SmartSites Wins Two Muse Awards

United States, New Jersey, Paramus – 10-27-2020 ( — SmartSites achieved gold and silver awards at the MUSE Creative Awards in 2020.


At the 2020 MUSE Creative Awards, SmartSites’ website designs for USA Resume and itself earned the digital marketing agency gold and silver awards. “It is an honor to be awarded gold and silver MUSE Creative awards for our participation in the Website, Consumer Product / Services, and Business to Business categories. I humbly accept these awards on behalf of our website design and WordPress development teams,” said Michael Melen (Co-CEO & COO at SmartSites).

The MUSE Creative Awards are an international competition for design and creative professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines. The prestigious award recognizes the efforts of professionals who constantly push the evolution of their industries in a positive direction. MUSE Creative Awards is not only a place for creative professionals to showcase their strengths. It also serves as a sanctuary for creative individuals, regardless of their age and experience.

Today, there are over 350 categories within the MUSE Creative Awards, including Advertising, Branded Content, Corporate Identity, Experiential & Immersive, Integrated Marketing, Marketing & Promotional, Outdoor Advertising, Publication, Strategic Program, Typography, and more. 

The MUSE Creative Awards are judged and administered by International Awards Associates (IAA). The organization consists of internationally recognized professionals who oversee the awards and recognition programs. In addition to assembling stellar judging panels, IAA also sets rigorous standards for these competitions. The well-known awards competition was incepted in 2015 to answer a need for promoting and nurturing individuals to push design to the next level.

Other notable features of the MUSE Creative Awards include:

  • Official Adobe Affiliate: MUSE Creative Awards is an Adobe Authorized Affiliate.
  • Lifetime Recognition: Individual grand winner pages are permanently displayed on the MUSE Awards website.
  • Blind Judging Practices: Over 40 international jurors evaluate the work of entrants per year.


About MUSE Creative Awards

As part of the MUSE Awards Program, the MUSE Creative Awards (MCA) was created by the International Awards Associate (IAA) in 2015. IAA aimed to encourage, promote, and honor creativity by setting a new standard of excellence when it comes to evaluating media design production and distribution. At its core, the MUSE Creative Awards is a competition that recognizes the works of international creative professionals and encourages the development of muses – individuals who engage designers on an intellectual level in terms of designs, ideas, and concepts. 

In order to uphold IAA’s mission, MCA constantly keeps the judging process impartial and the awards financially accessible. This way, the awards competition can continue accommodating professionals across different disciplines.

About SmartSites

Founded in 2011, SmartSites is a custom website design agency that’s led by two brothers, Alex Melen and Michael Melen. Alex has been named one of the top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in America in 2001 by YoungBiz Magazine, and one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25 in 2006 by BusinessWeek. Alex and Michael are industry leaders with Fortune 500 and Ivy League experience and have led Smartsites to become one of the most recognized digital marketing agencies in New Jersey and nationwide. The company is based at 45 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 520, Paramus, NJ 07652. To contact SmartSites, call (201) 870-6000 or contact us through the website at


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