It’s been a busy year for WONDR. We launched some of our most successful projects. We made it our mission to empower clients to set their digital brand story and helped them realise great success to boot. We achieved some big goals in 2018.
We worked on some challenging and exciting projects. Won global awards, made big moves, got fresh meat by way of new team members (shout out to Tash the dog, our new favourite employee who freelances from time to time). So here’s how it all went down.
We kicked off the year with a Website of The Day award from CSS Design Awards for our work on New Music Dublin. Making us the most awarded Irish practice across CSS Design Awards, FWA and Awwwards.
We made waves with ESB Energy UK working on a successful digital branding project and full site experience, creating motion design that even managed to work it’s way into the TV ad — proof that collaboration between digital and offline creates better experience for brands.
We welcomed Pierre to the WONDR team, all the way from France he brought enthusiasm, hipster bikes and the most french moustache we’ve ever seen.
Then we got some amazing news — flying the flag for Ireland, we were named in the Top 10 studios in the World by CSS Design Awards. We’re absolutely convinced the best digital work can come out of Ireland, and this year we’ll be looking even more to set the international benchmark for great work.
In June we moved into our new office space on Wicklow St, right smack bang in the middle of the city. Four floors of creativity and a rooftop with city views (we’re yet to take full advantage of). We quickly became accustomed to bad buskers on Grafton Street, pints in Mary’s bar and the ‘Big Debate’ — which burger is better, WOW burger or Bunsen (the jury is still out).
We welcomed our new Director of Operations Emily Miller — fresh off the plane from Canada, she decided poutine and snow is over-rated and there’s no place like home for the craic. She’s brought knowledge, expertise and invaluable insights from markets across the Atlantic.
We launched Pet Drugs Online’s new platform and turned UK’s most popular pet e-commerce platform into the world’s best performing Magento website by the end of 2018 — proof that partnering with clients and listening to what they need is the way forward.
That was just a little glimpse into the world of WONDR over the last 12 months.
Thank you to everyone who partnered with us, inspired us and liked us in 2018, roll on 2019 as we have some big projects and changes happening.