Today we’re announcing that WONDR are joining forces with the global Irish success story that is GRANITE.

The deal will see WONDR become part of GRANITE and bring its globally recognised expertise in design, branding and digital innovation to all client partners. By joining forces, we are poised to offer an even wider range of services and deliver enhanced value to our clients across the globe.

GRANITE, founded in Ireland in 2009, have delivered over a thousand large digital projects for some of the biggest companies and institutions in Ireland, US, UK and beyond. WONDR now joins a team of over 140 experts who provide award winning services in Web Development, Data, Cloud, Digital Marketing & eCommerce.

The heart of GRANITE’s success has been their commitment to client excellence that has led to them becoming Ireland’s largest independent digital agency, with significant plans for further growth in the US.

GRANITE has been on the path of notable growth expanding its client base of over 1200 organisations, some of these include Enterprise Ireland, Red Bull, Audi, Medtronic, Pfizer, Workvivo, Nissan, Dublin Bus, Davy, Pepsi and Intel to name but a few.

Both WONDR & GRANITE have built significant reputations over the years & this deal marks the start of a new chapter where we will grow our offering significantly.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

In the past few years GRANITE has grown and expanded their offering though brands such as; Armour (web engineering), Continuum (Kentico experts), Willows (eCommerce), Connector (Digital Marketing), MediaOne (Web Development) and New York-based LCM Granite.

WONDR x GRANITE marks a transformative milestone, laying a solid foundation for future innovations and growth in the digital landscape.

Conor Buckley CEO - GRANITE

Dermot O’Shea added…

“WONDR being part of GRANITE will enable us to further elevate our capabilities and provide our client partners with an expanded range of innovative of services & solutions.”


Our shared commitment to creative excellence and client satisfaction remains unwavering, and we can't wait to showcase the new capability we have opened up together.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

WP Engine has released a global case study benchmarking the new brand and website for MedTech Innovators LUMA Vision.


LUMA Vision came to WONDR to craft an innovative brand and website, to enhance its global reach and showcase their breakthroughs in medical technology.

WONDR has been an official partner of WP Engine for over 9+ years, delivering award-winning, secure & fast-performing websites that deliver tangible business results for our client partners, the case of LUMA Vision is no different.

It's been a pleasure to collaborate with LUMA Vision on their remarkable journey. Within a year, they've been benchmarked globally by WP Engine & recognised by the the Webby Awards.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Powered by WP Engine, the new site achieved an impressive 94% Performance score, with load speeds of 205 ms to first byte. Its new look and high performance attracted 13,000 new visitors within a year of the new site launch, with 11k of those visitors finding the site through organic search.

LUMA Vision was selected as an honouree in ‘best website and mobile sites’ at the 28th annual Webby Awards in the very competitive health and wellness category, including Women’s Health, Amazon, Microsoft, Google + Reflex AI, and Inevitable Tech.

We are delighted with the look and feel of the website, which has elevated our brand globally and generated great interest in our work. WONDR are super to work with – the team captured our ideas perfectly.

Fionn Lahart Co-Founder & CEO
LUMA Vision


Trusted WP Engine Partner

  • WONDR is an official partner of WP Engine for over 9+ years, delivering award-winning, secure & fast performing websites.
  • We have delivered websites powered by WP Engine for insurance, fintechs, luxury hotels, charities, media companies & global software companies.
  • WP Engine have also benchmarked our work for 11ONZE, The DCCI and the Irish Heart Foundation.

WP Engine has released a global case study benchmarking the new website for The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI).


DCCI commissioned WONDR to consolidate its wide variety of  separate websites into a unified content hub.

Powered by WP Engine, the project went beyond a digital facelift and ultimately resulted in a strategic overhaul of DCCI’s site, which enhanced user engagement, strengthened DCCI’s brand reputation, and positioned the Council as a champion of Irish design and craft on a global stage.

Thanks to WONDR, we now have an online presence that truly reflects the role that DCCI plays in raising awareness of the vibrancy of the craft and design sector in Ireland.

Suzy O’Keefe Head of Comms & Digital

The new site for DCCI features ‘campaign mode‘,  a unique feature that enables the team to have more bespoke campaign sites within their main site for key programmes like Design Week & Future Makers.



DCCI’s digital transformation, led by WONDR in partnership with WP Engine, marked a significant milestone for the organization.

The project wasn’t only about creating a new website, but crafting a digital experience that mirrored the depth and richness of Irish design and crafts.

We have been given a platform which we, the team at DCCI, along with the designers and makers we represent can be proud of. Our new website is an engaging visual experience that successfully demonstrates the breadth of work we do throughout Ireland.

Suzy O’Keefe Head of Comms & Digital


Trusted WP Engine Partner

  • WONDR is an official partner of WP Engine for over 9+ years, delivering award-winning, secure & fast performing websites.
  • We have delivered websites powered by WP Engine for insurance, fintechs, luxury hotels, charities, media companies & global software companies.
  • WP Engine have also benchmarked our work for 11ONZE and the Irish Heart Foundation.

Hoy, honramos con orgullo el legado de Jorge Luis Borges, un mago inequívoco de la literatura del siglo 20 cuya radiante creatividad continúa guiando e inspirando.

Hasta el día de hoy, la obra de Jorge Luis Borges resuena a lo largo de los años. La insaciable curiosidad de Jorge fue magistralmente canalizada para construir puentes culturales que sirven como fuentes vitales de inspiración, particularmente en el mundo de hoy, conectado globalmente.

Nacido el 24 de agosto de 1899, en el corazón de Buenos Aires, Argentina, conmemoramos lo que habría sido su 124º cumpleaños con un video que captura un reflejo de su trayectoria y conexiones con Irlanda.


Borges ocupa un lugar especial en el corazón de WONDR. Sus exploraciones nos inspiraron profundamente, notablemente su historia ‘UNDR,’ que dio origen a nuestro propio nombre. Su capacidad para fusionar culturas y conceptos refleja nuestra búsqueda de creatividad sin límites.

“Siempre he imaginado que el Paraíso será una especie de biblioteca.”

Jorge Luis Borges Escritor, Ensayista, Poeta y Traductor

La conexión de Borges con Irlanda era profunda. Se sumergió en la literatura irlandesa, traduciendo obras clave y fomentando una conexión entre Argentina e Irlanda. Su participación en la celebración inaugural del Bloomsday en 1982 marcó un momento significativo.

A la buena edad de 82 años, finalmente pisó Dublín, como se recordó en una entrevista con Seamus Heaney y Richard Kearney. Aunque en esta etapa ya estaba ciego, todavía se sentía obligado a representar sus ausentes contornos visuales en su mente, avanzando a tientas por sus calles con su bastón explorador, como el hombre ciego del episodio de las “Sirenas”

Durante 60 años, he caminado por el paisaje imaginario de Dublín.


La importancia de Borges trasciende fronteras. Su pasión por diversas tradiciones literarias y su maestría en entrelazar culturas ejemplifican la universalidad de la creatividad humana. Su legado permanece como un recordatorio de que la narración de historias y la exploración no conocen fronteras.

Únase a nosotros para celebrar la memoria de Jorge Luis Borges utilizando nuestros fondos especialmente creados para este día.

Today, we proudly honour the legacy of Jorge Luis Borges, an unequivocal magician of 20th-century literature whose radiant creativity continues to guide and inspire.

To this day, the work of Jorge Luis Borges reverberates through the ages. Jorge’s insatiable curiosity was masterfully harnessed to construct cultural bridges that stand as vital sources of inspiration, particularly in today’s globally connected world.

Born on August 24, 1899, in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina, we commemorate what would have been his 124th birthday with a video that captures a reflection of his journey and his connections with Ireland.


Borges holds a special place in the heart of WONDR. His explorations inspired us deeply, notably his story ‘UNDR,’ which gave rise to our very name. His ability to fuse cultures and concepts mirrors our quest for unbounded creativity.

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

Jorge Luis Borges Writer, essayist, poet & translator

Borges’ connection with Ireland ran deep. He immersed himself in Irish literature, translating key works and fostering a connection between Argentina and Ireland. His participation in the inaugural Bloomsday celebration in 1982 marked a significant moment.

At the good old age of 82, he finally stepped foot in Dublin as recalled in an interview with Seamus Heaney & Richard Kearney. Even though by this stage he was blind, he was still compelled to represent its absent visual contours in his mind, tip-tapping his way through its streets with his probing stick, like the blind man of the ‘Sirens’ episode.

For 60 years, I've walked the imaginary landscape of Dublin.

Jorge Luis Borges Interviewed by Seamus Heaney

Borges’ significance transcends boundaries. His passion for diverse literary traditions and his mastery of interweaving cultures exemplify the universality of human creativity. His legacy stands as a reminder that storytelling and exploration know no borders.

Join us in celebrating the memory of Jorge Luis Borges by using our specially created backdrops for the day.

WONDR were a sponsor at DE{CODE}, WP Engine’s Virtual Developer Conference, which took place on 23/24 March 2023.

Over 4,000 attendees from across the globe comprised of developers, designers, marketers, and other tech enthusiasts attended the event to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the WordPress ecosystem.

Here’s our takeouts from the event:


Technology is shaping the power dynamics

One of the most discussed topics at the conference was ‘how technology has shaped the power dynamics between designers, developers, and marketers’. Speakers shared insights into how these roles have evolved over time, and how they are now collaborating more closely than ever before to create successful websites and digital experiences.

WordPress’s latest advancements in low-code/no-code solutions through the WordPress Block Editor and Full Site Editing provide endless possibilities for our clients. We use this for many of our client deliveries as it allows for a faster development cycle and enables many different resources to contribute to the project at the same time, especially as you move into content editorialisation & UAT.

We have built up a vast library of re-usable, open-source components that significantly speed up development and allow our team and clients to have greater insight into rapid branding and content editorialisation. We’re thrilled to leverage these capabilities to deliver even more innovative and effective digital products for our clients.

On average, a consumer makes 19 online transactions per year.

WP Engine DE{CODE} 2023

Maximizing Conversions to drive revenue

A key topic we passionately agree with it is how to increase revenue by simplifying payment processes, using smart reporting, and optimising websites for better performance.

  • On average, a consumer makes 19 online transactions per year.
  • Although standard credit cards may be the most user-friendly way to shop online, it could be beneficial to offer multiple payment methods in order to address the high percentage (70%) of online cart abandonment and to simplify the overall checkout process.
  • Offering multiple payment methods can address high cart abandonment rates and make the checkout process easier.

Simplifying the cart system and minimising distractions can also help increase conversions by minimising distractions. Streamlining the checkout process, including payment options, can lead to a better user experience and reduce cart abandonment.

Going Headless

We were particularly interested in the headless WordPress discussions at the conference. Separating the back-end and front-end of a website with this approach offers numerous benefits, including superior flexibility, scalability, and performance. 

For developers focused on headless builds, an Atlas Sandbox account, Atlas Blueprints, and Faust.js all provide excellent opportunities for exploring the possibilities of headless WordPress. Using Frost and Genesis, builders that encapsulate Block Editor or Full Site Editing tools to support any project workflow, including patterns, themes, and custom blocks is small all the way up to enterprise solutions

We’re always looking for new ways to improve our workflows, and headless WordPress offers us a wealth of opportunities. We’ve delivered headless WordPress experience with tools like Atlas Sandbox account, Atlas Blueprints, and Faust.js, which provide an excellent starting point for developers focused on headless builds.

We discussed this topic in more detail as part of an expert panel at WP Engine’s Ignite event.


Robust Privacy & Security

The changing privacy landscape and its impact on websites was also a key topic at DE{CODE}. With updated regulations and user expectations, it is more important than ever for websites to prioritise privacy and security. 

Speakers discussed best practices for protecting user data and shared insights on how to comply with privacy regulations.

We find WP Engine to be a very robust and secure platform that we’ve successfully used for large fintech & insurance clients where security is paramount. Coupled with partners like Cloudflare we find WP Engine to provide excellent support and reassurance to any clients looking at it as alternative to other providers.


For more on the latest trends and technologies discussed at DE{CODE}, view here.

WONDR has recently expanded its offering into the UAE market having successfully delivered cutting-edge digital products for clients across the US, Ireland, Spain & UK.

Our approach to digital products is global, incorporating the best of international design and technology trends to provide our clients with cutting-edge solutions.

WONDR is already delivering for clients in the UAE by defining the vision & roadmap for their business as well as developing engaging digital experiences for their customers.

The emirate’s vibrant economy and commitment to innovation make it an attractive destination for businesses looking to expand their operations in the Middle East. WONDR have recognised this potential and we are actively building our client base in the Middle East to help businesses in the region succeed in an increasingly digital world.

Our recent success in the UAE showcases our commitment to customer-centricity, innovation, and diversity.

Dermot O'Shea Founder & MD - WONDR

About Us

Our work is globally benchmarked by the world’s most trusted technology brands, most recently we have been featured in global cases studies by Microsoft, Liferay & WP Engine.

We have a proven portfolio of work that has delivered significant revenue uplifts for our clients as well as being recognised by the world’s most prestigious design programmes such as the Webby’s & the UX Design Awards.

Learn more about our 3 step process and how we work.

Microsoft, one of the world’s most trusted technology companies, have globally benchmarked ESB’s Real Time Visualisation (RTV) Application in a new case study.

The case focuses on the story behind How Microsoft is empowering ESB to achieve its Net Zero 2040 ambition.

The team in ESB Generation and Trading manage, monitor and trade energy across the island. With an ambitious target of Net Zero by 2040, ESB sought to streamline its processes and make data-informed decisions faster.

Microsoft’s global case study documents the impact of the RTV app over the past 12 months as it is enabling ESB to process essential trading information, plan days in advance how they deploy their power stations, and make informed faster decisions.

Working with WONDR, ESB leveraged Microsoft Power BI and Azure to develop a centralised hub, a user-friendly, simple visualisation of all the energy assets across the island of Ireland such as market price, market dynamics, and what renewables are in the system.

“Projects like this are hugely interesting and exciting because you are supporting an organisation’s ambition to really make a difference.”

Dermot O'Shea Managing Director - WONDR

The RTV app drives focus in the right area to help ESB understand where they are generating the most carbon within ESB’s portfolio and where their focus should be in future planning, forecasting, and preparing KPIs and strategies to achieve Net Zero 2040.

Along with being Globally Benchmarked by Microsoft, ESB RTV app is also a global award winner at the UX Design Awards, one of the most prestigious international awarding bodies, who honour the impact accomplished UX design has on shaping a positive living environment for all.

Given the positive impact that the technology is already having within ESB, there are now plans to extend it to broader areas of the business in order to ensure access to business-critical information in real-time and better enable the company to make positive strategic decisions with regards to energy.

WONDR were guest speakers on the latest video series by Velocitize Magazine.

In the latest episode of Velocitize Talks, our very own Peter Delaney (Director of Product & Technology – WONDR) shares his thoughts on emerging trends in fintech, blockchain and e-commerce.


Velocitize Talks is an award-winning video series featuring agency innovators, digital disruptors and marketing leaders from around the world. The publication is delivered by WP Engine to provide insights into the shifting trends and innovative technologies defining digital marketing today.

Peter also joined an expert industry panel at WP Engine’s Ignite event in London to share his experience building cutting edge digital products on the world’s most trusted enterprise WordPress platform.

WONDR have been listed in the Top 10 Global Agencies at this year’s Vega Digital Awards 2022.

One the main award programme concludes, the Vega Digital Awards select the top ten participating agencies for the honours of being listed in the ‘Top 10 Global Agencies‘.

Selection is based on the number of categories won, the quality of entries and the company’s wider profile. To be listed in the ten agencies listing you have to deliver excellence through your creativity, strategy and expertise.

The Top 10 Global Agency listing is further recognition for WONDR and follows on from our 4 wins at this year’s programme.

This year we collected awards for

It is the second year in a row that WONDR have won 4 awards at the Vega Digital Awards for clients across banking, fintech, eCommerce, web 3 & insurance sectors.

Being recognised as one of the Top Global Agencies is a true honour and we are proud to be delivering design excellence for brands across the globe.

Dermot O’Shea Founder & Managing Director

Dermot further added…

“We are grateful for this recognition as it concludes a hugely successful year for us where we collected 22 awards in 12 months. Our award wins were from some of the world’s most prestigious programmes such as the Webby’s & UX Design Awards. We were also recognised at home at the Spiders, Digital Business Ireland Awards & the Digital Media Awards.”

About the Vega Awards
The Vega Digital Awards highlight the vital role of digital pioneers in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Organised by the International Awards Association (IAA), this year’s programme had over 1,000 submissions from 20 countries, clearly demonstrating the influence and reach the awards has in its mission of honouring excellence in the digital industry.

The judging panel was comprised of 22 industry experts from 10 countries around the globe.