About BKR Studio

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About BKR Studio

A little history

BKR Studio was founded in 1983 by the company president, Brian Rideout. BKR Studio's roots are in commercial photography and design, but it quickly grew into a self-contained multimedia and Web development production studio. Our studio contains our data center where we host our client’s Web sites and stream their video projects, an open environment where our team of professional Web designers, developers and programmers bring award winning Web sites to life, commercial photography and video production facilities and an old Irish Setter who only seems to come to life around lunch time. You may want to visit our staff page to see our talented team (including the dog).

We have continually grown and expanded, evolved, maybe even mutated (hey, a project manager with three eyes is kind of handy!), to take care of our client’s needs. We have evolved from a photo studio, to a graphic design, to a multimedia studio and on to a video production facility. Amazingly, we still perform most of those services (anyone remember 35mm slides? LCD projectors killed off slides very quickly!). In 1996, clients started asking if we could build Web sites and in true entrepreneurial fashion we said "Sure we can!". That decision turned out to be the smartest choice we ever made. Web site design, development and hosting now makes up 95% of the work we perform for our client’s. We’ve grown from a guy with a camera in 1983 to a staff of eight today.

Our philosophy and approach

Over the years we’ve won awards for our work, Web site designs in particular. In fact, for many years we used the slogan “Award Winning Web Sites That Work” for many years. But like other small businesses we realized that awards didn’t have much value at the bank and we’ve instead focused on the “That Work” part. We’ve realized that we seem to have a natural ability to help our client’s succeed on the Web. We, by chance or design, wandered down the path of giving the search engines what they needed to see first (getting visitors and traffic to your site) and then giving site visitors a clean simple and easily-navigated site that they customers find easy to use.

Perhaps it’s because we have the designers (long hair creative types) on one side of the room and the programmers ("Talk nerdy to me!") on the other side? This natural tension ensures that your Web site won’t be so creative that it’s just a bunch of graphics (gorgeous but invisible to search engines and slow to load) nor will it be loaded down with the latest whiz bang plug-in requiring animated flaming logo from the geeks (ok, so we do have a Flash animation in the header of our own pages… it’s the only one --- I promise!). When the tug of war over the site stops you will have a nicely balanced site... a site that ranks well on the search engines looks good, loads quickly, and works like it’s supposed to, putting dollars in your pocket. And isn’t that why you wanted a Web site in thesearch engine friendlyfirst place?

In fact, we’ve gotten so good at this balanced approach to Web design, that we guarantee we will get your prospects to your Web site. You can read all about our guarantee here.


While the BKR team includes a staff of experts in photography, commercial art, copywriting, and Web design; we also recognize our customers as team members. Your input into the project is crucial to its success. Together, we will create a project that exceeds your expectations. In fact we have a long list of client’s singing our praises. Read some of our client testimonials here. You may also want to review some of our Web site case studies.

Contact us today! Give us a call at 574-245-9576 or Toll Free 1-800-801-9576

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BKR Studio serves clients across the nation and provides Web site design and Web site development services from our headquarters in South Bend Indiana.

BKR Studio is proud to be a member of the
St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce

Supporting our community since 1983.

If you're ready to take your company to the next level with high impact multimedia or an award-winning web site, contact BKR Studio today.

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