It’s official, we’re finalists for two awards at 26th annual Spider Awards.

We’re finalists in the category for Best Website for our work on Innovate Health TUH as well as finalists in the Best Large Agency category.

The Spider Awards recognise excellence in website design and development, so it’s an honour to be recognised among the top contenders in our field.

Best Website

Best Website

Innovate Health TUH

We’re finalists in the category of ‘Best Website’ for our recent collaboration with Innovate Health Tallaght University Hospital (TUH).

The new website was one of the key outputs from a more comprehensive strategic brand review exercise done in collaboration with Ringers, resulting in a new naming, position and brand identity.

We delivered a new website to support their plans to attract investors and partners in a competitive market which includes household names like the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and Stanford Medical School.

Best Large Agency

Best Large Agency

WONDR – A Digital Product Practice

We’re finalists in the ‘Best Large Agency‘ category. This award recognises the top agencies that have consistently delivered outstanding work across a variety of projects and clients.

At WONDR, we pride ourselves on our ability to work with a diverse range of clients and deliver results that matter for digital business owners.

It’s been a very successful year as we’ve collected 22 awards from some of the world’s most prestigious design award programmes for clients in fintech, banking, energy, blockchain, healthcare and ecommerce.

Being finalists is great recognition of the strong collaborations we have with our client partners.

Dermot O'Shea Managing Director

This year’s finalist announcement follows on our success in 2022, where WONDR collected a ‘Best in eCommerce’ Spiders Award for Likha Aesthetic Clinic.

We look forward to the awards ceremony, which takes place on March 3rd in the Mansion House, Dublin.

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 joined an expert industry panel to share our views on accelerating innovation at WP Engine’s Ignite event in London.

WP Engine welcomed top agencies and brands at the Londoner Hotel to showcase new product features and more specifically to discuss the possibilities of building cutting edge digital products on WP Engine, the world’s most trusted enterprise WordPress platform.

As part of the expert panel we shared insights on how our process has enabled brands such as 11Onze & Irish Heart Foundation to achieve incredible business results as well as being recognised for digital excellence by award programmes across the globe.

WONDR was represented by Director of Product, Peter Delaney, who also shared insights on how we have delivered headless solutions for clients and the opportunities and challenges this has brought. WONDR has developed a design led development process that enables brands to fast track digital transformation programmes.

At the event WONDR were also invited by WP Engine’s Velocitize Magazine to film video interviews sharing our predictions on the future of the industry, digital wallets & of course wordpress.

WP Engine  x  WONDR

WONDR is a trusted partner of WP Engine, the world’s most trusted enterprise WordPress platform that delivers stability, performance & security.

Over 1.5 million sites are now powered by WP Engine with approx 8% of all web users passing through a site using the platform.

Our recent work for 11Onze & Irish Heart Foundation have both been benchmarked by WP Engine as examples of global digital excellence on the platform.


Our collaboration with Aer Rianta International for the Loop Duty-Free has won a global Airport & Travel award for Best eCommerce.

The Loop won in the Best eCommerce category, with judges selecting it as a winner for the enhanced gift-with-purchase journey that increased conversions across the site.

About the Moodies

This is the 9th edition of Moodie Davitt Report International Awards, the prestigious annual awards spotlight digital, social media and marketing excellence across the travel retail, airport and other travel-related sectors.

The entries underline the vibrancy of the broader travel retail ecosystem as a means of engaging the consumer through brilliant digital adoption and execution.

Matt Willey The Moodie Davitt Report

Director of Development & Innovation at The Moodie Davitt Report, Mat Willey, further added…

“This culture of innovation clearly heightened during the pandemic, lends weight to hopes of a super-charged recovery in the next chapter of the travel retail evolution.”

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

Global Recognition

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.

WONDR is proud to be the winner of Best eCommerce Website at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

The award recognised the beauty, uniqueness and quality of our delivery for Likha Aesthetic Clinic. This award-winning site has a rich immersive brand experience that was refined using AI testing tools during the design process.

"This award 🥇 recognises that we created something special with intelligence and skill that delivers business results that matter."

Dr Juliah Tbarani Founder - Likha Aesthetic Clinic

As the longest-running digital awards programme in Ireland, the Spiders are dedicated to recognising companies and individuals delivering digital excellence.

WONDR was shortlisted for 3 awards and collected the prestigious award on the night for Best eCommerce Website in Ireland.

eCommerce branding enables businesses to lead with relevance, purpose and character. In doing so it acts as a breakwater, protecting businesses from commoditisation in the digital space.

Oisín Hurst Director of Creative Brand Strategy

Serial Award Winner

This prestigious award follows on from Likha Aesthetic Clinic’s recent success at the international Vega Design Awards where it won best website in beauty & cosmetics. has also picked up global award for ‘Mobile Excellence‘ and an Honorable Mention from Awwwards as well as a Special Kudos award from CSSDA.

Founded in 2019, the clinic has also won Best Aesthetic Clinic in Ireland two years in a row, as well as a Patient Service Award from What Clinic for outstanding customer reviews two years in a row.

WONDR are proud to share that 3 of our clients are finalists at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

As the longest-running digital awards programme in Ireland, the Spiders are dedicated to recognising companies and individuals delivering digital excellence. 3 of WONDR’s most recent projects for KBC Bank Ireland, ESB Networks & Likha Aesthetic Clinic are now finalists at this year’s event.

The details on the finalists are as follows:

Best Digital in Industry

ESB Networks website is a finalist in the category for Best Digital Transformation in Industry and Infrastructure at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

Best eCommerce Website

Likha Aesthetic Clinic’s website is a finalist in the category for Best E-Commerce Website at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

Best in Universal Design

KBC Bank Ireland’s website is a finalist in the category for Best in Universal Design at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

All award winners will be announced during the Gala Award Ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin on 31st March 2022.

"To have 3 of our recent projects in the final is further validation of the quality of work WONDR delivers."

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

We’re shortlisted for 2 awards at Digital Business Ireland’s – National Digital Awards 2021.

Our own site has been shortlisted for Best Professional Services Website, whilst our work for Likha Aesthetic Clinic has also been shortlisted for ‘Best Health, Beauty, Well-Being Website‘.

The awards recognise the very best of digital in Ireland and reward businesses, organisations, people and innovations.



Best Professional Services Website

Likha Aesthetic Clinic

Likha Aesthetic Clinic

Best Health, Beauty, Well-Being Website
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👏🏼  We’re thankful for being shortlisted and we look forward to the event on the 23rd Feb 2022.

We’re proud to say that both nominated sites have also picked up global awards this year, so we’re 🤞🏽hoping to get some 🇮🇪 Irish recognition too.

WONDR està orgullós d’anunciar el llançament de La Plaça de 11Onze, la primera xarxa social privada dissenyada per atendre les necessitats financeres del poble català.

Treballant en estreta col·laboració amb 11Onze, l’equip internacional de WONDR amb seu a Dublín i Barcelona, ha desenvolupat una plataforma social per assolir l’objectiu central: la creació d’un servei fintech fundat i construït pel benefici de la comunitat catalana.
Mentre que les institucions financeres tradicionals creen plataformes digitals per vendre productes, 11Onze ha innovat per crear una xarxa social que serveixi activament el poble català i les seves necessitats. Aquesta diferenciació és el que defineix 11Onze.

El Netflix de les Fiances

“La Plaça” permet als clients tenir el control de les seves finances. A través de la plataforma, les barreres institucionals tradicionals s’han substituït aportant transparència i simplicitat en l’experiència. Els usuaris poden contactar directament amb els agents i poden veure el procés de selecció que es va realitzar a 11Onze.
“La Plaça” també és una extensa font de recursos, on els clients reben consells i visualitzen contingut útil a través de lliçons i vídeos. Es proporciona informació detallada sobre finances, inversions, estalvis, economia i sostenibilitat per tal que els usuaris puguin iniciar el seu camí cap a la sobirania financera personal.
Com s’espera d’una xarxa social, els usuaris poden comentar, marcar el contingut que els agrada, compartir articles i opinions. Respecte a la configuració de la plataforma, l’accessibilitat a la informació i el disseny impulsat per la intel·ligència artificial han ajudat a crear una experiència que s’adapta a cada individu i a les seves necessitats.

11Onze vol anar més enllà del que ofereixen les institucions financeres tradicionals per oferir allò que els clients esperen.

Diarmuid Ó Sé WONDR

Com Cap Altre

11Onze vol anar més enllà del que ofereixen les institucions financeres tradicionals per oferir allò que els clients esperen, proporcionant-los una comprensió única i profunda de les seves finances, la nova economia, la sostenibilitat i l’ètica.
El resultat és una experiència digital totalment innovadora que uneix les necessitats dels usuaris, els requisits empresarials i la tecnologia d’una forma en què les institucions financeres i els clients no havien vist mai.

Arnotts are a well known Irish brand who have been around for a long time but with a little help from ourselves at WONDR, they have significantly increased their online revenue while transitioning to a new e-commerce​ system.

While many e-commerce projects focus on the system, we as a team also spent a significant amount of time focused on the role that the brand needed to play. Our Director of Creative Brand Strategy, Oisín Hurst, reflected on what it took to revamp the brand through the new ‘Salesforce E-Commerce Cloud’ platform.

Where did you start?

From a creative standpoint, working into a system like Salesforce E-Commerce Cloud is an interesting challenge. It’s a beast of system. It’s very established, robust and complex. It’s serious stuff. So one of the first things we did was to look for benchmark examples.

To see what brands and websites that had taken this technology, this platform, and created truly exceptional, branded experiences. That was our aspiration for ourselves and for Arnotts. So as a starting point yeah, benchmarking seemed to make sense.


‘Seemed to’ sounds like it didn’t pan out.

Well, it did and it didn’t. What we found was very few brands were achieving anything remarkable. Instead the platform was constricting them creatively. They were system shells. Pure merchandising and little else. The brands, even luxury ones, just poured in imagery, type and colour. It’s a little bit daunting to be honest.

When you see famous brands fall into this trap it certainly gives you pause for thought. Like, if it’s good enough for these big guys…


Why isn’t it good enough? Is it really an issue given Arnotts is a retail brand?

Absolutely. Firstly, a brand should never feel like a passenger on its own website. Premium retail experiences should have depth, not a veneer of brand presence. The UX, UI and underlying technologies need to lean into each other. From a UI perspective, the brand needs to be part of the website’s DNA, it should be a part of the building blocks, not just the paint at the end.

Also, unlike the examples we were finding, we couldn’t rely on seasonal campaign assets to do all the heavy lifting. Instead we needed to have a scaleable branding asset. Something that could work as a building block and extend into a full and rich design language. But it had to be very flexible.

It had to work during sales and promotions, integrate with imagery, act as a texture, be a box, be a pattern, be loud, be subtle, work online, work on social. It had to work for €4k earrings and a €10 potato peeler with equal credibility.

You’re talking about the ‘chisel’.

It’s an awful name for it, but yes.


Where did it come from?

From the store. Literally it came from the physical store. We were looking around for a piece of visual heritage or inspiration to help us. We couldn’t build from the brandmark because at the time that was being redesigned by another team, so we went to the store and just walked around, looking.



What did you see?

Well for the first while nothing popped out. It’s a really interesting building. On the Henry Street side its architecture is Victorian, on the Abbey Street side it was originally Art Deco, but it’s been heavily reworked.

It’s like these two different eras had been smashed together and then hollowed out. But still dotted around the store, from both sides, there was one shape that kept on repeating. This kind of chamfered, or chiseled shape.

So we decided to take it for a walk. I got back to the office with a few sketches and just started to play with it, as a ribbon, a box, a border, as glass, as 3D etc etc. As a creative solution it quickly proved its potential.

In the end I think it worked for two reasons. Firstly, because it was literally ‘of the store’ it reflects, and connects to the physical experience of Arnotts. The website feels like the brand, not an extension of it, or the digital side of it, but just the brand.


And secondly?

It was so simple.