GUTES DESIGN STUDIO PROVIDES BRANDING AND WEB DESIGN TO SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE COMPANIES WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT, PIONEERS IN THEIR FIELD AND DEDICATED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
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ABOUT

We work with small to medium size companies who are passionate about their product, pioneers in their field and dedicated to making a difference in the world. We collaborate with our clients to define their vision and create visual solutions that are as beautiful as they are functional. As a result our clients benefit from a consistent and compelling brand image and message that enables them to connect with their target audience and grow their business.

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OUR PROCESS

STRATEGY
We start each project with a discovery and strategy session that will help us gain a thorough understanding of your specific needs, objectives and desired outcome. We will ask a lot of questions about your business, product and goals,that will help us to turn your vision into a reality.
DESIGN & UI
Based upon our discovery session, we’ll take it back to the studio and translate what we learned into a design presentation. Often we nail it, right out of the gate and sometimes it takes a few revisions to get there. But we always get there.
WEB DESIGN/UI
We will produce wireframes that show where the website components will be located. The wireframe will not be styled at this stage, but will function as a solid framework within which we can design.Upon client approval of wireframes, we will start the design process.
Refinements
Each project includes 2 rounds of refinements. During the design process we will send you designs to review with your team and we can talk about what you like and what you don’t like. We will share our thoughts and reasons for making certain design choices and will work with you to reach the best possible outcome.
Web Development
Here we turn your final design into a functioning website and code it to perform across all platforms and devices. We will test browser performance and make sure your new website looks great and functions well across the board. If we are creating a custom management site, we will provide training so you and your staff can easily and quickly update your content for years to come.
Timing, Workflow and Delivery
Based upon your needs, we will create a detailed timeline at the beginning of your project. This helps maintain a smooth and easy workflow and helps everyone stay on track with dead lines and deliverables. When the project is finished we upload all final files and launch your website. If we are also creating print materials, we will source and oversee production.
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Work With Us

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OUR TEAM

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Steffi Sauer

Steffi Sauer

Branding / Web Designer / Founder View Details
Deanna Stewart

Deanna Stewart

Branding / Web Designer View Details
John Schatz

John Schatz

UX / Web Development View Details
Steffi Sauer

Steffi Sauer

Branding / Web Designer / Founder

With over 10 years of design experience, Steffi’s passion is to create branding and web solutions that make an emotional connection with the consumer and tell a story that is authentic and relevant. She establishes long-term relationships with her clients build on Integrity, honesty, clear communication, flexibility and partnership. Her client-centered approach allows her to collaborate with clients directly to achieve the best possible end results. To get the full story of her design journey continue reading below.

In 1999 Steffi left her native Germany and moved to the U.S to work as an Au Pair for a family located in a small town south of Cleveland. As chance would have it, her new home was close to Kent State University, so she decided to make the most of the situation and pick up a couple of design classes and transfer the credits to her future university in Germany. Even though Steffi’s English was pretty bad, and most of the projects she turned in were an inch too short because she was used to the metric system, she loved the program.

During her second semester, Steffi’s teacher suggested she apply for an art scholarship, which she did and won! Her parents agreed to fund this endeavor as long as she maintained the needed GPA and the scholarship that went along with it. The thought of failing (and having to return home with her tail between her legs) motivated Steffi to get over the hurdles and prevail!

As well as studying hard, Steffi was a fine student in beer sampling (still likes the German ones better, sorry!) and applied herself to the American dating scene. During her senior year she met her, now husband, David and agreed to move to NYC with him and be his “roommate”.

Fortunately, Steffi found a job right away as a graphic designer working for a large fashion company. The office was located right in Time Square on the 45th floor of a fancy skyscraper. Adapting her Ohio college style to this new, fashionable lifestyle took some doing, but after 5 years of working hard on her style and design skills, Steffi was ready for something new. Her next venture took her to a design studio in Midtown where she worked as their Senior Designer. But the recession hit a couple months later and, as last one in, Steffi’s future looked rather gloomy. Rather than wait for her pink slip to be handed to her, she bit the bullet and started her own business.

Deanna Stewart

Deanna Stewart

Branding / Web Designer

Deanna belives that exceptional design can be affordable, can exceed the highest and wildest of expectations, and can be painless. Her approach is refreshingly unorthodox: Listen, demystify the process, heighten design awareness, and deliver effective,creative, and engaging design that exceeds all expectations — even her’s. Deanna graduated with a BFA from Kent State University and then worked for major publications and creative agencies before striking out on her own.

John Schatz

John Schatz

UX / Web Development

John is the consummate problem solver that thrives on empowering his clients on the web. Having built his first website in 1999, and his first application one year later, he quickly became a jack-of-all-trades Internet Consultant and Web Developer. Prior to working full-time in Web Development, John’s experiences in Market Research and Internet Advertising Sales help to give him the broad business experiences that enable him to work with wide-ranging clients to find the best solutions and avenues to help them exceed their online goals.

John’s web development and consulting reaches across an extensive list of industries, including significant work with a wide variety of small businesses, e-commerce sites and non-profits. John can work in a variety of platforms, but these days specializes in WordPress and WooCommerce as optimal platforms to help clients grow their businesses.

John graduated from Macalester College in St.Paul, MN and did graduate work at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

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OUR WORK

Robin Report Summer Issue 2016
FTF Focus Magazine
Strongpoint Theinert Ranch
British American Christmas in Wonderland invitation
Advanced Pediatrics Web Design
Advanced Pediatrics Branding & CID
NOHO
FTF Special Report
TEVA Brochure
Spoons Frozen Yogurt
Robin Report Website
OUR WORK
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HAPPY CLIENTS

  • John Dreulinger, Creative Director at 475

    “Gutes Design’s handy work is deeply imbedded in the aesthetics and branding of our company and has been a major force in promoting us as company to be taken seriously within North American sustainable building. Gutes Design has an incredible ability to take highly complex designs and boil them down to their essence.”

    John Dreulinger, Creative Director at 475
  • Lucy Chen, Holistic Health Coach at Lucy's Health Coaching

    “I needed a new logo for my business and working with Gutes Design was a breeze. I did not have a great idea of what I wanted my logo to be, but Gutes Design jumped in and helped by sending me a questionaire to get my idea out. Eventually she sent me some samples of what her ideas were and I really like them! It was really easy to communicate with them on changes and tweaks I wanted. Finally, my logo looked great and it felt like Me. I like her so much that I also got her to design my business cards too.”

    Lucy Chen, Holistic Health Coach at Lucy's Health Coaching
  • Robin Lewis, CEO, The Robin Report

    “Gutes Design is the best thing that ever happened to The Robin Report. The team moved our publication into the 21st Century in terms of a crisp, modern look. The content flows in a pleasant, easy to read way. It’s colorful and fun and full of exciting illustrations and just incredibly impactful. In fact, thanks to their system and the changes made to the previous design, both offline and on our site, we believe it resulted in a significant increase in subscribers and readers.”

    Robin Lewis, CEO, The Robin Report
  • Stephanie Stuchin, Freelance Marketing Consultant

    “Gutes Design has been an invaluable asset for my design needs. They are reliable, responsive and a pleasure to work with! Their design experience coupled with their passion for design has enabled them to always create deliverables that are beautifully designed and in line with my vision. I have worked with Gutes Design on presentations, marketing collateral, logo development, website design, tradeshow collateral, digital and print advertisements among others and continue to work with her for my design needs.”

    Stephanie Stuchin, Freelance Marketing Consultant
  • John Dreulinger, Creative Director at 475

    “Gutes Design’s handy work is deeply imbedded in the aesthetics and branding of our company and has been a major force in promoting us as company to be taken seriously within North American sustainable building. Gutes Design has an incredible ability to take highly complex designs and boil them down to their essence.”

    John Dreulinger, Creative Director at 475
  • Lucy Chen, Holistic Health Coach at Lucy's Health Coaching

    “I needed a new logo for my business and working with Gutes Design was a breeze. I did not have a great idea of what I wanted my logo to be, but Gutes Design jumped in and helped by sending me a questionaire to get my idea out. Eventually she sent me some samples of what her ideas were and I really like them! It was really easy to communicate with them on changes and tweaks I wanted. Finally, my logo looked great and it felt like Me. I like her so much that I also got her to design my business cards too.”

    Lucy Chen, Holistic Health Coach at Lucy's Health Coaching
  • Robin Lewis, CEO, The Robin Report

    “Gutes Design is the best thing that ever happened to The Robin Report. The team moved our publication into the 21st Century in terms of a crisp, modern look. The content flows in a pleasant, easy to read way. It’s colorful and fun and full of exciting illustrations and just incredibly impactful. In fact, thanks to their system and the changes made to the previous design, both offline and on our site, we believe it resulted in a significant increase in subscribers and readers.”

    Robin Lewis, CEO, The Robin Report
  • Stephanie Stuchin, Freelance Marketing Consultant

    “Gutes Design has been an invaluable asset for my design needs. They are reliable, responsive and a pleasure to work with! Their design experience coupled with their passion for design has enabled them to always create deliverables that are beautifully designed and in line with my vision. I have worked with Gutes Design on presentations, marketing collateral, logo development, website design, tradeshow collateral, digital and print advertisements among others and continue to work with her for my design needs.”

    Stephanie Stuchin, Freelance Marketing Consultant
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