Michael Austin

Michael Austin

Principal & Interactive Director

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Internet

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Michael Austin's Overview

Current
Past
  • Solution Architect at BlueLuna
  • Interactive Director at PerkStreet Financial
  • Interactive Director and designer at Freelance (Self-employed)
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Michael Austin's Summary

Michael has over 15 years of experience in the web/interactive industry and has worked with a wide range of local and national clients including Harvard University, Northeastern University, Cricket Lighters, MIT, and Marie Claire. He works directly with prospective and existing clients, as well as service partners, analyzing all levels of web development needs, establishing short and long-term goals and initiating a work plan to suit the project. Michael specializes in solutions for small to large businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. With a degree in Computer Science, Michael understands the technology behind an effective website.

Specialties: Web Applications, Illustration, Design, Flash, Photoshop, Business Relations, Typography, web 2.0, Branding and Identity, Internet Technologies, Computer graphic design, Graphic design jobs, professional web design, advertising, brochure design, business card design, company logo design, creative design, custom website design, illustration, printing, Flash Animation, Interface Design, Database Development, Internet consulting, Corporate Identity, Blog Design, Word press design

Michael Austin's Experience

Principal & Solution Architect

Create + Conquer

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

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

createconquer.com

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

Every website should tell your story and get strangers to convert into prospect. 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 become your first point of contact for all your design and development needs.

It has and always will been my goal to help stay within budget and deliver on time. Contact me if you are looking to start a new website, application (web/mobile), UX/UI project, marketing campaign, branding, or if you're just looking to increase your online footprint.

Solution Architect

BlueLuna

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

January 2009January 2014 (5 years 1 month) Boston Ma

With over 10 years of interactive design experience, I will become your first point of contact for all your design and development needs.

Helping you kickstart your project within budget is my number one goal. Contact me if you are looking to start a new website, application (web/mobile), marketing campaign, branding, or if you're just looking to update your current website and brand.

My duties include: User Experience strategy, Interactive Direction, Account Management, Marketing, and Solution Provider.

Interactive Director

PerkStreet Financial

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

2010February 2011 (1 year)

Interactive Director and designer

Freelance (Self-employed)

January 1996February 2011 (15 years 2 months)

Freelance design and interactive direction for any size project.

Owner and Director.

Michael Austin Productions

June 2008August 2009 (1 year 3 months)

Michael Austin Productions is a small company I put together for me and a few freelance friends. Over the past year we have done many different types of jobs from web design, Myspace design, and internet consulting.

C.O.O / Creative Director

Pearse Street Consulting, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

July 2007July 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Web Master

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 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

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Michael Austin's Education

Harper College

Bachelor of Computer Science, Computer Science

19982000

Michael Austin's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

computer graphic design, graphic design jobs, graphic design portfolio, professional web design, advertising, brochure design, business card design, company logo design, creative design, custom website design, illustration, internet marketing, e-commerce, printing, Custom Web Design, Flash Animation, Interface Design, Database Development, Internet consulting, Ecommerce Shopping Carts,Corporate Identity, Blog Design, Word press, word press design,

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

Cool Homepages 2008 , FWA 2009

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