We have been selected as finalists in 2 categories at this year’s Digital Media Awards (DMAs).
We’re finalists for Best Website & Best Small Agency for the second consecutive year.
The Digital Media Awards are now in their 20th year and one of the most well-established award programmes in Ireland.
They recognise the outstanding work of Ireland’s top digital media professionals recognising their creativity and innovation across digital content creation, advertising, marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.
We look forward to The Digital Media Award Gala on Friday the 29th of September in the Clayton Hotel, where the winners will be announced.
For the third consecutive year, WONDR’s work has been recognised by the Global Vega Digital Awards.
The 2023 Vega Digital Awards has concluded its first competitive season of the year and has announced its official winners, honouring digital media excellence throughout the world.
This year the awards programmes had over 1,200 submissions from 22 countries worldwide. We collected 5 top awards in the categories for Best Website in Biotechnology, Healthcare, Travel & Tourism, Broadcasting, Radio & Television and Professional Services Website.
The winners were…
But that’s not all…
Thanks to our exceptional performance and remarkable achievements, WONDR has proudly secured the prestigious #6 spot on the highly acclaimed Global Top 20 Agencies List.
Our consistent success in winning numerous awards year after year demonstrates our unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries in our industry. This remarkable achievement is a resounding testament to our unwavering growth and steadfast dedication, solidifying our position as a global leader in delivering top-notch quality work.
"We consistently deliver meaningful business results & creative outputs that are benchmarked globally."Diarmuid Ó Sé Founder - WONDR
This is WONDR’s 13th Vega Global Digital Award since 2021, showcasing the skill and vastness of our talented team. Winning awards in various industries from MedTech, Energy, Insurance, Services & Utilities, FinTech, Banking & Finance, eCommerce, Social Networking and Travel & Tourism.
In total WONDR has collected 55 Design Awards from some of the world’s most prestigious design programmes, including the Webbys (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany) & the Lau Awards (Spain). Hopefully, these awards are the start of another successful year for us as we move towards our 10th year of business.
Thomas Brandt IAA Spokesperson
It’s evident to us that this season’s winners will be defining and reshaping the industry going forward
“It is our privilege to honour these individuals who are expanding digital horizons every single day. As they continue to push the limits on what’s possible, we acknowledge and honour these leaders of the digital age.”
WONDR has continued its winning streak with 2 more prestigious prizes at the 2022 Annual Digital Media Awards.
From over 400 entrants, WONDR were finalists in 3 categories for Best Small Agency, Best Website and Best in Financial Services.
On the night we took home one of the top prizes, a GOLD award for Best Small Agency, whilst we also collected a Silver Award for Best Website.
The Digital Media Awards are now in their 19th year and are one of the most well-established and well-known award programmes in Ireland.
The awards recognise creativity and innovation across digital media, including digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.
"A fabulous way to celebrate our 9th year by being chosen as the Best in Ireland.Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR
Continuous Recognition for Ireland’s No.1
These awards follow on our recent wins at the Global Digital Vega Awards where we also collected 3 awards.
Previous to these recent award wins, WONDR also collected 22 awards in 12-months from some of the world’s most prestigious design programmes, including the Webbys (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany) & the Lau Awards (Spain).
Prior to joining WONDR, Sinéad was Head of Customer Operational Excellence in CarTrawler. There, she led multiple teams responsible for customer experience, project management and business process improvement.
Sinéad’s industry background began in design and technology, before moving into the project and operational management side of things.
"While WONDR is an extremely ambitious practice, there is a strong sense of community and social responsibility."Sinéad Good Operations Director
Sinéad’s main passion always remained with her foundations in design and technology, which is what brought her to WONDR. “I was at a crossroads in my career. I knew Operations and Project management were still in my future, but I really missed working with creative people, especially with designers and developers”.
“It was also important to me to move to a company that made a difference to the community. While WONDR is an extremely ambitious practice, there is a strong sense of community and social responsibility. Our values are Clarity and Bravery.
These are ever-present in the team’s approach and are visible in the span of clients we have. It’s how we collaborate with and support them to deliver successful products and projects”
Sinéad Good WONDR
Driving clarity through simplicity helps clients make brave decisions to drive success via increased revenue generation and disrupting their competition.
Operations in a Creative Environment…
The role of Director of Operations in WONDR is to oversee the day to day operational running of the business and contribute to the development and future growth through Strategy and Vision. Sinéad works closely with each team member but particularly with the Project, Product and Creative Directors in the business.
Over the last 12 months, WONDR has experienced high growth levels which are set to continue, meaning the team is expanding.
Sinéad Good WONDR
My immediate challenge after joining WONDR, involved looking at internal and external processes, spanning all elements of the Operations from project management and technical delivery to people and resource planning.
Working with the team we have systemised all parts of the WONDR business; set in place scalable processes to respond to our growth while maintaining the delivery of creative and innovative solutions for our clients.”
Cultural Changes of moving to WONDR…
“WONDR is Ireland’s top digital product practice. It has a very unique mix of culture, passion and talent, making it a really exciting place to work. No day is the same for the Director of Operations here! Since I joined in January, we have launched a new banking social network in Barcelona, called 11Onze, the new ESB International website and an award winning website for Likha Aesthetic Clinic.” One of the biggest changes for Sinéad when joining WONDR was the move from corporate to agency.
“The difference? Pretty much everything. The pace, culture and the day-to-day tasks. Things happen slowly on the corporate side. WONDR is a fun, fast-paced environment, with plenty of opportunities to collaborate and continuously learn. Decisions come quickly which can be really rewarding.”
“Also being part of a small business, everyone has a role to play and you can see immediately what you contribute and what your value is.”
What’s next for WONDR?
“We have some really exciting projects in the pipeline that we look forward to sharing. For now the next big challenge for WONDR operations as with many businesses, is the return to the office. The pandemic has changed the way people work, perhaps forever.”
Sinéad Good WONDR
While technology has made it possible for our team to work entirely from home, everyone is keen to get the band back together and also meet all our new faces in person! The key focus will be to maintain our unique culture while implementing a hybrid working model.
A better brush doesn’t make you a better artist. After all it’s simply a tool. And as with all tools and innovations, what’s more important than the technology itself, is knowing how and when to use it.
Ensuring that the innovation augments and supports your creative process. Employing it with purpose and precision to refine, but not dictate, your vision. And so it is with AI.
For the last year, WONDR have been practicing design with AI technology embedded directly into our flows and processes. We now predict, with up to 95% accuracy, how real users are going to perceive and interact with our designs and our technology choices.
This allows us to challenge and validate the instinctive decisions all designers bring to products. Though these choices are borne from experience and intuition, they are not beyond question, or improvement. In this way AI acts as a sense-check. An impartial, data-rich challenger providing us with accurate feedback and clear opportunities to refine our work.
Mariana Spagnuolo Design Lead
This impartiality is critical in protecting the voice of the user. It removes subjectivity from our own & our clients’ decisions. It’s not what we say it is, it’s simply what it is.