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Who Are We? Should You Work With Us?


It’s tough choosing the right digital team. Here’s a bit about us and our capabilities to help you make an educated choice.

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Hauben Media a full-service digital agency from Long Island. From web development to complete brand strategy, our award-winning team has been serving clients for over ten years.


What it really comes down to, though, is passion for the work. You’ll notice it on day one when we meet to discuss your project, and for years to come when we continue to impress your toughest critics and customers.

We’re a small team of developers, writers, marketers, designers, and dog lovers. Our central office is in Long Island with some talented remote pros across the country.

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Years In Business

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Staff Certifications

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Lifetime Clients

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Cups Of Coffee

Mike Hauben


Mike Hauben is a web developer, designer and digital marketing specialist from Long Island. A popular keynote speaker and educator, Mike is the co-founder of the marketing education website, as well as the co-founder of the Jewelry Ecomm Live marketing conference held annually in Miami.


Mike’s holds a handful of top certifications from  Google, Hubspot and Yoast. He’s also an Adobe Certified Expert. In March 2019, Mike became a part of Adobe’s Creative Advisor team – a group of top industry experts tasked with testing, shaping, and providing feedback on Adobe’s official products.


Mike has a strong design background as well, having designed product concept and packaging for the likes of WWE, Urban Outfitters, Radioshack, Hot Topic, American Eagle, and more.

Nick Bruno

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Nick is an incredibly talented photographer from New York. With over 125,000 Instagram followers, a number of gallery art shows under his belt, and featured work and partnerships with Adobe and Nikon, Nick’s work can be seen shared endlessly throughout the web. He recently hosted a session at CES 2019.


Nick is also a former in-house photographer for Etsy.

Sara Smestad



Sara is an illustrator and animator living in Oregon who we recommend for this type of work when needed. Her professional experience in the games industry ranges from casual mobile and social apps to core console titles. At Disney Interactive, she was the animator and illustrator for such games as Disney City Girl, an app that experiences up to a million peak DAUs. Sara has also worked as a freelance artist for Reverge Labs on their hit, Skullgirls, winner of E3 Conference’s Best Fighting Game Award, and as a Junior Artist at SIGNAL studio in Charlotte, NC for national clients such as NASCAR.


She was recently a featured “takeover” artist at Emerald City Comicon and is an expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and AfterEffects, Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya.