Photography is often a core element of a company's visual presence, effectively capturing and holding your attention, clarifying an idea to its simplest form. Carlton brings more than 30 years of experience in every phase of photography, helping our clients visual communicate the essence of their brand.

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Swinton Studio has produced work for a large array of clients worldwide — from Non-Profits and up-starts to Fortune 500s. Many of our clients have relied on us year after year to convey their image, build their brand and increase their bottom line.


By today's standards longevity and stability is no small feat, Swinton Studio realize this as much as anyone -- with Ronald Reagan as President and gas at .89 cents a gallon -- the small Newark based firm was established on the single principal of design excellence. Now, 30 years later this principal remains as our core value. We CELEBRATE the success our clients, ENJOY our national reputation and RELISH the possibilities.

Arts & Entertainment

Atlantic Records

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Chrysalis Records

Dixicon Records

Intensity Records

LTPD Records

Motown Records

Newark Symphony Hall

Newark Arts Council

Newark Boys Chorus

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

San Gabriel Dance Studio

Sharron Miller's Academy

UniverSoul Circus

Construction & Transportation

COMTO-New York Chapter

Regional Alliance for Small Contractors

Smalls Electrical Construction

Transportation Diversity Council

Virgin Airlines

United States Postal Service



Sun Microsystems

Educational Institutions

Bronx Design & Construction Academy (NY)

Kean University (NJ)

Orange Board of Education (NJ)

Sanford-Brown Institute (NJ)

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

William Paterson University (NJ)

Yale University - School of Management (CT)


Davon Collections


Royal Rose

TYG Inclucation


BRONZE Investment Group

City National Bank of NJ

Haskins Wealth Management

New Capital Consulting

Food & Beverage

Burger King


Harrar Cafe

Pabst Brewing Company

Rita's of Mobile (AL)

The Food Company


Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Children Specialized Hospital

LifeSign Medical

Merck & Co.

Synergi Health Care Systems

Hotels & Resorts


Hampton Inn


Cypress Diagnostics Inc.

OHAUS Corporation


City of Camden (NJ)

City of Newark (NJ)

City of Plainfield (NJ)

City of Trenton (NJ)

Montclair Township (NJ)

Surry County (VA)

City of Petersburg (VA)

Township of Irvington (NJ)

Non-Profit Organization

American Conference on Diversity

Bermuda Annual A.M.E. Conference

Cancer Care of New Jersey

Capital Health System Foundation

Children's Futures

JFK Medical Center Foundation

Planned Parenthood (GNNJ)

United Way (Essex & West Hudson)

Public Service/Utilities

Public Service Electric And Gas

PECO Energy Company


Angel Wings Publications

Causeway Publishing

Enlighten Publications

ETY Publishing Company


New Seasons Press

Soar Publications


IBEW-Local 1134

PANJ-Local 101

RWDSU-Local 108


Stephen founded the Studio in 1987 in Newark, NJ with a vision and relentless pursuit of design excellence. Now, 3 decades later, the award winning studio maintains those same high standards. Stephen, a life long learner, has a BFA Degree in Graphic Design from Montclair State University (Go Red Hawks!)

Stephen Swinton

Creative Director

Leading the creative team with an extensive background in branding, marketing and research, Alfredo is entrusted with the monumental tasks of solving problems, helping clients define opportunities and implementing strategies. Alfredo has a Degree in Marketing from Rutgers University.

Alfredo Newman

Director of Marketing

Ivan Silverberg covers all the video & digital media angles, providing practical experience and cutting edge techniques to lead the way in a high powered visual space. Ivan boast a BA from the University of Illinois and a MA Degree from Northeastern Illinois University.

Ivan Silverburg

Video & Digital Media

Much like most Millennials, Nakia believes that all media is social and effectively communicating is essential to success. Nakia graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in communication and brings a diverse variety of corporate experience.

Nakia Swinton

Social Media

Erica holds a Bachelor of Science in Math from Lafayette College and is a candidate for a Master of Accounting degree from William & Mary College (May '17). She is also pursuing her CPA in the Fall of 2017. Erica brings a wealth of knowledge and corporate experience from industry leader, Ernest & Young.

Erica Swinton


"We were looking for an organization to overhaul our website, we also wanted a consistent look for our print material.  We turned to Swinton Studio from a recommendation, it was one of the best recommendation I have ever received."

Bill Rovner, Communication Director

Children's Futures, Trenton, NJ


"I have been able to call Stephen Swinton for whatever the client needs and he has been able to provide services that no one else that we work with has been able to do…"

Barbara Getze, President

Getze Event Management

Little Silver, NJ


"I can not find the words to express how trilled we are with polo shirts you designed and produced for our students, they represent the unity and high standard that strive for at CIAO."

Dr. Erica Stewart, Principal

Career and Innovation Academy

of Orange, NJ


"Stephen, you never seem to amaze me, my friend. Thanks again for all of you help — This work is truly outstanding and brings an element of professionalism to our event."

John McCarthy, Professor

Montclair State University,

Montclair, NJ


"We went to Swinton Studio to development our corporate brochure, it has proven to a strategic tool in marketing our company, we obtained multiple contracts just by handing out that brochure — excellent work…"

Jeffrey Smalls, President

Smalls Electrical, Brooklyn, NY


"I worked with Swinton Studio for years, they are really a difference maker, the work is always outstanding. The quality and professionalism set us apart from other organizations"

Dwayne Sampson, Founder & CEO

Transportation Diversity Council,

New York, NY


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O.K. I like what I see, but how much will the services cost?

The true beauty of design lies in its simplicity, what is added is not nearly as important as what is left out.


Often solving a problem is not a difficult task, realizing there is a problem can be the tricky part.


Don't be afraid to embrace something new, "tried and true" can often lead to the road of mediocrity.


Outstanding photography is seldom a result of any set formula, it is simply the art of storytelling in a single image.


What good is it to do something really awesome if nobody sees it? Post, Like, Tweet, Follow, Snap, Gram, Tumblr… You get the idea.


Can the left side of the brain get some love here, the sweet science of mathematic in a creative world, umhhh!


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