We branded the Academy Awards.

We positioned “The City’s College.” 

And we promoted “The Greatest Monsters of All Time.”

We just may be the best ad agency you've never heard of.

That's because we're focused on telling our clients' stories. At SwârtAd we help businesses and institutions launch, thrive and grow—beginning with communication strategy that provides context for original creative and inspired design that engages targeted audiences. 

We rely on Alex and Ellen [SwârtAd principals] as VALUED PARTNERS IN OUR BUSINESS not just for their creativity, which is outstanding, but also for their thoughtfulness and judgment. Through all the work we've done together—creating and building brands, running art competitions, designing and redesigning buildings, developing websites, track records and pitch materials—SwârtAd has proven to be an indispensable part of our team.
—Nick Halaris
Principal, Metros Capital

Form givers.

In Dutch, a word for designer is vormgever, transliterally form giverSwârtAd uses concepts, art, design, and copy to shape brands. We push for the big idea while also sweating the details because it all contributes to the personality and resonance of a brand. As the sage of Starbucks explains:

“A well-built brand is the culmination of intangibles that do not directly flow to the revenue or profitability of a company, but contribute to its texture....Forsaking them can take a subtle, collective toll.” 

—Howard Schultz, Onward

Nobody actually intends to forsake their brand essentials. But it can happen; and that's where we can help. Through strategy, positioning, identity, messaging, advertising, and design, SwârtAd gives form to the intangibles that help brands live and thrive.


We are proud to have worked with the following clients:

  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • Benchmark Post

  • CBS Studios International

  • CBS Television Distribution

  • Century Books

  • CNN

  • Consulate General of the Netherlands

  • DirecTV

  • Dune Entertainment

  • Great Point Media

  • The Hallmark Channel

  • Hexagon Health

  • The Kugler Company

  • Lionsgate

  • Los Angeles City College

  • Metros Capital

  • NBC7

  • New Line Cinema

  • Oasis Media Group

  • Paramount Domestic Television

  • Paramount International Television

  • Planet 360

  • Quark Entertainment

  • Reach Academics

  • Robertson Taylor Partners

  • Sonar Entertainment

  • Sony Pictures Television

  • Southern California News Group

  • TBS

  • TCM

  • Tirota

  • TNT

  • Twentieth Television

  • Universal Studios

  • Variety

  • VH1

  • Walker/Viden Luxury Consignment

  • Warner Bros. Television

  • The Weather Channel


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