As part of Design Week 2022, the Institute of Designers Ireland with support from the Design Crafts Council of Ireland have opened the IDI ReJOYce Exhibition to celebrate the best of Irish Design over the past 50 years.
The exhibition aims to showcase the depth of creativity and far reaching impact that the Irish design industry delivers to businesses across the globe.
A stat highlighted by Minister Humphreys from a Grant Thornton report which commissioned by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland, highlights a turnover of €53 billion across design & craft in the Irish economy.
The exhibition was opened at Two Central Plaza, Dame Street with a speech by the Minister for Social Protection of Ireland, Heather Humphreys. The exhibition plans to raise the profile of Irish design to the general public and will run from the 16th November until 2nd December 2022.
WONDR are featured in the digital design section of the exhibition with our work for clients from across home and abroad which include, 11Onze ‘La Plaça’ (Spain), Likha Aesthetic Clinic (Ireland) and CSSDA WOTY (global).
IDI 50 years on
The exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the IDI, who were established in 1972 by a group of passionate designers led by architect Raymond McGrath, who created a community where designers could support each other and encourage development of the design profession.
50 years on, navigating economic highs and lows, that profession is valued at €6bn and the IDI has continued to support designers and their businesses every step of the way.
We are proud to announce that our collaboration with Package Portal has won a global digital award for Best Services & Utilities App.
Web3 pioneers Package Portal won a rose gold Arcturus Award for ‘Best Services & Utilities App’ at the 2022 Vega Global Digital Awards.
This year the awards programmes had over 1,000 submissions from 20 countries worldwide. The International Awards Associate (IAA) organised the Vega Digital Awards to celebrate digital excellence worldwide, recognising the very best in Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts.
The judging panel was comprised of 22 highly respected and experienced professional experts from 10 countries, who selected Package portal as a winner.
Pioneers in Web3 Technology
PackagePortal is an app that rewards online shoppers with cryptocurrency for confirming their deliveries and rating the experience. It enables brands and consumers to reconnect at the moment of delivery, with a Web3 platform that tokenizes user feedback for post-purchase engagement.
Shippers and shoppers can provide value to one another while cultivating better service and honest data from delivery partners. The app had around 8 million deliveries scanned and just over 1 million registered users at peak.
Package Portal tasked WONDR with re-designing the app to improve customer experience.
WONDR worked as an extension of our own team. They truly cared about the product and its design as much as we did.J.G. Whitley Package Portal
This award is an important recognition for Package Portal which has pushed the boundaries of what is possible with Web3 technology and created a cult following amongst its users.
In addition to this award, Package Portal was a finalist at the prestigious UX Design Awards and published in their annual design journal. The brand is also a finalist for ‘Best App‘ at the IDI Awards 2022 run by the Institute of Designers Ireland.
Over the years WONDR and IDI have crossed paths on multiple occasions, not only in an award capacity but also on a collaborative level.
At WONDR, we are always keen to get involved in events and contribute to promoting Irish design talent across the globe. This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the Institute of Designers of Ireland and we’re pleased to announce that our Founder, Dermot O’Shea, will join their panel of expert judges for the IDI Awards 2022.
After 2 years of online ceremonies, the IDI Awards will be held in person this year. An occasion of JOY to meet peers, colleagues and friends to celebrate the best of Irish design across fashion, brand, architecture, comms & digital.
"This may be our best line-up of judges yet for a very special 50th year anniversary celebration"Charlotte Barker CEO - Institute of Designers Ireland
A Global Panel of Experts
Dermot joins a talented Digital Judging panel fro around the world which includes Lucia Orlandi, Ciaran Bonass, Kristian Lember, Sarah Kennelly, Niall O’Kelly & Bienvenido Cruz.
WONDR have collected 22 awards over the last 12 months from some of the world’s most prestigious programmes, making Dermot an optimal candidate for judging at this year’s IDI Awards.
Dermot O'Shea Founder
We know the hard work that goes into making something special, so it's a pleasure to join an expert judging panel to review the JOY created by Irish Designers.
Our site ‘Seven Years of WONDR‘ has been awarded by one of the industry’s top award sites, Awwwards, for ‘Mobile Excellence‘ as well as an honourable mention.
To celebrate our seventh year we designed a bespoke digital experience utilising beautiful 3D work that works seamlessly from mobile through to larger screens. In this experience, you get to visit 7 different stories that reflect on what we have achieved as a team and where we are going next.
You view a short video preview below & visit the site.
As well as winning the ‘Mobile Excellence’ from Awwwards, the site has also won ‘Site of the Day’ from CSSDesignAwards.