Upanup wins 11 website design awards in 2016

Website design awards

Upanup is pleased to report another year of growth and production success in 2016, meaning we need to make room on our award wall to highlight more digital masterpieces. For its size, Upanup is a top award-winning digital agency in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

In 2016 we continued our growth, adding some great clients and talent to our team, and we picked up another 11 international awards. The awards come from various competitions through the year - W3 Awards, Davey Awards, Marcom Awards, AVA Awards and Communicator Awards. Since 2012, Upanup’s digital design and development work has now garnered 44 international awards, the most of any digital or marketing agency based in Victoria.

Some of the sites that won recent awards were those that we wrote about recently in our blog. These included the Hardwoods Inc. and EcoSafe Natural Products that were awarded gold Marcom awards, and the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture website grabbed a silver Davey award.

In addition to the three sites above, Naturally:Wood and West Fraser picked up an award each, while OKSIR won awards in three different awards competitions.

At this point, Upanup still has a number of new websites launched in the past year that haven’t been submitted to awards programs yet. This includes the new City of Kelowna website designed and developed by Upanup that was launched in mid-December.

What does success mean?

When our clients succeed, we succeed. Each client has different needs, different audiences and a different vision of what they want their site to do. Whether it’s wanting to be more user-friendly and accessible, reaching new audiences, adding new functionality, turning clicks into conversions or revamping the visual design, each client is unique, something we can appreciate. So for us, success is when our work and their vision meet.

Why enter award competitions?

It all comes back to our company values, and specifically, our commitment to quality. Everything we do is informed by our values and we take pride in the quality of our work and our services.

On every project, we take these values and put them into action. When it comes to quality, it’s not just about making a nice-looking website; it’s about understanding the desired user experience, what the audience needs and delivering on what we promise. Behind every one of our 44 awards is months of discussion, planning, designing, revising, developing, testing, training and reviewing. We don’t create sites with the intention of winning awards, we see awards as a side affirmation of the quality produced in months of hard work, our commitment to our values and our ability to bring our clients’ vision to life.

If you are interested in having an industry-recognized website that leads the way in terms of quality design and functionality, please get in touch with us. We’d love to work with you.

By Peter Knapp
CEO & Lead Strategist
December 29th, 2016
Disclaimer: Our team members contribute to this blog in their own voices. As such, opinions expressed in this post are not necessarily shared by Upanup. If you are curious or concerned, please contact us.
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