaurant chains Steak and Ale and the Tavern.
Beginning in April of 2012 I started writing for Midwest Wine Press, a publication focused on the art and business of wine making in the Heartland. Click here to read through articles I’ve written for the Midwest Wine Press.
In June of 2012, I also started Grapes, Hops and Stops, a website reviewing Midwest Wine, beer and stops along the way. Our goal is to help grow Midwestern wineries, breweries and other small businesses that promote the #DrinkLocal movement.
What are you reading?
My Mom has always said I eat books. I read about 4 books per month – mainly fiction, but also throw in some business related topics, like WordPress, wine or marketing. Check out my books on Goodreads.
What magazines do you read?
Every month I look forward to reading Inc. Magazine (specifically for small businesses) and Runner’s World. I love the inspirational stories in both of these magazines.
What do you do in your free time?
Since so much of my job is sitting in front of a computer, in my off time I like to be active. I love to run, play volleyball and swim. This year I’m training for a half marathon in November, plus keeping up with our super active and talkative almost 3 year old.
Music I love to listen to while working:
Pink Martini, Buena Vista Social Club, and Ella Fitzgerald
What do clients think of working with Bauerhaus Design?
Read what other clients think of working with me on my Testimonial page.