Holistic website design
– with love and expertise

I’m Verena, a web designer who’s interested in helping more women* to learn about web design and how to maintain their websites themselves.

With more than 14 years of experience in holistic website design I’m your go to person when it comes to anything web design, digital marketing or print design.

I enjoy my work and I’d love to support you in yours.

portrait photo von mirjam wittig"Ich habe Verena in der Zusammenarbeit als sehr angenehm und kompetent erlebt - sie hat uns mit ihrer tollen Arbeit ein ganzes, nebenbei auch noch hübsches, Online-Festival ermöglicht!"

Mirjam Wittig,
Porsanova 2020

portrait photo von mirjam wittig"Verena arbeitet kreativ, sorgfältig und zuverlässig. Unsere Ideen hat sie gestalterisch toll umgesetzt."

Kerstin Meyer,
DeutschPlus
(Photo: Nils Bornemann)

Together we can conquer it all

Your work is meaningful, you’ve set out to do something good. But in order to tell everyone about it, there’s still something that’s missing?

I can help you to reach your target audience and potential customers with a handsome and individual design. So that your work will be seen by the people that need to know about it.

relevant keywords

+ corporate design
+ logo design
+ prrint design
+ graphic design / illustration
+ holistic web design
+ helping you to help yourself
+ accessibility
+ responsive design
+ WordPress
+ SEO
+ GDPR
+ languages
+ online shop
+ calendars and other extensions
+ social media
+ divi

Hello, I’m Verena Spilker (° 80), web and media designer from Berlin (Germany). I work with clients near and far, especially on projects located around queer, feminist, anti-racist and other emancipatory issues. Sustainability and mindfulness are also important issues for me. Whether artist, therapist, organization or other project – I am here for you!

Since 2002 I have been happily designing websites and supporting people and interesting projects with my skills.

In 2010 I finished my studies and in 2014, with more than 10 years of experience, I founded my own company as a web and media designer. The company was called Waterbear Mediendesign until 2020 and is now being run as Verena’s Design Studio.

In 2020, as Waterbear Mediendesign, I received a Website Design Specialist of the Year award.

feministisches Webdesign

I look forward to supporting you and your work with my knowledge and design skills!

my philosophy

Holistic Website Design

Holistic website design is generally understood as the awareness of the entire process of creating a website and recognizing the relationships between the individual parts of your website. For example, wonderful content will only be noticed as such, if the visuals support it. The same way the best looking website might not be successful if it does not have the corresponding content or if it is not easy to navigate.

For me, a holistic approach to web design means even more: just like in work and life, there are many decisions that need to be made when it comes to presenting your blog, business, project or organization. I'll support you in finding green and environmentally conscious solutions so that you make the right decisions when presenting your work online.

And the best part about it? It doesn't even have to cost you a cent more!

+ Sustainability

We are all connected and everything we do results in something else 🙂 - we decide in which directions our lives and work are going.

Have you already started to adjust your life and work to be more sustainable? Good for you! You can continue to do so with your website.

You haven't yet? This is as good a place to start as any. Let's go.

+ Feminism
You are not sure if you can actually set up and maintain your own website? You are not alone and I asure you - you can. In a few lessons I can show you what it is that you need to get started.

Feminism? I believe we need to support one another and I'd love to contribute by sharing my knowledge and helping you to gain the confidence to continue by yourself.

It's not difficult at all, I promise!

+ Solidarity
I support institutions and other groups that are actively committed to creating an equal and just society for all, by offering my work at special conditions (see prices). For groups that do important work but have no funding opportunities, I offer solidarity websites, for everyone else I work for money. 🙂

Please feel free to share this with anyone this might be relevant for.

from my portfolio

I feel honoured to be supporting wonderful projects and people like these. Take a look, it’s really worth it!

Prosanova 2020
Festival für Junge Literatur

Das Prosanova-Festival findet alle vier Jahre in Hildesheim statt. Dieses Jahr musste es auf Grund der Corona-Pandemie das erste Mal online ausgerichtet werden. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut, diesen prozess fachlich unterstützen zu können.
→ zur Webseite

Mobile Opferberatung
Unterstützung für Betroffene rechter, rassistischer und antisemitischer Gewalt

Ein ganz neuer Auftritt musste her. Logo, Breifpapier und eine neue Webseite. Die Mobile Opferberatung in Halle arbeitet seit Jahren mit Betroffenen rechter Gewalt und stellt auf ihrer Webseite außerdem ein umfangreiches Archiv zur Verfügung.
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my services

I create solidarity websites for projects that need this kind of support. On average, I can offer this about twice a year. Please do not hesitate to ask me for availabilities.

Individual Design

You would like to fully concentrate on your work? No problem:

I create a design that is tailored to you and your needs. No web site builders or advertising and information materials from the box, no frustration or endless expenditure of time.

Instead, you will get a very special, contemporary, accessible and clear presentation on the internet or for print, which sets you apart and opens new doors. You and your work are something very special and that should also be reflected in your design.

Teaching you how to help yourself

You already have a website but feel stuck here and there and now you need some support? No problem!

You don't have any experience with websites but are ready to learn? I got you.

I understand the need to take things into my own hands, and will gladly share my knowledge with you.

In a few classes I can show you everything you need to know to start or continue working on your website.

Afterwards, you'll be proud to be able to master new tasks and you can save on follow-up costs!

Let's get you started

Write me for a first FREE no obligation consultation in person (in Berlin), on the phone or via video chat. If you'd like, you can already tell me a bit about your project and where you need help. Looking forward to getting to know you and your project!

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