Web design for change


3 Strategies to Help You Define Your Core Values

Why do we need to define our Core Values? In WEB DESIGN FOR CHANGE we start with defining our Core Values, because I believe that once we have these down it will be much easier to build the rest of our businesses.

5 Ways to Show You're a Responsible Digital Citizen

Trolls, cancelling, endless scrolling, data collections, manipulations, the internet can be a tricky place. Here are 5 things you can do to…

Oh, hey there!

Oh, hey there!

Would you like to stay in the loop? Sign up for newsletter or follow on:tumblrfacebooklinkedinpinterestinstagramtwitterrssHey there, I’m Verena. I’m an Anthropologist, I used to help organize Berlin’s only female* only sex party, I founded an NGO called Transnational...

To bring about change…

To bring about change…

Would you like to stay in the loop? Sign up for newsletter or follow on: tumblrfacebooklinkedinpinterestinstagramtwitterrssWhere are you at with your project? What’s the next step that you have to take? I see this too much: Wonderful, smart people who do not make the...

Living Joyfully

Taking a look at how to live joyfully. We are here today, every day, together – how do we make the best of it?

Oh, hey there!

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The Parable of the Corn Seeds

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How do you imagine your future?

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Taking a new path

Every morning we wake up, and every morning we have the choice: will we continue to do things the way we used to, or will we try something new?

How to Make the Right Decisions

To build a website involves making an enormous amount of decisions. Starting from the domain name, the web hosting service (go green!), to questions of style; colours, fonts and of course the content. What is the most…

Working For Yourself

Sometimes I can't even begin to explain how lucky I feel to be my own boss. Last weekend a friend,...

Can We Dance?

Wasn't it around this time of year one year ago that the first lockdown started? After a year of...

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Sustainable @work

How can we make changes in our day-to-day routines to make life and work more sustainable?

Are these natural colours?

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Why choose a green web host?

Estimates say that around 1-10% of all energy consumed worldwide is used to run the data centres...

Recycling E-Waste – What we can do to help

With more and more of our lives and businesses taking place online and requiring the use of electronic devices, there’s no end in sight to producing e-Waste. Wealthier countries unfortunately often enough just try to export the problems…

Green Energy

Who provides the energy for your home? Or for your office? If you haven't switched to a company...

The Best Green Web Hosting Services 2021

Is your website already hosted by a green web host? Let's find out! If you have read my posts...

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What is… ?

Feminist Design, what is the difference between corporate design and corporate identity? What is important to know?

3 Strategies to Help You Define Your Core Values

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Six Essentials for Every Successful Website

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What do Cookies do on my Website?

We’ve seen cookie banners pop-up on websites we visit, you’ve had to put in your preferences for this website, and you will have to deal with…

5 Ways to Show You’re a Responsible Digital Citizen

I’m sure you wonder: “What is digital citizenship and how can I get one?” The short answer is, if you read this you are a digital citizen. Different from…

What is Branding?

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos “Your brand...

What is web hosting?

While I highly recommend choosing a Green Web Hosting Provider, because they are as reliable, fast...

What is holistic web design?

Holistic web design means to see the person, a business, an organization or event and to look at the whole system that surrounds…

What makes a good Web Hosting Provider?

There are three main factors when it comes to deciding who's a good web hosting provider: speed,...

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Wonderful projects and people, implementing and inventing the changes we need to make this world a better place.

5 excellent Recycling Websites

What do Recycling Websites have to offer? While it was relatively easy to find great projects that...

4 Remarkable E-waste Recycling Companies

Here are four examples of people and initiatives that are already contributing to creating a solution for e-Waste in their area. Find out what it is that they do.


A selection of all-time favourites and classics as well as new releases – books, films & podcasts that have a lot to give

Brené Brown: Dare to Lead

We are all vulnerable. We’re all trying our best – no matter what topic or task we’re working on. It is good to have friends, family & colleagues to support one, but

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a wonderful person to listen to and if you're interested, to hear from him more...

On Being Podcast

If you've never heard of the On Being Podcast, now is definitely the best time to go and check it...

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Film: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
The story of William Kamkwamba – a young schoolboy who builds a windmill to secure the survival of his family and the other villagers…


Standing on the shoulders of giants – learning from the best. Inspiring ideas from inspiring people.

To bring about change…

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What if…?

What if we were successful peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers?
We need more good in this world, and we want your voice and wisdom to be heard!

“… but a lifetime to paint like a child”

Quote by Pablo Picasso: “…but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

It doesn’t matter where we look, what we hear or do, …

What do you work for?

“Think of something that you can do as opposed to all the things you can't do - and do that.” -...

Complex Problems & Simple Solutions

“...for every complex problem ther's a simple solution, and it's wrong.” - Umberto Eco I saw this...



Verena is a web & media designer, anthropologist & coach.

On the blog she shares some practical tips and inspirations that can make it easier to make this world a better place & to grow your business – one small change at a time.


Verena’s Design Studio – WORKS


Talks & Workshops

Some talks & workshops I have given. If you’d like to book me – send me a message

Still Looking for Freedom?

Still looking for freedom? – an artistic workshop with Verena Spilker Thursday 14th of January...

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art?

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum/ Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия:"1989-2019. Reflecting Europe. Am...

Talk at Bed Talks Berlin

BedTalks Berlin - The Free Thinking FestivalLast year I got invited to participate at BedTalks...

Talk at Tallinn Feminist Forum

Tallinn Feminist Forum - Tallinna feministlik foorumThis November I’ll be travelling to Tallinn...

Talk + Exhibition: Whose Museum Malmö

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art? Whose Museum Malmö, 2019I can’t quite remember how the first...

Talk: Queer Art?

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art? ArtGora Forum Riga, 2019At:  ArtGora Forum Riga ◼︎ 10.-12.04.2019...

Talk: Identity in Germany

Talk: Identity in Germany 18.04.2019 at New York University, BerlinA discussion/conversation under...

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Read or listen to some things that are important to me. There’s some video too. If you’d like to talk to me – get in touch

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Lola Magazine: Local Hero Local Hero: Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in...

Interview: Siegessäule

Interview: Siegessäule Stirn bieten“Ich habe mich erniedrigt und hilflos geführt”, erzählt die...

Interview: Gay.ch

Interview: gay.ch Verena Spilker und ihr Projekt TQU: Vor neun Jahren hat Verena ein...

Pelican Bomb: Queer Traces

Interview: Pelican Bomb Queer Traces: Transnational Queer Underground’s #TheGalleryProjectBen...

Sleek Magazine

Interview: SLEEK MAGAZINE The Paltform Showcasing Queer Art From All Over The World Transnational...

Interview: FELGBT

Interview: FELGTB We talk with Verena, the creator of Transnational Queer...

Podcast: German journalist talks about collecting Queer Art with NoStrings

Podcast: NoStrings German journalist talks about collecting Queer Art with NoStrings  Verena...


Podcast: lulu.fm Kunst verbindet - und das weltweit.Wir stellen euch heute NAchmittag das Projekt...

Vom Mainstream zum Underground – und zurück

Podcast: CouchFM Vom Mainstream zum Underground – und zurückQueere Musik ist kein neues Phänomen....

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Podcast Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom pt. I

Podcast – 28 people from around the world share their thoughts about freedom & Europe.


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Web Design for Change - The Course

A Step-By-Step Course to take you from your Idea to Building Your Brand, Your Responsive and Scalable Website and Creating a Bespoke Marketing Plan – in a Sustainable and Ethical way.

Weekly video lessons and tasks, so you can achieve one goal at a time. Weekly live sessions and Q&As and a private discussion forum to answer all your questions and try out their ideas before presenting them to the world.

Imagine what it will be like if you never have to ask a web designer, SEO specialist or marketing expert again, because you are confident in what you're doing and get the results you want. Sounds fantastic, right?

Whether you are an absolute beginner or already have some experience - with this 21-week course your website will be up and running, attracting traffic and give your idea the opportunity to grow - on your own terms.

Are you ready to change the world with WEB DESIGN FOR CHANGE?

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The 21-week course starts June 7th, 2021.
Limited spots available.

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