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Nice to meet you, we're Femke and Owen.

The Apartment is a digital design studio based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We’re a small and passionate team of two who have worked together closely for over four years. When we’re not in our studio, we’re riding our bikes along the canals, filling our tummies with Dutch sweets or exploring other European cities.

With our value-driven approach, we provide our clients with web design and development that is focused on user functionality whilst remaining on the edge of innovation. We welcome collaboration and are not unfamiliar with engaging other creatives and freelancers to help achieve our client’s goals.

Establishing your goals allows us to approach your project in the most effective way. We ensure that all design decisions are contributing towards your goals and provide you with the one, best solution. At the end of a project we put together case studies which show our behind the scenes process and gives an insight as to how it all came together.

If you’re looking for a website to drive traffic, increase conversion or simply tells your story in an engaging way, you’ve come to the right place. Get in touch with us and we’ll work closely with you to create something special.

 

Owen Williams

Owen is a developer and writer that’s constantly keeping up with the latest in tech and dev trends. During the day he’s a developer at Crew and on the side he runs Charged, a weekly tech newsletter to help busy people keep up with the news.

Femke van Schoonhoven

Femke is a Digital Designer and lover of side projects. As a co-host on the design podcast Design Life, Femke enjoys talking about issues freelancers face as young creatives. When she’s not working on The Apartment, she’s working at Atomic.

Mika

The Apartment’s cat, Mika is a year old Scottish Straight that’s here for moral support, cuddles and general adorableness.

Why digital experiences?

If you're not on the web, nobody knows who you are. If you're there but have a slow or unattractive website, you're losing customers -- it's just as bad for business.

The Apartment specializes in fast, mobile-friendly web design and development to help your business succeed. Small or large, startup or enterprise, we can help you get to where you need to be: in front of more customers.

We build performant, compatible web experiences that work across modern browsers, desktops, tablets and mobile devices. Ultimately, we help get your visitors to where they need to be.

Instead of design and development working separately, we work closely to meet one goal: build something great. We don't take work unless we're sure we can do it well, because we want the best for you -- and we'll work closely to get exactly that.

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Some kind words

Here's what some of clients have to say about working with us

Ivana Veljovic

Marketing manager of MoonMail

We liked working with Femke, who as a designer also understands business and marketing. When marketing and design correlate together, the overall message is twice as strong. She gave her best to understand our product and our users, so she was able to deliver exactly what we needed.

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Michelle Carlslund

Owner of Michelle Carlslund

Femke and Owen are both very pleasant to work with and it really seems that they are passionate in what they do. Their approach is very professional. I am now very very happy with the beautiful and functional result of my new website.

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Indy Griffiths

Founder of Parent Interviews

We approached The Apartment where we got the ball rolling straight away. During each design iteration, we were kept informed and in the loop, and the end result exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to work with The Apartment again in the future.

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Jared Tasker

Founder of Need A Part

Having used Femke for design work in the past I already had high expectations for the quality of the final product. The communication was very clear. I would not think twice about referring or contracting The Apartment again.

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Matt Dwen

Director (development) of Group6

Femke was fantastic at walking us through every step of the process, with no lurking surprises. We worked together to create the ultimate design, which we feel clearly promotes our image and information to our customers.

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David Lloyd

Manager of Tasman Street Vet Center

Femke and Owen went to considerable effort to understand our business and our personalities and we’ve now got a web presence that really reflects our values as a Veterinary practice. I’m glad we made the change.

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Anja Geelen

Director of Little Earth Montessori

All the help and support both Femke and Owen have given me was fantastic. The website is simple, beautiful and functional and it works for my clients as well as for me when keeping it up to date with minimal time available.

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