We’re a creative boutique specializing in advertising, branding, design & event marketing.


Years in Operation








Meet Engine:

Established in 2001 in San Francisco, California, Engine was conceived to empower businesses with the creative ingenuity, strategic insight, and production mastery essential for propelling them forward to reach their objectives. Through our global network of talent and the latest tools and technology, we specialize in delivering exceptional work efficiently and economically. Our approach prioritizes a swift and drama-free journey towards achieving results for our clients. We offer our services both on a project-by-project basis and through retainer agreements, managing assignments spanning a comprehensive array of categories from conception to completion.


What we believe:

If creative work isn’t rooted in strategy, it’s an indulgence

better suited for wallpaper in a powder room.

– Robert Solis | Founder/Creative Director


Why us:

We offer zero bull$#&!. Our values are centered on strategy, integrity, and brand-centricity. Creativity fuels our process, pushing us to think outside the box and deliver innovative work that captivates audiences. Integrity guides our approach, ensuring honesty, transparency, and ethical practices in all client interactions. We are fiercely client-centric, committed to understanding and meeting our client’s unique needs and goals, resulting in creativity that not only resonates with the intangible but also drives measurable results.

Above all, we approach each client as a distinctive brand, acknowledging their unique challenges and factors that demand a personalized, tailored strategy rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. At Engine, our compass is set by strategy, and this strategy is customized based on the unique circumstances a brand encounters at a specific point in its growth journey. Each project is finely tuned to address our client’s specific objectives precisely as they pertain to them only.


How are we different:

1. Customized Creativity: Every assignment is tailored to your unique needs and goals, ensuring your brand’s personality shines through in every content we create.

2. Affordable Excellence: Quality creative work doesn’t have to break the bank. We provide top-tier services at competitive prices, making creativity accessible to businesses of all sizes.

3. Global Talent Powerhouse: Our agency structure boasts a network of talented professionals worldwide. Our global reach allows us to tap into the best talent to deliver exceptional creative solutions for your brand, no matter where they are located.


What we do:

  1. Advertising
  • Digital Banners / Display Ads
  • Social Media
  • TV / Web TV / Videos
  • Direct Response / Direct Mail
  • Out-of-home / Transit / POP
  • Radio / Audio
  • Guerilla / Unconventional
  1. Design
  • Web Development
  • Corporate Identity
  • Signage
  • Packaging
  • UX / UI
  • Collateral
  • Corporate Swag / Sales Kits
  1. Branding
  • Strategy
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Logo Design / Brand Marks
  • Graphics / Iconography
  • Research
  • Naming / Taglines
  1. Event Marketing
  • Trade Show Booths
  • Experiential
  • Guerilla
  • Brochures
  • Social Posts
  • Graphics


Client History:

Brands, industries & projects:

BirkenstockFashionTV, Signage, OOH, Collateral, Motion Design, POP, Print.
Bank of MarinFinanceTV, OOH, Branded Graphics, Print, In-Store, Collateral.
TriNet, Inc.Technology / HRTV, OOH, Radio, Print, Branding, Digital, Guerilla, Transit.
Ooma, Inc.Technology / TelecomDigital, OOH, Print, DM, Social, Event Marketing, Guerilla.
Blue Shield of CaliforniaHealthcareOOH, Transit, Radio
Sterling VineyardsWineries / EnotourismVideos, Interpretive Signage,
Wente Family EstatesWineries / EnotourismTelevision, Radio, Digital, Event Posters, Collateral.
Mayo Family WineryWineries / EnotourismDirect Mail, Print.
Webroot AntivirusTechology / SoftwareUnconventional Direct Mail, Digital Banners.
PanasonicTechnology / ComputersDigital Banners
MicrofocusTechnology / Data / SoftwareUnconventional Direct Mail,
USS Hornet MuseumMuseums / TourismTV, OOH, Transit, Collateral, Radio, Print, Signage, Graphics.
MTVTV Networks / EntertainmentPoster Design.
VH1TV Networks / EntertainmentSizzle Reel Opener, Branding, Motion Graphics.
We TVTV Networks / EntertainmentProp Design, Branding, Graphics, Storytelling.
San Francisco SymphonyPerforming Arts / OrchestrasCollateral
SPL ConstructionConstruction / ResidentialBranding, Corporate Identity, Logo Design, Graphics.
Sparrow, Inc.Technology / HREvent Marketing, Booth Design, Digital Ads, Collateral.
TrueDialog, Inc.Technology / SMS TextingDigital Ads, Social, Corp. ID, Branding, Website Design.
Elvy LabBeauty / Men’s CosmeticsBranding, Packaging Design, Corp. ID, Presentation Deck.
Pier 39Shopping Centers / TourismWebsite Design
McRoskey Mattress Co.Furniture / MattressesRadio, Print, Direct Mail, Signage, Street Teams.
Ambassador ToysRetail / Toy StoresTV, Radio, Print, OOH, Signage, Design, Unconventional, Digital.
Apani NetworksTechnology / Data SecurityPrint, Packaging Design, Collateral, Direct Mail.
Medjool RestaurantFood / RestaurantsBranding, Graphics, TV, Print.
Puccini & Pinetti Food / RestaurantsBranding, Design, Stationery.
DiageoAlcoholic Beverages / WineVideos, Interpretive Signage.
Blue & Gold FleetTransportation / Ferry ServiceWebsite Development, Graphics, Illustrations.

Let’s build something powerful together.

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