Who are we?

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Xtra Mile Media is a homegrown, Austin-based design and development agency, founded in 2009 with the intention of merging beautiful design with intuitive functionality.

We began in the e-commerce sector, and from the experience and knowledge gained in those early years, we have expanded into building sites and digital identities.

We are problem solvers at heart. Our applications simplify how users work and live. A simpler life means more time to spend doing things that matter.

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OUR PATH

Our user-centric design process results in elegant user interfaces that provide clear direction bridging the gap between user and technology. We believe that simplicity should be at the core of the user experience.

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OUR PRODUCT

Our applications solve and simplify. Whether you are a startup launching your first product or a company looking to automate your internal management processes, we can map out a clear path for success.

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OUR DIRECTION

Our clients are our partners, and we take pride in guiding them through the design and development cycle. No computer geeks or Rockstars here. Everyone is a part of the team.

How can we help your business grow?

Our Services

User Interface Design

An optimal UI provides clarity and direction to the user. It minimizes inputs while maximizing the net benefit to the user.

User Experience Mapping

Software applications are built for the end-user. Identifying who that is and developing well thought-out experiences for them is at the core of the design process.

Product Development

As your idea travels from concept through the development cycle, it’s important that you have a guide who knows your end users.

Web and Mobile Applications

The web has evolved into a complex system of frontend and backend technologies, resulting in native mobile applications that put the power of the cloud in the palm of the user’s hand.

Visual Identity

If people connect with your brand they will trust you. If they trust you they will do business with you. It’s that simple.

Data Management

Your data is the biggest differentiator between you and your competitor, and how your software utilizes it is your biggest advantage.

A BIT OF OUR PORTFOLIO

Our Work
Wed to White

Wed to White

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FytMe

FytMe

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Dainty Jewells

Dainty Jewells

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Villa de Patos

Villa de Patos

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AVORÉ: Natural Avocado Oil Skin Care Products

AVORÉ: Natural Avocado Oil Skin Care Products

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Mockingbird Domestics

Mockingbird Domestics

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Huemanity

Huemanity

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Begin Again Toys

Begin Again Toys

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Allied Hand Dryers

Allied Hand Dryers

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White Jacobs

White Jacobs

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JFO Surface Cleaning

JFO Surface Cleaning

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Precision for Medicine

Precision for Medicine

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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.

Taylor G.

Lead Creative

Make the things. Avid reader. Typography enthusiast. Loose leaf tea.

Meghan Bevill

Meghan Bevill

Content Manager

Reading. Running. Pizza eater. Wine lover. Dog mom.

Moe F.

Moe F.

Lead Developer

Self-described nerd. Swimming. Soccer. Coffee indulger.

NDotto

NDotto

Company Mascot

Eat. Mud baths. Water wrestling. Eat more.

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
Are Reliable Software Developers as Elusive as Bigfoot?

Are Reliable Software Developers as Elusive as Bigfoot?

No. But finding one can prove just as unattainable as a Sasquatch sighting unless you know the right questions to ask. But if you’re like most people who don’t know the techno-babble that most developers use, you probably just smile and nod like you understand the difference between CSS, html, jquery, and Ruby on Rails,…
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.…

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