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About the Creative Combustion agency

Ethan Smith - Founder of Creative Combustion Agency

Ethan Smith

Creative Combustion
Founder & President

We Provide Creative Fuel for Gearhead Driven Brands.

I am the founder and president here at the Creative Combustion agency. We are not a large agency or firm that tries to specialize or dabble in the automotive world — we are hyper-focused and truly immersed in the automotive world.

I am a true life-long car junkie, I live and breathe everything automotive. This passion for cars and the automotive lifestyle combined with my professional skills and experience is what makes working with me and my team at Creative Combustion the real-deal when you're trying to grow and build your automotive industry brand.

When you work with my agency you’re working directly with me and my network of expert creatives and brand builders who come together to tackle projects from big to small while having a thorough understanding of the industry and the audience you’re trying to connect with.

What we can do for you

We are a full service creative agency — From concept to completion we have expertise that spans across all mediums & devices to ensure that your message is reaching your audience. From traditional print advertising to eCommerce website development, we’re your source for high octane branding & marketing.

  • Branding Design & Strategy
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography & Videography
  • Web Design & Development
  • eCommerce Website Development
  • Advertising & Marketing Consultation
  • Social Media Consulting & Management

Our clients and work include: ecommerce website design & development

eCommerce strategy, design, & development

As the leading online retailer of MegaSquirt brand aftermarket electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems, has grown from a one-man operation to an online retail powerhouse in the market. We worked with Jerry and his team at DIYAutTune to completely overhaul and rebuild their entire website and online catalog from the ground-up into one cohesive and mobile-friendly platform that allows them ample room for growth as their business continues to grow.

AMPEFI logo designed by Creative Combustion


Branding, marketing consultation, logo design

Hoffmann Innovations is working on launching a new pro-level tier of engine & powertrain control systems for numerous motorsports and aftermarket automotive applications. Having a polished and well executed brand image and visual message is going to be crucial to help quickly establish the brand and build trust in the standalone engine management market. We've been working with them to prepare for their official brand launch at the 2016 PRI Show in Indianapolis.

Southern Octane Garage brand management

Southern Octane Garage

Brand management, branding & logo design, social media marketing & management

Southern Octane Garage is a full service custom hot rod & muscle car restoration shop. Creative Combustion serves as the in-house creative team for all aspects of Southern Octane Garage's marketing and social media efforts. We are responsible for creating and managing SOG's Facebook & Instagram accounts, developing & maintaining their WordPress powered website, and creating content that builds their marketing organically through in-depth articles and in-shop photo/video content.

Let's work together

We are currently accepting new clients who are looking for strategic partners like us to help grow their business. Let's get something good started and grow your business, we think you'll like it.

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