Behind the scenes
Hi, I'm Janine Rietz Bernard and I’m here to change how websites are designed, built and delivered.
I started Otaku Marketing because I was tired of this underhanded model in which web designers try to make their clients dependent on them forever - instead of teaching them the right tools to manage their own websites and content.
I became obsessed with flipping this model, creating transparency and delivering a tool to my clients that is in their control. Always. In the past years I have witnessed numerous clients increase their sales and reconnect with their customers, simply because they now have a gorgeous and well organized website that perfectly reflects them and their true business values.
I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and somehow I've always had a thing for technology. Numbers fascinate me and I think that makes me a little nerdy - which I believe to be a compliment. I've worked in many different jobs - Executive Assistant to CEO's, Nanny, Marketing Director, Project Management - and I always strive to learn new skills. Website design allows me to combine all my nerdy (or maybe just typically German) qualities in one field.
In 2015 I moved to the United States. I now live in beautiful St. Petersburg in Florida and from here I design for and teach clients from all over the world. My job has become a great passion and I am incredibly grateful to be able to work with like-minded, passionate entrepreneurs.
I love living my life with healthy eating (plant-based), exercising, adventuring, learning and relaxing in balance. Volunteering for 4ocean and Big Brothers Big Sisters has also become a big part of my life and I couldn’t be more grateful for all the wonderful experiences.