Syed Muhammad Rehan is an expert in User Interface and User Experience design from the United Arab Emirates. Currently, he is working for DUPLAYS.com, a sports event company, and is a member of our Awwwards Jury 2012.
Syed agreed to collaborate with us when we asked him to tell us a bit about the web design scene in the UAE. These are the agencies he rated as the top 5.
The top 5
Flip Media love the web. It’s everything they do and the only thing they do. Flip Media are a dedicated regional agency network of professionals who are passionate about the Internet and passionate about brands. While many agencies have struggled to come to terms with the technical and creative thinking needed to translate their desire to harness the fastest-growing and most exciting communication medium into a viable element in the marketing mix, they have thrived.
Flip Media have now grown into the largest interactive agency (120+ staff across four offices in the UAE & India) in the Middle East and have delivered success stories to hundreds of clients through over one thousand successful and accountable projects and campaigns.
JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand, “selling more products to more people than any other agency” (Ad Age). Based in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues its dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge - from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content for brands such as Freixenet and HSBC.
JWT Middle East and Africa is one of the leading communication agencies in the MEA region with 27 offices in 24 markets. JWT MEA is structured to deliver communication based business solutions across all channels needed to deliver the marketing plan driven by a matrix that combines the strength of its competencies and the know how of its practices.
Prototype is a creative interactive agency founded in 2010 and located in Dubai, UAE. Fueled by passion and creativity, they deliver projects for the local and international market. The agency has repeatedly delivered integrated digital experiences across screens and devices including web design & development, mobile app development, social media & digital strategies and effective online marketing campaigns.
This is how Prototype Interactive roll: They Love Digital
Prototype is a group of passionate professionals that love to design and develop online solutions. This also makes the agency a magnet for talents who want to develop their skill-set and work on great projects together. Prototype was created to combine the talent and experience of a young dynamic team and choose the right work and clients to deliver something new with every project.
We Want Traffic
We Want Traffic provide online solutions to the Internet-based challenges met by today’s modern businesses. The digital services they offer are extensive, yet at every point their work is underpinned by one core aim: to drive relevant consumer traffic to your brand or website.
We Want Traffic's field of expertise is advertising and marketing, yet they do not function like a conventional ad agency. Transparency and simplicity are two keywords they live by; by keeping things simple they maximize efficiency and minimize costs. Affordability and fast turnaround combined with award-winning design and technical aptitude, these are the qualities that sustain their success.
2Pure is an award winning digital agency focused on building brands online through creatively driven, targeted and engaging interactive campaigns. 2Pure specializes in digital strategies, web design, social media, and online publishing. Their offices are based in UAE, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. 2Pure understands the digital landscape and how to turn objectives into engaging digital experiences.
At Blue Beetle they see themselves as Digital Information Architects with a vision to create the perfect interactive experience for clients. Thier mission is to enable customers to meet their goals, while always embracing the human touch.
Most of their focus is on website design and production of all shapes and sizes across all the industry verticals.
The Secret Behind Their Success
Producing a successful website is reliant on a plethora of variables coming together in sync but two stand out as paramount. One is listening to customers and taking the time to fully understand what their objectives are and two; having oodles of passion for what they do.
The company GO-Gulf.com was founded in 2005 by the Czech Republic citizen Karel Zeman and it has grown from a web portals development company into an international online web applications design and development company today, that does business around the region and employs people from different parts of the world.
The Secret Behind Their Success
The secret behind your great successful works:
1. International quality, ethics and unique transparency
2. Development based on internationally accepted web standards
3. Technical support, 24 hours response time and long-term relationships
4. Listen – Think - Then do the job
5. The philosophy: information first, design second + Simpler is better