We’re friendly, professional and hard working.

Hiring a team to create and market a new website or help you manage your existing one can be a tough ask. You need to find a company that ‘gets’ your business, truly understands your needs and can deliver on time and on budget with no excuses. Here at Excite Media we pride ourselves on the fact that we consistently deliver world-class website solutions for our clients, and with over a decade of experience throughout Australia, and over one thousand new websites launched, the numbers speak for themselves.

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    Nathanael Hubbard
    Managing Director | Founder
    Nathanael Hubbard

    Nathanael Hubbard

    Managing Director | Founder

    Nathanael is our co-founder and Managing Director, who along with Scott Maynard has built Excite Media into one of Brisbane’s premier agencies over the past 12 years. Leading a team of 35 close-knit digital experts, Nathanael is passionate about helping people and businesses discover what they want, why they want it, and how to achieve it.

    Nathanael is passionate about helping businesses and organisations dream big and succeed. His weapon of choice is digital marketing. When Nathanael isn’t meeting with clients or learning more about business and marketing, he can be found writing songs or playing in his band.

    • Nathanael enjoys nudging things one pixel at a time until they look ‘perfect’
    • Nathanael thinks he can predict the weather better than the professionals
    • Nathanael has a Masters of Information Technology and a Bachelor of Popular Music.
    • Scott Maynard
      Managing Director | Founder

      Scott Maynard

      Managing Director | Founder

      Scott, Excite Media’s Technical Director is a qualified engineer with 16 years programming experience. Scott jumps into support calls when needed to ensure we continually better our service and solutions.

      Scott gave up his dream of being an olympic athlete when he realised that he had no discernible sporting talent. Fortunately he’s found a rewarding role at Excite Media, where you’ll find him manning the BBQ, or working in the “Geek Zone” where he manages the technical team.

      • Scott once drank a whole bottle of mint sauce
      • Scott (along with 3 other Excite team members) broke a Guinness World Record for the longest ever darts marathon
      • Scott’s “Useless Skill” is catching items that fall out of the fridge
      • Scott’s hobbies include, drums, guitar, soccer, golf and speed-clicking.
      • Scott’s car was once used in an ad! It was the ‘before’ image for a lottery advertisement.
      • Scott has a Bachelor of Electrical/Computer Systems Engineering with First Class Honours
      • Andrew Pitchford
        Director of Client Engagement

        Andrew Pitchford

        Director of Client Engagement

        Andrew has a knack for solving complex business challenges through digital. He was the Director of a NZ web agency and leverages years in broadcasting, advertising and community services for our clients.

        Old man Pitchford is our Digital Strategist, with a 20 year broadcasting career connected to management roles in marketing and communications.

        A true early adopter that loves swimming in the technology space, Andrew is highly regarded as a public speaker across marketing and non-profit interests.

        • Andrew is a movie addict and the original “Family Guy” who built his first website in ’95.
        • With his four children now grown up, his new brood is a collection of Pop Culture Pop Vinyl collectibles.
        • Chris Taylor
          Director of Operations

          Chris Taylor

          Director of Operations

          Chris is our Operations Manager, with a degree in business and experience with companies like CBA and Ricoh, Chris is the first to fill in for a sick colleague or take on extra work to support the team.

          “Adversity”:  A difficult or unpleasant situation.

          Chris’ definition of Adversity:
          A Collingwood supporter living in Brisbane.

          The above has given Chris a strong ability to develop long lasting relationships (even in the case of AFL related abuse), and perhaps this is the reason that Chris has been appointed as Excite Media’s Production Team Manager.

          • Chris is part of the Excite Media team that broke the Guinness World Record for the longest ever game of darts.
          • Chris is the founder of the office saying: “a splash of flash”
          • Shane Rose
            Director of People & Culture

            Shane Rose

            Director of People & Culture

            Shane is our Online Marketing Manager who has been working in digital marketing for 8 years, helping 100’s of Australian SME businesses get top Google rankings and maximum ROI from their PPC campaigns.

            Shane is our resident Online Marketing Specialist. He divides his time between leading our Online Marketing team, Project Management and constant learning to keep up-to-date with this ever changing industry. Get to know Shane and you’re sure to be told a story that takes a lot longer to tell than it should. You’ll probably hear him talking about The Mighty Hawks, his skills as a local Social Netball legend or the latest music he is listening to (ask him about his “5 listen guarantee”).

            • On the weekends, if he’s not donning some lycra and hitting the roads on his bicycle then you’ll probably find him camping or at the beach
            • Tracey Jones
              Marketing Director

              Tracey Jones

              Marketing Director

              Part numbers nerd, part strategy seeker and full curious creative, Tracey’s role here at Excite Media is to help our clients get more customers, revenue and brand awareness for less money, effort and stress. Simple, really.

              • When she’s not adding to her 5073 pins on Pinterest or watching ballet on YouTube, you can find Tracey planning her next art project, or honing her Year 9 Global Studies skills.
              • Tracey was the Australian Young Direct Marketer in 1996 and sat next to Lester Wunderman (the man considered the father of modern-day direct marketing) at an awards dinner in New Orleans.
              • Tracey has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Agri-Business and a Masters of Business Administration.
              • Jordie Sampieri
                Graphic Designer

                Jordie Sampieri

                Graphic Designer

                Jordie is our coffee addicted designer, who loves to create practical and elegant designs for our clients. Besides spending time with her two dogs Pixie and Wilson, Jordie is also a serious gamer who can’t get enough of Japanese culture and design.

                Jordie has a knack for being able to create elegant, engaging and highly effective website designs for our clients. Skills which she has learned from some of her studies in the industry.

                • Bachelor of Arts – Majoring in Interactive and Visual Design
                • Certificate III in design fundamentals
                • Jordie is an avid Final Fantasy fan.
                • Jordie is still half-heartedly trying to learn Japanese. Kon-ni-chi… ahh forget it…
                • Chris Harris
                  Graphic Designer

                  Chris Harris

                  Graphic Designer

                  As a designer with a true passion for the outdoors, Chris loves getting outside to go camping, surfing, rock climbing, soccer, tennis and pretty much any sport or activity he can.

                  • Chris has lived and worked on 3 continents and travelled over 50 countries around the world.
                  • Chris spent a year as ski bum in Canada.
                  • Chris is a bit of a board game geek and is currently designing his own strategy card game.
                  • Chris has a BSc Business Management from the University of Manchester.
                  • Julia Dvoracek
                    Account Lead

                    Julia Dvoracek

                    Account Lead

                    When Julia is not planning her next travel adventure, brushing up on useless (or useful?!?) facts for Trivia or practicing for Karaoke, she can be found at Excite Media helping our clients succeed in their digital endeavors on the front lines as our Senior Account Lead. Originally from Toronto Canada, Julia holds the record for the most usages of the word “eh” throughout the office to date & is also on a mission to ensure that every Excite Media employee sees the movie trilogy “Back to the Future” in the coming months.

                    Nathanael is passionate about helping businesses and organisations dream big and succeed. His weapon of choice is digital marketing. When Nathanael isn’t meeting with clients or learning more about business and marketing, he can be found writing songs or playing in his band.

                    • Julia is a serious Harry Potter fan who strongly identifies with the character “Dobby”
                    • Julia believes that if necessary she could live on only potatoes forever.
                    • Julia is referred to as “the human jukebox”, able to recite the words to most every song that is played in the office.
                    • Julia has over 8 years of experience successfully managing accounts for some of the largest Fortune 1000 companies globally.
                    • Lee Wallis
                      Digital Marketing Strategist

                      Lee Wallis

                      Digital Marketing Strategist

                      Lee brings 10 years in online marketing to Excite, with 4 years experience running his own digital agency. Lee is our CRO expert and has helped multi-million dollar property companies like Diamond Resorts grow their sales.

                      Lee, our very own British expatriate (yep, he’s a pom), understands how to transform an under-performing website into an online lead generating machine! With over 10 years experience in the digital marketing industry, Lee spends his time amongst our webIQ team, continuously optimising websites to generate more leads and sales for our clients.

                      • Lee knows when you’re bluffing at the poker table.
                      • Lee’s travels have taken him to Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, India, Japan, Indonesia and of course his new home, Australia. Next stop… Las Vegas!
                      • Lee is obsessed with the digital currency Bitcoin and believes one day his Bitcoin stash will be worth millions. As of September 2017, 1 Bitcoin is worth $5,170 AUD.
                      • Zoe Wyton
                        Admin & Accounts

                        Zoe Wyton

                        Admin & Accounts

                        Zoe is our head number cruncher here at Excite Media, taking care of all the accounting and payroll and keeping everyone else in line. When not balancing ledgers, Zoe spends time with her three boys, sewing, reading or doing yoga.

                        • Zoe was born in Western Australia and will always be a West Aussie at heart.
                        • Zoe is a bit of a Disney Dork & would love to go to Disneyland one day.
                        • Zoe just celebrated her 10 year wedding anniversary in the Maldives.
                        • Karl Paustian

                          Karl Paustian


                          Karl has 7 years experience managing digital and broadcast media projects for Channel 10, ABC, Nine Network and various QLD State Departments. Karl also heads up our photography and videography team.

                          In the beginning there was only darkness. The Creator said “Let there be light” – and there was light, and it was glorious. The Creator said “Let the beasts roam the earth, and let the birds fill the sky” – and all manner of creatures sprung forth from the loins of the earth, and they were magnificent. The creator then created man to bask in the splendour of this world. All was well. Aeons passed. Karl was born. The creator said “Maybe I was too quick to give man free will…” Karl said “No take backsy’s”, and slapped the Creator’s foot-long sub out his hands. The Creator, Ranch dressing dripping down his robe, sighed to himself and thought, “Time to start over”.

                        • Matthew Green
                          Project Manager

                          Matthew Green

                          Project Manager

                          Matt’s our Project Management guru and leverages years of web design, marketing and sales experience to deliver some remarkably successful small business websites. Matt also manages our largest client, Centacare.

                          Matt is a Project Manager here at Excite Media and works hands-on with our clients to ensure that their projects are delivered successfully, smoothly and completed on time. When he’s not managing projects, he is busy managing his music career spending time songwriting, recording, gigging or cleaning his Nord and Fender Rhodes keyboards.

                          • Matt can play any song by ear and plays in a band called The Reversals.
                          • Matt has the record for the most games of foosball played in the office.
                          • Matt has recently become a first time dad, and if his kids thinks they’re getting their hands on his Lego Minifig collection…they can think again!
                        • Polina Shilenina
                          Project Manager

                          Polina Shilenina

                          Project Manager

                          Polina has launched more than 70 websites, working with global players like REIQ, Nike EMEA and Sberbank, Russia’s largest investment bank. Polina’s remarkable abilities also see her working with the WebIQ team.

                          Polina spends her days at Excite Media pushing web design projects over the line and helping businesses implement their long-term digital marketing strategies with WebIQ. When she does leave the office, her usual habitat is a movie theatre where they show anything with subtitles, or at the nearest rock climbing gym (she is still gathering confidence to climb mountains that are not colour-coded).

                          • Polina has only come off her scooter once, which she considers a great personal achievement.
                          • Polina has visited exactly 32 countries.
                          • Polina’s office duty is to ‘make everyone feel like they are funny’.
                          • Polina has a Bachelor of Management, Master of Project Management and is Google Analytics Certified
                          • Jason Howman
                            Account Lead

                            Jason Howman

                            Account Lead

                            Jason brings 15 years of business development with some of Australia’s largest companies including Hastings Deering, Transfield, QUT, Terrex, National Dental Care, Curragh Mine and Redland City Council.

                            When not helping our clients to plan and execute on cutting edge digital strategy, Jason can be found trolling the rivers in his kayak on the hunt for a variety of fish species. A keen heavy metal fan, Jason mixes the best of both worlds into his fishing videos.

                            • Jason taught Andrew “Joey” Johns to do “The pump” (dance move).
                            • Jason once gave Larry Emdur directions and told him to “Come on down!…that road there and follow it all the way to Swansea” – He wasn’t impressed.
                            • Unlike most people, Jason once paid money to see Limp Bizkit.
                            • Benjamin Maynard
                              Creative Director

                              Benjamin Maynard

                              Creative Director

                              Ben’s our Creative Director with 17 years experience in web, UI/UX and digital marketing for companies like MTV, Seagate, SAP and eBay. Ben has founded numerous successful startups, and knows how to get results through design.

                              Ben’s role at ExciteMedia is to lead our design team in creating high quality, modern designs that really connect with people. When not pushing pixels around, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, building and playing guitars and watching the Formula One. This one time, he met The Goodies.

                              • Ben has over twenty guitars, a collection that doesn’t seem likely to stop anytime soon.
                              • Ben is tragically addicted to Formula One, and one day dreams of following the championship around the world for a year.
                              • Paul Taylor
                                Head of Digital Services

                                Paul Taylor

                                Head of Digital Services

                                As Head of Digital Services, Paul brings years of Digital Marketing experience to the team and enjoys working with clients to help them grow their businesses. In the past he has worked for such clients as Dilmah Tea, Vodafone and Carlton & United. .

                                Paul brings years of Digital Marketing experience to the team and enjoys working with clients to help them grow their businesses. Paul also likes to hit the gym and is a mad keen sports fan so if it involves kicking, passing, hitting, throwing or catching, he’s into it.

                                • Paul enjoys watching Air Crash Investigation which has unfortunately affected his Frequent Flyer status.
                                • Paul likes to hit the gym and is a mad keen sports fan so if it involves kicking, passing, hitting, throwing or catching, he’s into it
                                • Paul loves spending time with his family, sweating over a hot BBQ with a beer in hand and eating a good steak.
                                • Paul has Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from USQ and is Google Adwords certified.
                                • Sholto McNeilage
                                  Head of Data Acquisition, Analytics & Reporting

                                  Sholto McNeilage

                                  Head of Data Acquisition, Analytics & Reporting

                                  As the Head of Data Acquisition, Analytics & Reporting Sholto oversees all aspects of measuring and reporting on clients campaigns, through robust tracking & reporting strategies and impeccable implementation by managing a strong team using the latest and greatest workflows. He is a dynamic data-driven modern marketing maestro and experience enthusiast with the penchant for the peculiar, and alliteration.

                                  • Sholto enjoys pedalling to cafes in Lycra at ridiculously early hours of the morning.
                                  • Sholto wants to expand Whisky Wednesdays to include every day of the week.
                                  • Founder and Author @ Whisky Bravo Foxtrot.
                                  • Maria Kranendonk
                                    Graphic Designer

                                    Maria Kranendonk

                                    Graphic Designer

                                    Maria is our go-to print designer and spends her days preparing elegant layouts for business cards and stationery, magazine ads, brochures, newsletters, packaging, signage and pretty much anything that can be printed!

                                    • Maria lives with her husband, four kids and her daughter’s cat Coco.
                                    • Maria’s nickname ‘Rio’ has stuck with her since childhood.
                                    • As a child, Maria was scared of butterflies.
                                    • Maria is currently trying to give up coffee.
                                    • Hung Tran
                                      Web Developer

                                      Hung Tran

                                      Web Developer

                                      Hung is our front-end programming guru, who spends the majority of his time converting our website designs from concepts through to working websites. He also specialises in creating mobile friendly responsive versions of our client’s websites.

                                      • Hung spends his free time with his family, playing chess and shopping.
                                      • Hung’s favourite sports are of Soccer and Badminton.
                                      • Hung’s all time favourite movies are The Gods Must Be Crazy or anything by Charlie Chaplin
                                      • Hannah Barnard
                                        Project Manager

                                        Hannah Barnard

                                        Project Manager

                                        Hannah has extensive experience creating strategies and managing digital campaigns for the likes of the Ekka, Brisbane Music Press, Woodford Folk Festival, Big Pineapple festival and Caloundra Music Festival.

                                        Hannah has spent her early 20’s immersed in Brisbane’s music scene and can often be found in the mosh pit of a hip hop show. Now at Excite Media, she embraces her passion for all things digital and social. With the goal of one day creating a digital strategy for one of Australia’s biggest brands. At least until her Hogwarts letter arrives..

                                        • Hannah owns a copy of every David Bowie vinyl ever released.
                                        • Hannah would like to pick tea in Sri Lanka before she turns 30.
                                        • In 2006 Hannah walked along an 3 km stretch of the equator.
                                        • Hannah has a Bachelor of Marketing (Honours) Digital Marketing
                                          and a Diploma of Music & Entertainment Business
                                        • Nick Paustian
                                          Senior Cool Dude

                                          Nick Paustian

                                          Senior Cool Dude

                                          Nick is our senior developer who is also responsible for designing and building Tempo, our internal project management system.

                                          He might tell you other wise – but he was actually the only candidate in the running for ‘Senior Cool Dude’.

                                          As with all self proclaimed ‘cool’ people he’s tiresome to deal with – but he’s the only one that can fix our emails so… there’s that.

                                          • Nick holds the record for the most packages received at the office in a calendar year.
                                          • A hardcore gamer, Nick owns pretty much every console ever made.
                                          • A key player for the local basketball legends the Unicorns, Nick snapped his ankle recently like a twig.
                                          • Mike Green
                                            Support Engineer

                                            Mike Green

                                            Support Engineer

                                            A customer service legend by day, Mikey is a massive basketball fan that follows the mighty Denver Nuggets. Besides playing guitar in his spare time, Mike loves travelling overseas and enjoying beers and board games with friends.

                                            • After years of experimentation, Mikey believes to have discovered the ultimate gourmet nachos recipe.
                                            • Mikey’s favourite whiskey is Monkey Shoulder.
                                            • Mikey dreams of a day where everyone has watched his two favourite TV shows: Southland & Justified.
                                            • Mikey has a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sound Design.
                                            • Derek Lewis
                                              Support Services Manager

                                              Derek Lewis

                                              Support Services Manager

                                              Not to be outdone by Polina, Derek has visited no less than 45 countries, easily making him our most well travelled. Derek was high school chess champion in year 10… The fact that only 3 other students played chess doesn’t seem to bother him one bit.

                                              • Derek is passionate about good nutrition. He has a love affair with virgin coconut oil that he claims changed his life.
                                              • Derek loves being outdoors whether it’s snow skiing, rowing, horse riding, trail bike riding, trekking.
                                              • Derek lived in London for 8 years and travelled whenever he could.
                                              • Derek has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a master of numbers.
                                              • Joanna Scott
                                                WebIQ Consultant

                                                Joanna Scott

                                                WebIQ Consultant

                                                Jo has a bachelor of marketing and has helped 100’s of Australian SME businesses with their online marketing needs, including web and mobile app development, social media marketing, PPC, CRO and SEO.

                                                At Excite Media, Joanna works with her clients to help them grow their businesses by developing and executing compelling digital marketing strategies. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her one true love, Netflix. You will also find Joanna sipping cocktails at the beach, burning things in the oven and planning her next holiday to the snow.

                                                • Joanna is a massive fan of Bubble O Bills & Channing Tatum (Yum!!!)
                                                • Joanna is also known as “Mono” for one-handed foosball playing.
                                                • Joanna has a fear of lizards. Even geckos. Eek!
                                                • Joanna has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from QUT
                                                • Nick Mok
                                                  Support Technician

                                                  Nick Mok

                                                  Support Technician

                                                  As one of our support champions, Nick’s role is to handle incoming calls and emails from our clients and guide them through their problems with his calm phone manner.

                                                  • Nick has been forced to be called by his surname because there is another Nick.
                                                  • Nick loves any kind of superhero movie, card tricks (although he’s a total amateur) and listening to music that’s more hardcore than Matt’s music tastes 😛
                                                  • Nick grew up in Tamborine Mountain, visiting often for the peaceful and cool nights.
                                                  • Nick has a Bachelor of Information Technology from QUT
                                                  • Jamie Smith
                                                    AdWords Specialist

                                                    Jamie Smith

                                                    AdWords Specialist

                                                    Jamie is our local AdWords strategist. When he’s not thinking about numbers and ways to improve results for clients he enjoys playing a range of board, card and computer games or is busy hosting dinner parties and feeding guests a feast of ribs and burgers.

                                                    • Jamie has explored nine different countries and rates them by quality of their food and arcade games.
                                                    • Jamie is an avid tennis player and hits the court whenever he can.
                                                    • Erinna Maynard

                                                      Erinna Maynard


                                                      Erinna works as part of the admin team and makes sure all the numbers add up.

                                                      Outside of work you’ll find her wrangling/cleaning up after her three young boys.

                                                      • Erinna sometimes hides from these delightful boys in her pantry to eat cooking chocolate(when the real chocolate runs out)
                                                      • Erinna is married to Scott, Excite Media’s Managing Director. They first met at high school in 1995, where they were in the same grade 8 form class.
                                                      • Erinna is a registered nurse and is on standby to treat any injuries that may occur in the Excite Media office (thankfully none so far).
                                                        • Ian Laguna
                                                          Web Developer

                                                          Ian Laguna

                                                          Web Developer

                                                          Ian’s role at Excite Media is focused on frontend web programming and creating custom WordPress solutions for our clients. In his spare time he loves to play and have fun with her five year old daughter, Athena.

                                                          • Ian loves to play basketball, badminton, bowling and riding his motorcycle going out in any places with his wife & some friends.
                                                          • Ian enjoys watching movies together with his family and is a genuine Naruto fanatic!
                                                          • Janalee Pineda
                                                            Web Developer

                                                            Janalee Pineda

                                                            Web Developer

                                                            Janalee is a Web Developer whose role focuses mainly on converting PSD designs to responsive WordPress sites and fixing websites for minor issues/revisions. Outside work you’ll find her eating, lying on her bed sleeping or playing with her nieces and nephews.

                                                            • She loves wandering in different places in search of something new, bizarre and wonderful
                                                            • She dreams of going skydiving someday

                                                            More than just a website design company, the team at Excite Media are close friends and this shows through in the work that we do. Taking care of our customers like a family business is important to us and it’s why our clients rave about us. If you are looking for a professional solution to increase your business’ bottom line, talk to us today, we’d love to hear from you!

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