Bauerhaus Design, Inc. is a full service agency providing strategic solutions for wine, spirits and food.
For over 8 years now, I’ve been partnering with businesses to create unforgettable brand identities and packaging. Bauerhaus can also design, develop, and host websites. Check our recent blog post to learn how we manage it all! We also offer content marketing services, like monthly social media posting, email newsletter strategy and online response management.
If you have a branding, website, or marketing project, please contact us for a free chat to see if we are a good fit.
Rebecca Ritz, Owner & Designer
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A little more about the owner, Rebecca
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.
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.
What is your story?
I knew from a young age I wanted to own my own business, but just didn’t know what type of business. I grew up helping my Grandma sell flowers on Saturday’s at the local flea market. My first lesson in business = the importance of customer service. Good customer service led to many repeat customers.
I started my first business in 5th grade with a friend: we sold our extra pencils and erasers to our classmates. After a week, we were called into the principal’s office and told that you can’t sell things at school. First lesson learned: you must get properly registered with the authorities!
I have always loved to draw and create things. But I’ve really been drawn to typefaces and design. In grade school I was obsessed with the “Wildcats” logo where the letters formed a cat. In high school I cut out magazine ads and illustrations and filled my entire ceiling with them. Fast forward to college at Mizzou, where I discovered a career in graphic design could combine my talent in art with my passion for business.
Do you love wine?
Yes, I love wine so much, I also wrote about it! From 2012-2014 I wrote 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 2012, I also started Grapes, Hops and Stops, a website reviewing Midwest Wine, beer and stops along the way. Our goal was to help grow Midwestern wineries, breweries and other small businesses that promote the #DrinkLocal movement. In 2014, we stopped adding reviews, simply because we ran out of time! We still regularly purchase and drink Midwest wine, as you can see on my Instagram account.
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 wine, branding or marketing. Check out my books on Goodreads.
What magazines do you read?
Every month I look forward to reading Inc. Magazine and Runner’s World. I love the inspirational stories in both of these magazines. I also read a variety of wine industry 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, lift weights, bike and swim. Last year I ran my first marathon, plus I love to hike with my husband and daughter.
What do clients think of working with Bauerhaus Design?
Read what other clients think of working with me on my Testimonial page.