We at Bauerhaus Design are passionate about helping Midwest wineries and jewelry artists find their voice. We believe great design is not just about making it look pretty, but also about understanding the business goals of you, the client.
When you come to us with a project, we find out the real reason you want the “project.” Is it to increase traffic to your website? Is it to generate leads for your sales team? Get people to show up at your big event? To look more professional than your competitor? It’s important for us to provide you with a finished project that gets results.
What types of clients do we work with?
Some typical client projects for us:
• Create a special wine label or event promotion for a Midwest winery
• Increase enrollment and awareness at a church and private school
• Create awareness for a large anniversary event at a church and school
• Increase sales on a jewelry designer’s website
• Training on how to use social media to increase traffic to your website
• Create a website for a Midwest winery that is built in a content management system
Who are we?
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 and web development. I also regularly partner with Terry Kitzmiller from Media Blitz for all of our marketing and social media projects.
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.
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.