Michael Austin

Michael Austin

Principal & UX Architect at Create + Conquer

Greater Boston Area

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Michael Austin's Summary

With over 15 years in the web design/interactive industry and a wide range of local and national clients including Harvard University, Northeastern University, Cricket Lighters, MIT, and Marie Claire, my team and I have the knowledge and experience provide the top notch interactive solutions you deserve.

Michael Austin's Experience

Co-Founder & UX Architect

Create + Conquer

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

January 2010Present (4 years 10 months) Salem, MA

Our goals are simple; create forward-thinking work and build strong partnerships with you, our clients.

Every website must tell your story, while converting strangers into prospects. With our team of strategists, designers, and developers, we are ready to help your next project succeed. With constant communication, you will feel as if we are working side by side.

With over 15 years of interactive design experience, I will personally be your first point of contact for all your design and development needs.

Whether you're looking to start a new website, application (web/mobile), UX/UI project, marketing campaign, branding, or you just want to increase your online footprint, we have the right solution for you. Contact me today at michael@createconquer.com.

Solution Architect


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2009January 2014 (5 years 1 month) Boston, MA

Kickstarting projects on time and within budget was always (and still is) my top priority. As a main contact for clients interested in new websites, applications (web/mobile), marketing campaigns, and branding, my diverse responsibilities included: User Experience strategy, Interactive Direction, Account Management, Marketing, and Solution Provider.

Interactive Director

PerkStreet Financial

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

November 2010April 2011 (6 months) Boston, MA

In late 2010, I took a brief hiatus from the agency world to partner with well known Boston start up PerkStreet as their interactive director, working closely with the marketing, development and data analysis teams.

With the marketing team, we rapidly produced marketing campaigns to increase customer acquisition. Additionally, we created brand continuity, implementing full documentation for brand use and guidelines.

With the data analysis team, we focused on improving the content flow of the main website. Our efforts decreased customer service calls and increased client acquisition.

With the development team, we were tasked with executing marketing initiatives. We held daily brainstorming sessions to develop campaigns, flesh out new ideas, etc. I would then refine these ideas and turn them into website, branding, social media landing page and email newsletter campaigns.

While I returned to BlueLuna in April, 2011, I continued my relationship with PerkStreet until the company dissolved in September, 2013.


Michael Austin Productions

June 2008August 2009 (1 year 3 months)

Michael Austin Productions was a small group of designers and developers working across multiple disciplines. Within our first year, we successfully launched several social media campaigns, mobile applications, social networks, marketing websites and animations.

In 2009, Michael Austin Productions merged with BlueLuna to provide a wider range of service offerings to our clients.

C.O.O. / Creative Director

Pearse Street Consulting, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

July 2007July 2008 (1 year 1 month)


CB Digital

March 2002May 2004 (2 years 3 months)

Director of IS

Life Time Fitness

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LTM; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

July 2000March 2002 (1 year 9 months)

Michael Austin's Projects

  • Northeastern University Institutional Master Plan Website

    • April 2014 to Present

    Developed using HTML5, CSS3, LESS, jQuery, Wordpress, and PHP. Created responsive user experience with the help of Twitter Bootstrap.

Michael Austin's Honors and Awards

  • Best Shopping Website // Phoodeez.com

    The Web Marketing Association
    • January 2013

    Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. The WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide. WebAward, the first being in 2007. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.

  • Telecommunication Standard of Excellence // Interactions.net

    The Web Marketing Association
    • January 2013
  • Non-Profit Standard of Excellence // warriorprotection.net

    The Web Marketing Association
    • January 2012
  • Outstanding Website // Suffolk University Admissions

    The Web Marketing Association
    • January 2012

Michael Austin's Publications

Michael Austin's Skills & Expertise

  1. Web Design
  2. Web 2.0
  3. User Interface Design
  4. Flash
  5. Photoshop
  6. Web Applications
  7. Blogging
  8. Branding & Identity
  9. Advertising
  10. Account Management
  11. Manage Client Relationships
  12. Online Marketing
  13. Sales
  14. Web Development
  15. Graphic Design
  16. SEO
  17. Entrepreneurship
  18. E-commerce
  19. WordPress
  20. Illustration
  21. User Experience
  22. CMS
  23. Interaction Design
  24. Dreamweaver
  25. Start-ups
  26. Logo Design
  27. Creative Direction
  28. Social Media
  29. CSS
  30. Website Development
  31. Typography
  32. HTML 5
  33. Corporate Identity
  34. Web Marketing
  35. Information Architecture
  36. Mobile Applications
  37. Building Relationships
  38. Graphics
  39. Web Analytics
  40. Google Analytics
  41. SEM
  42. Web Project Management
  43. User Experience Design
  44. Digital Strategy
  45. Drupal
  46. Email Marketing
  47. jQuery
  48. Interactive Advertising
  49. User Interface
  50. Social Media Marketing

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Michael Austin's Education

Harper College

Associate's Degree, Computer Science


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