web design for change 2021
Boost your confidence by learning how to go from your wonderful Business or Non-Profit Idea to Building Your Brand, Your Responsive and Scalable Website and Creating a Bespoke Marketing Plan – in a Sustainable and Ethical way.
⚡️ Because Your Voice Matters. ⚡️
Identifying Your Brand
Starting with your Core Values, we will work on your One-Liner, your Why and your Business-Story.
Defining Your Market
What do you offer and who are you offering it to? How can you stand out by truly being yourself?
Choosing your Domain-Name + (green) Web Hosting Provider, Email Marketing Platform and main Social Media Channel(s).
Colours, Fonts, Graphics
Creating your Corporate Design – choosing the right colours, fonts and visulas to underline your brand. Logo or Wordmark?
Website Installation & Structure
Installing WordPress and your Theme.
Starting to work on incorporating your new Corporate Design into your WordPress installation.
Menu, Footer, Contact
Giving your Website a structure. We will be setting up your menu and footer as well as a way to contact you.
UX – Start, Home & Landing Pages
How can you create a Start Page that leads people in the right direction? Let’s design your Start/Homepage.
About and Team Pages
How to write and design About and Team pages.
Other Pages & Images Display Options
Setting up the rest of your pages. Looking at the different ways you can display images on your Website (and trying it out!)
Blog Page & Posts
Designing your Blog Page and Post Layouts and Creating Blog Categories.
Blog Content Creation
Writing your first Blog Post(s) and optimizing them for Search Engines.
Languages, Shop, Calendar & other Extensions
Is there anything else you need? We’ll be looking at ways you can extend your website to match your needs.
What are your legal responsibilities and rights as a website owner? What legal obligations do you have on Social Media? Image Rights.
Creating Your First Incentive & Integrating Your Mailing List
Growing your mailing list to grow your reach. How to create an offer for people to join your mailing list. How to plan the content of your newsletter.
Matomo Analytics or Google? What tools are available and how can you use them legally and to improve your website/reach?
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
What can you do optimize your website for Search Engines? We’ll be looking at onpage and offpage options and how best to use them.
Your Marketing Plan
How to create consistency and be prepared. Email strategies and Social Media Posts, we will plan ahead for the whole next year!
Creating Your Digital Press Kit
Who do you want to work with? Who would you like to know about you? Create your DPK to reach out to new people.
Expanding Your Reach
Your own Podcast? Instagram TV? Or collaborations with other creators? We’ll talk about the options you have to reach more people and decide on the best strategie for you.
How to Deal With (negative) Feedback
While most Feedback will be positive – it’s good to be prepared and have some useful strategies at hand, for both negative and positive Feedback.
Last Questions and Future Outlook
This week is open to wrap everything up, answer your questions and see what you need to shape the future and continue to Change the World.
“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step.
We will fail when we fail to try.”
– Rosa Parks
Are you ready to grow beyond yourself?
From My Clients
“Before the re-launch, we had a website that was hard to navigate and out of date. Therefore, we were looking for a web designer who combined political positioning with design. I found Verena’s clear, friendly and affable way of communicating really pleasant. In the design process with the graphic designer and me, her flexibility and professionalism were very helpful. We finally have a great and appealing website that we all enjoy, thank you so much!”
“Verena is a truly creative mind and knows how to support inexperienced people with perseverance and know-how on their way to building their own first website. She finds a solution for every problem and offers quick help. Thanks!”
“Verena was able to answer ALL questions I had about WordPress. And there was no problem (and I experienced numerous), be it technical, legal, or about design that she wasn’t able to help me resolve. Thanks to my new website, which I was able to create together with her in no time at all, I quickly started winning new clients. Thank you! ”
“Working with Verena was one of the best things that could have happened to us in our situation: We had no experience in translating a real life festival situation into an online festival, but Verena was able to see us through in an uncomplicated manner. With a calm, patient and absolutely accurate and concentrated way of working, she built us a website which we see with pride and great pleasure.”
"Before contacting Verena's Design Studio, I didn't have a website and didn’t really get on with it myself. I chose Verena's Design Studio because of their political orientation and community connection. I found the cooperation very helpful and am now very happy to have a new website and to get positive feedback for the website as well. I can gladly recommend Verena's Design Studio!"
“Verena works with creativity, carefully and reliably. She implemented our ideas brilliantly.”