DIGITAL CONSULTING
Hello

WITHOUT DATA, YOUR BUSINESS IS IN THE DARK.
THE OWL STUDIO HAS NIGHT VISION.

To the trained eye, numbers tell stories. Be it science or magic, data is the wind on which the wings of successful business soar. I started the Owl Studio because I wanted to share with my clients the insights that their digital data offers, freely, once properly processed and visualized. But what good is insight without action? I can translate your brand’s numeric trends into logical stories, providing clear, comprehensive recommendations for your business. The Owl Studio has an understanding for digital at its core, and its keen eyes are fixed on your online ecosystem.

Over the years I have also developed a deep passion for working with small, purpose-driven brands. Whatever you worry about, be it website, newsletter, branding, an online teaching platform or all your touchpoint documents - I am keen to help you navigate through the digital jungle - with clear Owl focus of course.

SERVICES & PRODUCTS

USABILITY &
UX CONSULTATION

Satisfied website visitors, means a happy client. Understanding trends and online psychology can determine the success or failure of any website. My UX is both, data & user-driven. A good combination to promote a better Internet for everyone.

UX DRIVEN
WIREFRAMING

Whether new website or rebuild, the Wireframing process is an extremely important part of the web development. I collaborate with key stakeholders, developers & designers, and together, we create beautiful websites that work well. Really well.

DATA ANALYSIS
& DASHBOARDS

Numbers offer so much more than just percentages and ratios. Numbers offer opportunities for optimization. You just need to see the right metrics in the right way. They even come in the form of beautiful reports & meaningful dashboards.

DIGITAL SETUP
FOR SMALL BRANDS

A small business in need of some digital infrastructure? Meaning a professional brand experience for your customers throughout web, social media, email and all of your documents? I love the stuff you worry about. Wanna be setup?
  • Working with Anne has been a dream come true. She's always got her finger on pulse, is super professional with time lines and most important of all is intuitive to what my real needs are for growing my business holistically. Anne has given more than just digital brand integration but has helped me develop my online presence at my own pace, and be more tech confident at the same time. She brings all her skills to a project with dedication, a great sense of humor and honesty.  I highly recommend working with her.
    KATE MULLER - OWNER
    Kate Muller Animal Communication, 2022
  • Working with you has been an experience I often share with friends and family it is that good. Somehow you always manage to teach me something I didn't know or think about, you eagle eye on changes and just an overall great depth of knowledge regarding user experience and aesthetics has shown me how powerful it is to have you on board with projects.
    BAXTER JONES - DEVELOPER
    BAXTERS WEB DEVLOPMENT, 2022
  • Having worked with Anne for more than 10 years in two very different businesses, I can say that she is a true expert in digital marketing, website analytics and user experience. Her knowledge, interpretation of data and genuine passion for what she does is contagious and she is a delight to work with. Above and beyond the expertise in her skillset, Anne showed genuine interest and curiosity in understanding our business in order to make the data more meaningful to us. She assisted us in reaching our digital goals of having a world class website with enough growth to warrant a fully in-house digital team.
    ALISON MITCHELL - MARKETING, OPERATIONS & RETAIL
    ANGAMA MARA, 2022

THE OWL STUDIO OATH

I get sincerely excited when things work well; I thrive on connecting the dots. That’s why I don’t compromise on my work ethic. I genuinely want to see my clients soar high and far, and I have the skills, qualifications and experience to be able to deliver on that desire.
Yes, my commitment to perfection means sometimes I may opt for a slightly longer route, but only to ensure that the destination is as rewarding as it can possibly be—a worthwhile investment.
 USABILITY & UX
 WIREFRAMING / LO-FI MOCK UPS
 DATA ANALYSIS (QUALITATIVE & QUANTITATIVE)
 DIGITAL PRODUCT BRANDING
 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
 CONNECTING THE DOTS

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT aNNE

For the nitty-gritty, find me on LinkedIn.

On a professional note, my name is Anne Scharlow. I’m the founder of Owl Studio. I’m a German living in South Africa, a life choice that has been more rewarding than I ever could’ve wished for. During the course of my career, my professional interest shifted towards a passion for data. I hold an Under-Graduate Degree in Finance and an Honor’s degree in International Business & Marketing from the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, Germany. With a background in numbers, stats and brands, my interests soon entered the digital marketing playground, and they’ve been cavorting there ever since. If I had to think of a catch-term, call me a Digital Devotee with a dash of Intuition.

On a more personal note, my time spent in agencies has been an awesome experience. But at some stage in my life, I realised that my output is at its best when I practice a little thing called work/life balance. Being German has always stood for 100% precision and quality—something that is often idealistic in the profit-driven agency world. Running my own business allows me the freedom and stretch-room to work within my own set of parameters. It’s been an enlightening journey. I’ve learnt to pick clients I truly believe in. I’ve learnt to prioritize the bigger picture over politics. And, perhaps most importantly, I’ve learnt to take time to do what feeds my soul and makes me happy.

I LOVE TO LISTEN.

LET'S CHAT.

CONTACT ME

SAY HELLO

Email: anne@owlstudio.co.za
Phone: +27 (0)82 060 5209

WHERE TO MEET

I’m Cape Peninsula based and available to meet via Zoom or in person. Good coffee & awesome juices tend to motivate me to travel far(-ish).