Why Do We Do It? 

If we aren’t in the office we are filming, creating, working on cars, camping and doing all of the things your customers are. We are passionate about marketing and we live an breathe the auto industry.

How do we do it?

Dominating digital marketing and production isn’t easy. To develop campaign strategies, project manage, produce relevant content and distribute it to your target audience takes a team of talented creatives.We are great at it, because we spend every day honing our craft.

  • Brand Strategy

  • Digital Strategy

  • Digital Marketing

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Content Production

  • Web Development

Ideas – Execution – Results – Celebratory Beers

How We Can Help You

James Payne

Founder / Creative Director

James is a creative director and leader who loves to solve problems and do good business. He is always looking for new ways to improve an existing business and finding the perfect marketing solution. When he occasionally manages to free himself of the office he enjoys playing AFL, getting involved in the local motorsport scene and enjoying fine craft beer.

Bernard Raffaut

Account Director

Bernard is our Account Director. With over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and advertising, he brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in traditional media (radio, television and print publication) as well as FMCG, small business and non-profit.

Bernard believes in establishing and maintaining strong long-lasting relationships with our clients; working with each business one-on-one to help uncover opportunities for increased exposure and growth.

His passion lies in assisting businesses position themselves as market leaders in their industry; helping them gain greater exposure, increased leads and ultimately more sales. Strategising, creating and implementing innovative campaigns, initiatives and ideas is at the heart of who he is.

Outside of his role with AusGarage, Bernard volunteers for a non-profit organisation, providing assistance in the form of promotion, advertising, graphic design, website management, event consultation, operations management and project commercialisation.

Joel Strickland

Head Of Content (Victoria)

Joel heads the Victorian content division of AusGarage.

With more than two decades experience, Joel and his network of creatives provide content strategy and execution across the country.

With a strong background in automotive photography Joel excels in Motorsport, Press and Lifestyle imagery.


2011 - Runner up Epson AIPP Victorian Sports Photographer of the Year
2011 - Two Silver Awards Sports Category Epson AIPP Victorian Pro Photography Awards
2011 - One Silver Award Commercial Category Epson AIPP Victorian Pro Photography Awards
2010 - Silver Award - Canon AIPP APPA Awards - Sports Category
2009 - Silver Award - Canon AIPP APPA Awards - Documentry Category

Shaun Maluga

Photo Wizard

Shaun's talents in the realm of image retouching and post production are endless. From an extensive background in high end wedding retouching Shaun's passion for automotive has always played a key part in both his photography and editing.

Shaun is responsible for most of AusGarage's leading imagery with strengths in colour grading and composite imagery.

Dainius Mekas


Dainius is a prolific storyteller. His weapon of choice is the Canon C300 Cinema Camera. Dainius has an extensive history in creating TVC's, Corporate videos and social media content.

He is driven to create great content that relates with the audience while fitting the constraints of each campaign brief.

Eli Colbran

Video - Post Production

Eli has a keen eye for detail and produces unique, quality material from a wide range of subjects and mediums. Known for his strong work ethic, Eli takes pride in his perfectionism, and his work stands out as a result. His professional manner and good nature make him incredibly easy-going and a pleasure to work with.

Over the years, Eli has worked with many of the industry's best. He has formed strong relationships within the industry and has built a reliable and loyal collaboration team.

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