Friends At First Sight
Our early founders, Amanda, Shirin and Yi Qi first met while working on various design, coding and multimedia projects. This was the start of an unlikely friendship!
We Form A Good Team
The trio spent more time together, like working on gaming projects in Gambit. They found that they had synergy and worked well as a team — an advantage that they would soon put to good use.
Grad Year Rush
Shirin and Yi Qi spent their final years in university labouring tirelessly for their graduation projects, of which managed to snag several awards.
Founding Of Oangle Design
Together, Shirin and Yi Qi decided to start an agency as a one-stop solution for all things digital and design. Thus, Oangle Design was founded as a hybrid design agency.
Our First ‘Office’
We started off without a proper office, but that didn’t stop us. Back then, we were churning out projects right in Yi Qi’s backyard!
Slow & Steady
As we were just starting out, we were new to a lot of things and didn’t have a lot of projects. We spent most of our time figuring things out and building up the brand’s foundation.
The Trio Is Reunited
Not wanting to miss out, Amanda joined Oangle Design in 2014 as a creative.
To reflect our new focus and area of expertise, Oangle Design rebranded as a web design and development-focused agency. This marked the start of more exciting web projects!
New Focus, New Website
To accompany our rebranding as a web-focused agency, we came up with a new website.
The Wonders Of WordPress
Realising the power of content management systems, we started focusing on WordPress website development. This eventually became one of our top services, and still is up ‘til today.
So Long, Shirin
In pursuit of other career opportunities, Shirin parted ways with us. We’re always thankful for the hard work and strong foundation she left behind.
Every piece of work counts and each project helps to pave the way to even bigger projects. We finally hit a milestone — 100 completed web & design projects!
Initial Interactive Works
We got to work on Lahore Landing, the final year project of a group of NTU students. We worked on the development of this fully interactive web documentary, which went on to receive several awards. This experience helped to gain us even more interactive projects in the future.
Workings Of The Web
Another milestone! We completed 100 web development projects, including some larger-scale ones and international clients.
We’ll Wow You With Our WordPress Prowess
Having worked on multiple WordPress development projects of varying levels, we were able to consider ourselves experts in the field.
Small But Strong
We were just a tiny team of girls, but we packed a punch with our impressive web projects!
Making It Official
After 4 years of hard work and achievements, we were officially incorporated as Oangle Pte Ltd! We marked this occasion as with another website revamp.
Our Neat New Nest
To celebrate our incorporation, we even got ourselves a sleek new office. This would soon become home to plenty of awe-inspiring ideas and ventures.
Flexible Working Arrangements
To be more accommodating of everyone’s schedules and cater to the team’s varying needs, we started an adjustable half-office, half-home working system.
A New Niche — Interactive Animations
We became specialists in HTML animation and interactive web development. eCards, web interaction, browser-based games — you name it, we can build it!
We worked on a rising number of e-Commerce websites, ranging from small local businesses to big brands, and were becoming increasingly well-versed in this aspect. Check out our project with MOKKO MOKKO.
Sharing Our Knowledge With The World
To help small businesses or individuals who wish to learn more about the web or create their own websites, we started our very own courses. These courses range from beginner to advanced levels and cover a variety of topics we are experienced in and work with on a daily basis.
Extensive Testing Processes
Knowing the importance of testing, we implemented a new set of Quality Assurance (QA) testing protocol. This helps to ensure the stability and compatibility of our websites across different screen sizes, devices, and browsers.
The Team Expands
With fresh new additions to the team, we became a 15-strong company with a mix of different skill sets and varying experience levels.
Creating Complex, Customised Systems
We took on various projects and built entirely customised and complex systems on WordPress and Android/iOS Applications. These helped to cater to each client’s specific needs, services and goals.
Seasoned In Web Security Matters
We became experienced in achieving high-level web security needs. We were able to set up SSL certificates, monitoring systems, security headers and many other measures to ensure the security of websites.
Our First Trip
We went to Vietnam and enjoyed many fun experiences together — from bike tours and dining with insects to being thrown into the waterfall!
Working From Home
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Singapore’s circuit breaker measures, we reverted to a 100% WFH system. Thankfully, we were able to adapt well because of the flexible working schedule we were used to.
Plenty Of Interactivity
We got the chance to sharpen our interactive web development skills by working on an increasing number of websites with interactive elements.
Venturing Into Gamification
How often do you get to play and work at the same time? We had fun creating several microsites with interactive minigames. Check out our inventory of interactive projects here.
Amanda left for other adventurous pursuits, but the creative legacy she left behind will always stay with us.
A Place For Growth & Learning
As COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, we were able to bring new interns on board — consisting of project managers, designers and developers. Each one added to the team with their fresh perspectives and got a hands-on experience of life in a web design & development agency.
New Outlets For Interactivity & Multimedia
We started taking on a new stream of kiosk projects where we designed, developed and tested on various multi-touch hardware, for small and big clients alike.
As you’re reading this, we’re probably behind our screens working on greater projects and helping to make the web world a better place. We’re thankful to have made it to where we are today, but we’re always looking for new ways to learn and improve. Watch this space to see us grow to greater heights!