WONDR has secured an impressive six finalist nominations across five distinct categories at this year’s highly anticipated Digital Business Ireland (DBI) Awards.
The National Digital Awards platform the very best and brightest in digital and online enterprise; rewarding businesses, innovators, organisations and people who have showcased exceptional digital prowess. This recognition underscores WONDR’s relentless commitment to pushing the boundaries of digital excellence and redefining industry standards.
Our partnership with LUMA Vision creating a new brand and digital home strategically positioning LUMA Vision for a transformative era of success and growth, has been names finalist in two categories; New Website of the Year & Electrical, Technology Website of the Year.
This is Org
WONDR’s collaboration with Ringer’s Creative on Org‘s new digital home has earned three finalist nominations in the categories; New Website of the Year, Professional Services Website of the Year & Most Trusted Website of the Year.
About DBI Awards
With over 550 entries across 21 categories, the finalist list is packed full of renowned brands, as well as a whole host of ambitious, dynamic digital leaders.
The DBI’s independent judging panel consists of representatives from leading Irish and global companies such as Microsoft, Trustpilot, DHL, and Byrne Wallace, assigned to the task of selecting five finalists across the various categories.
The Winners are set to be revealed at an Awards luncheon on February 23rd 2024.
WONDR are proud to have collaborated with The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland to launch their new digital hub.
The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI) embarked on a journey of transformation, emerging with a powerful new digital home that embodies the sheer quality of Irish design culture.
DCCI serves as the national agency for the commercial development of Irish designers and makers, stimulating innovation, championing design thinking and informing Government policy.
Who better to partner with on this digital redesign than WONDR, who have been recognised as the ‘best in Ireland’ and in the ‘Global top 10′ agencies two years running for their innovative digital designs.
This partnership aimed to streamline DCCI’s online presence and deliver a truly immersive user experience.
It was important for the digital platform to not only stimulate innovation and champion design thinking but also inform government policy, all while elevating Ireland’s rich culture of design and craft to global recognition.
The power of design was harnessed to strengthen DCCI’s digital identity, aligning WONDR’s expertise in designing innovative digital experiences and the DCCI’s commitment to fostering innovation, nurturing design thinking, and shining a global spotlight on the legacy of Irish design and craft.
WONDR introduced a unified visual language that now defines the DCCI brand online. Through strategic integration of images, videos, and editorial craftsmanship, the website has been transformed into an artistic canvas that showcases the brilliance of Irish crafts, in perfect harmony with DCCI’s vision.
Captivating narratives took centre stage, shedding light on DCCI’s ceaseless activities, advocacy, and educational initiatives, all while highlighting the accomplishments of DCCI’s talented members and makers.
DCCI’s enhanced online presence is now poised to effectively convey the depth of design and craftsmanship in Ireland, even to the highest echelons of government.
The website stands proudly on a foundation of flexible and accessible enterprise-ready technology, future-proofing DCCI for what’s to come.
This adaptable infrastructure allows DCCI to host activation and campaign websites for sub-brands like Design Week and Future Makers, all from a single system, saving time and reducing future costs.
Dermot O'Shea Founder & MD
We were proud to work with the DCCI Executive to support their strategic plan and transform their digital presence
The 20th edition of the Irish Digital Media Awards is on the horizon, and for the second year running, WONDR proudly sponsor the Best Brand award.
The ‘Best Brand’ Award is a celebration of innovative brand identities that seamlessly weave into every aspect of a business.
Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR
As a company deeply passionate about the art of digital branding, we want to recognise the exceptional work of our fellow Irish brands. We extend our best wishes to all the nominees.
At WONDR, we are advocates of the power of branding. We believe that a well-crafted and integrated brand can be a game-changer for any business.
Our approach is rooted in innovation, as we create immersive and interactive experiences that enable brands to forge genuine connections with their audience and surpass their business goals. Sponsoring the Best Brand award is our way of showing support for brands that are excelling in this area.
We eagerly anticipate the upcoming Digital Media Award Gala scheduled for Friday, September 29th, at the Clayton Hotel, where the deserving winners will be revealed.
Marilese is a great addition to the WONDR team fitting right into our culture of driven professionals who are passionate about the power of design.
She has worked in South Africa, the Netherlands and our lucky isle of Ireland. With expertise in client relationships, partnership roll-outs, and process elevation, Marilese is always looking at the bigger picture & we believe she will help WONDR continue on an upward trajectory in our recent successes.
"I think the most important aspect of design is its ability to communicate a message effectively, evoke emotions and create a memorable experience for users."Marilese Havenga Account Director - WONDR
Marilese continued … “Design has the power to convey a brand’s values, tone, and personality. Good design can make a brand stand out in a crowded market, and it can help build trust and credibility with potential customers. “
Creating a Customer-Centric Culture
At WONDR we believe a positive and inclusive work environment not only makes employees feel valued and appreciated but also translates into better client relationships and higher-quality work.
When everyone is working towards the same goals and values, it creates a sense of unity and purpose that can drive success for the whole team.
I liked the idea of working at a company like WONDR where there is collaboration and passion in every project created, a talented team with a strong camaraderie when each person has a voice that can make a positive impact.
Account Director - WONDR
The Art of Customer Excellence
We are committed to providing top-quality digital solutions for all of WONDR’s clients. Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients is crucial to our success. We build strong relationships through collaboration.
Our clients are experts in their industry, and we value their input and insights throughout the design process. By working together, we are able to create a product that not only meets their needs, but also exceeds their expectations.
We also understand that our clients’ needs and goals may change over time, and we strive to be flexible and adaptable to these changes. This means being proactive in our communication and being willing to make adjustments as needed.
“I believe in taking the time to understand a client's needs, goals, and challenges so that we can create a solution that not only meets their expectations but exceeds them.”Marilese Havenga Account Director - WONDR
Marilese added…”Communication is also key – I make sure to keep clients informed throughout the project and encourage them to provide feedback so that we can make any necessary adjustments.”
At WONDR, we believe that our success is directly tied to the success of our clients. By focusing on building strong client relationships and delivering high-quality design solutions, we are able to help our clients achieve their goals and stand out in a crowded digital marketplace.
With Marilese’s wealth of experience and commitment to creating top-quality solutions for our clients, we know that she will be a valuable asset to our team.
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.
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.
For the second year in a row, WONDR has been named as the Best Digital Product Agency Ireland 🇮🇪 by the Global Prestige Awards 22/23.
The Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.
Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR
This recognition for the second consecutive year is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team, who are constantly aiming to create beautifully designed products that deliver results that matter for our clients.
The judging panel selects the winners from over 1,448 entrants based on the businesses that demonstrate the most in the areas of service excellence, quality of the service provided, innovative practices, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance.
Recently WONDR has be recognised by some of the most prestigious award programmes across the globe, along with being globally benchmarked by the world’s most trusted technology brands.
Some highlights include:
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.