Philosophy

sustainable, empowering and tailored to your needs

My friends say that once I’ve set my mind to something, I master it. If you would like to be the proud owner of a website or design that represents you, I’m here to see you get there.

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.

My offer to you

Are you an artists, blogger, therapist, coach, cultural worker, business owner, collective, NGO, foundation or freelancer? You’ve found the right place.

I’ll help you to get your website into exactly the shape you want it to have and can also help you find out what it is that you need for your website so that it fully represents you, your business or organization.

I love working with engaged individuals and groups – I come with a lot of personal experience in NGO work, I run my own business, I know what the requirements are to get your website to work for you.

So I offer my knowledge and service to support your work in any and the best ways I can. Wether it’s a one of consultation, a full new outfit (corporate design) or a letter head, a logo, a website, a course – I’m your girl.

Now let’s create a website, that is a steady rock to support your business and that puts your work in the right light for all to see!

PS: One of the best challenges for me during the recent times was to support a team of wonderful women to turn an established offline festival into an online event. So much work, but so much fun as well!

I believe there’s a solution for every problem and the outcome will be great, if we believe that nothing can stop us. New challenges, here we come!

Ready to take the next step?

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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