Who are we?

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Xtra Mile Media is a homegrown, Austin-based web development company, founded in 2005 with the intention of merging beautiful design with intuitive functionality for small to medium-sized businesses across all sectors. We began in the e-commerce sector, and from the experience and knowledge gained in those early years, we have expanded to building sites and digital identities for a variety of industries and purposes.

No matter what we are designing or developing, our ultimate goal is your satisfaction. Our team is dedicated to ensuring every experience with us, from initial consultation to final delivery, is positive, professional, and productive.

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THE XMM WAY

We build beautiful websites. From Discovery to Deployment, we customize each step to fit your project and when it comes to client satisfaction, we always go the extra mile.

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THE XMM EVOLUTION

We are always evolving and constantly on the look out for tech and design updates. We are continually updating our knowledge and skill set to build a better company.

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WE SUPPORT YOU

We don’t just design, develop, and ditch. We warranty all of our sites to ensure they exceed your satisfaction. We also give you the full-service treatment with our full gamut of support services.

How can we help your business grow?

Our Services

E-commerce Design & Development

Anything from slight template modifications to complete customizations and javascript add-ons.

Web & Mobile Design

Whether our design or yours, we offer fully-responsive design and development on all platforms.

Visual Identity

Anything from a simple logo for your business to a complete visual identity for your company to utilize across all media.

Copywriting & Social Media Management

Original copywriting for your site and/or for your social media pages and newsletter marketing campaigns.

App Design & Development

Mobile application design and development for the two major mobile platforms, iOS and Android.

Localization and Translation Services

We render your product linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale where it will be marketed.

A BIT OF OUR PORTFOLIO

Our Work
Villa de Patos

Villa de Patos

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Mockingbird Domestics

Mockingbird Domestics

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Precision for Medicine

Precision for Medicine

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Allied Hand Dryers

Allied Hand Dryers

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White Jacobs

White Jacobs

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Huemanity

Huemanity

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Nica Shooting

Nica Shooting

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Begin Again Toys

Begin Again Toys

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City Vapor & E-Cig

City Vapor & E-Cig

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OUR GROUP OF THINKERS

Our Team
Russell Cavin

Russell Cavin

Co-Founder
Travel. Animal lover. Biking. Entrepreneur. Born-again Vegan.
Shaun Hillin

Shaun Hillin

Founding Partner
Travel. Foodie. Knowledge-Seeker. Long baths. Fitness.
Moe Farhat

Moe Farhat

Lead Developer
Self-described nerd. Swimming. Soccer. Coffee indulger.
Meghan Bevill

Meghan Bevill

Sr. Project Manager
Reading. Running. Pizza eater. Wine lover. Dog mom.
Taylor Guerra

Taylor Guerra

Lead Creative
Design. Read. Cycling. Cooking. Steeped Tea.
Daisy

Daisy

Company Mascot
Eat. Sleep. Be Cute. Play. Fetch.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

OUR PROCESS
We learn about your company, industry, and target audience, gathering all the information we need to create a plan of action.
Discover
We create a plan of action that will not only blend seamlessly into your current business model but will also enhance your company's appeal to your target market.
Define
We design a custom user experience that will put your company in the best light while also helping to generate more business and new customers.
Design
We have top-rated developers that utilize the most updated language to put your custom design into action on the page.
Develop
We go the extra mile to perform quality assurance on your site before we deliver to you a product we are sure you will love.
Deploy

OUR MOST RECENT THOUGHTS

THE BLOG
Using Principles of Permaculture in Design: How Mother Nature is the Best Designer

Using Principles of Permaculture in Design: How Mother Nature is the Best Designer

In 2013, I worked on a farm in Brazil that practiced Permaculture, a philosophy (coined by Bill Mollison) that seeks to apply nature’s approach to the way we live. This farm I lived on was entirely self-sustainable. They caught rainwater in an apparatus on the roof that was filtered for showers. Plants grew in every…
Design Defined: What it is and How it Applies to your Website

Design Defined: What it is and How it Applies to your Website

What are we talking about when we talk about design? Paul Rand (an American graphic designer--best known for designing the logos of ABC, IBM, UPS and more) says,     Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be…
Don’t Burn the Pizza: How to Work Effectively with Creatives and Developers

Don’t Burn the Pizza: How to Work Effectively with Creatives and Developers

A developer and a designer walk into a bar.  The developer complains about the layout of the bar while the designer complains about the style of bar stools and the color scheme.  The bar quickly empties out because no one wants to be around either one of them. With the joke introduction to this post…
Google Changing Mobile Search Results

Google Changing Mobile Search Results

As you probably already know, Google is constantly changing its search algorithm to provide you the most relevant, timely data. As fast as the world of technology changes, Google has to stay on top of the constantly changing environment. In that vein, Google recently announced a change to its algorithm that will start to more heavily…
Shuhari: Follow, Break, Transcend–A Guide to Mastery

Shuhari: Follow, Break, Transcend–A Guide to Mastery

We’ve all heard that practice makes perfect, but maybe it’s a little more than that--or a little less. The way to excellence is to learn the rules and then toss them, letting our inner creative compass guide us. This is the lesson of Shuhari--the martial arts concept that describes the stages of learning toward mastery.…
To Build a Sturdy House, You Need a Solid Foundation: Choosing an Ecommerce Platform

To Build a Sturdy House, You Need a Solid Foundation: Choosing an Ecommerce Platform

Every home builder knows that good construction starts with a solid foundation. The same holds true for building your online store. Your eCommerce software, or platform, is the hub of your online store.  It is an online manifestation of your business model, so it is important to understand what you are looking for before you…
Hiking, Healthcare.gov, and Bad UX: A Case Study

Hiking, Healthcare.gov, and Bad UX: A Case Study

Designing a website with great usability is an intricate process and can be accomplished in many ways, but in its most basic form, a well-thought-out website boasting solid user experience should accomplish one thing.  It should provide clear direction that allows your user to navigate the website resulting in no “dead ends” or uninformed decisions.…
SEEK & FIND: The Importance of a Search Feature on your online store

SEEK & FIND: The Importance of a Search Feature on your online store

There  is no confirmed percentage, but most e-commerce experts will agree that customers browsing a particular online marketplace have a general idea of what they are looking for.  If it’s not a particular item, it’s in a definable realm of products.  The beauty of online shopping is that within moments of realizing that you want…

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