Clients Say

Project: Brochure/Pocket Presskit Folder

“I worked with Susan when launching a start-up business. Susan designed my marketing material and she did an amazing job. In addition to being an absolute pleasure to work with, she was very professional and her work was impeccable. I was blown away with how well the project came out and have received several compliments on the material she worked on. She works fast, is a good communicator and I will definitely use her again. I enthusiastically recommend her to anyone looking to hire a professional graphic designer.”
Barton O’Brien, CEO and Founder, BayDog


Project: Branding, website design and development and social media graphics and pages

“When the staff member who designed our previous website left the organization, we decided that it was time to have the site redesigned using a platform that was user friendly and easy to update so any staff member could do it and the organization wouldn’t be dependent on any one person to handle all of the website administration. Educational Arts Team found Susan Newman through a web search and after meeting with other designers, accepted her quote to redesign our site. Working with Susan has been a pleasure. She has worked closely with the Team throughout the process to develop a site that is easy to navigate and update. She was willing to work with us on the kind of look we were hoping for and made many edits and changes along the way, assuring that all of our ideas for the site were included. She even prepared a short video tutorial for us on how to update and manage the content of our site, which was incredibly thoughtful and helpful. Once the site was finished, we returned to Susan Newman Design for rebranding of our Social Media and an SEO project for another website hosted by Educational Arts Team.”
—Carmine Tabone, Executive Director & Katie Prins of Educational Arts Team of Jersey City


Thank you, Susan. I believed in your cause from the start and who couldn’t?  Our climate is in turmoil and during these turbulent times, I hope the outcome will be climate action. The Frogs are Green program is a reminder and an opportunity to learn how the ecosystem works. And how artists can impact society by being visual heralds to educate everyone that the health of our planet is our route to survival.  I so appreciate your enthusiasm, dedication, and intuitiveness to see the path to healing through nature. Thank you for including the students of Jersey City Public Schools in the process. I wish you happiness and health in the days ahead and always. 

– Ann Marley, Supervisor, Visual Arts, K-12

Artistically Talented Curriculum-Primary, Elementary, Middle School

JC Arts Junior Academy Grade 8-JC ARTS HS Program- Fine Arts 


Project: T-shirt Graphic Design

“Professional, fast, and innovative. We were looking to put together a design for t-shirts to promote our conservation organization. Susan came up with just what we needed almost overnight and was flexible about adjustments. Very professional, quality work that we are extremely happy with.”

— Devin Edmonds, Association Mitsinjo


Project: Brand identity design, social media, website, book cover, print marketing for Julie Steelman

“Susan has helped me take my business and expertise to the next level. She created my ideal website by easily translating my vision into something real and tangible. What I didn’t know at the time I hired her, was how much she knew about SEO and that alone has increased the amount of opt-ins I get. Customers can now find me! Susan also designed my book cover and it has gotten tons of compliments. Susan has many strengths but the thing that stands out the most to me is how extraordinary she is at customer service. She responds and will work tirelessly until things are right. Run, don’t walk, to hire Susan!”

— Julie Steelman, Selling Mentor & Bankability Guru,, author of The Effortless Yes!


Projects: Poster designs and website design and maintenance since 2004

“We at Hudson Theatre Ensemble want to send a big thank you to Susan Newman Design for all her years of service to us with her wonderful graphics, web design and web administration. Her designs are always creative and eye-catching and her service is always efficient, reliable, and responsive. Thank you, dear Susan!”

– Florence Pape, Director of development, Hudson Theatre Ensemble


Project: Book Design – Cover and Interior – The Little BRIC Book

“Susan did a fantastic job on my book design! It looks great on the inside and outside — hurray!! Her expertise guided me through the book design process and I can say I am SO PLEASED with the beautiful result!

— Brandi Moore, The Little BRIC Book


Project: Identity / Logo Design

John K. Heath, Actor/Voice-over Artist

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“I must say! I know some darn good graphic designers! My friend Susan Newman of Susan Newman Design Inc. created the logo for PowHER Girls and I love it! If you need graphic design work please connect with Susan, she’s also one of my JV partners!”

– Catrice M. Jackson, The BOSSLady of Branding


Project: Web design/development of Goehrig’s Bakery

“I am so excited about this site… OMG. It has turned out better than I could have hoped.. :)”

— Regards, Joey, Goehrig’s Bakery


Projects: Book cover designs

“If you look up the word “professionalism” in the dictionary the definition will be Susan Newman. She is a wonderful designer who keeps current with all of the latest information and tools available, which in turn enables her to present her clients with the best solutions for their particular project. Our collaboration as art director (Susan) and designer (myself) turned our project into an award winning book jacket. Whenever I find myself in a technical and creative jam, I know that a phone call to Susan will get me through. Her cheerful and expert advice is always a breath of fresh creative air. If you are thinking of working with her, the best advice I can give is “do not hesitate”. You will absolutely get the results you are searching for.”

— Lon Kirschner, Kirschner Caroff Design Inc.

Projects: Logo/icon designs

“Susan Newman has created illustrated logos for two of my clients, Hooyman, and Trilogy Equestrian. The work was top-notch and within budget and schedule. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing an illustrator or logo designer.”

— Shawn Warren, C’Motion


Projects: Book Design & Website Design

“A truly creative and talented person who has inspired and productive ideas.  As if this is not enough, a person with a pleasant attitude and extremely easy to work with.”

— Dan Zafren, Time Treasures Books


Projects: Design of graphics and websites

…both of my companies have enjoyed Susan’s design professionalism; wonderful work that absolutely and clearly reflects the intentions and instructions of the client, uncompromising attention to detail, a collaborative process, timeliness of product, and reasonable cost.”

— Florence Pape, President, Florence Pape Legal Search & Director of Development, Hudson Theatre Ensemble


“Susan and I worked on a frogs! interview together for and her hard work and creativity brought high page views! She is also very supportive now as we spec our site re-design strategy. Ms. Newman is a frequent contributor to the LinkedIn Group and is a terrific collaborator in our community.

— Willi Paul, Executive Producer,


Project: Branding – logo, print marketing and website

“Susan has taken our website to a whole new level of professionalism, and created beautiful, eye-catching marketing materials for several shows. She is fast, creative, thorough and a pleasure to work with.”

— Colette Rice, Artistic Director, Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU


Project: Branding and Postcard Series, Andrea Rosenfeld Designs

“Susan, your print/web design work is imaginative and bold and you are so very generous with your experience and knowledge, to me and to others. I thank YOU for being a part of my business!”

— Andrea Rosenfeld, Andrea Rosenfeld Designs & Hot Rox Jewelry


Project: Website and Blog updates for more user-friendly SEO – Dawn P. Gepfert Design

“Susan was awesome and so generous with her time and expertise. She helped me iron out some kinks in my website and blog which has helped with my SEO. I actually ranked number one in one of my searches. Because of her vast knowledge, she is able to work quickly and efficiently. I will be using her again in the future for some graphic work as well.”

— Dawn P. Gepfert, Dawn P. Gepfert Design


Projects: Website design, Branding, Corporate Identity

Dear Susan,

Please accept this testimonial on our experience with your firm serving a graphic design vendor. It is safe to say that we have been extremely pleased with SNDI on a number of different levels. Your responsiveness is exemplary – whether we are asking you to start new projects, or directing major changes or small tweaks to existing projects, you have consistently responded right away, kept us up-to-date on progress, and been a pleasure to work with. What’s more, your creative skills have matched up well with our own visions for what we have tried to accomplish. And in those rare instances where there was a meaningful difference between our vision and yours, you have displayed a collaborative manner, thoughtfully taking on-board what we were seeking to accomplish. Finally, we have found your pricing to be fair and reasonable. As our business continues to grow and evolve, I am confident that we will also continue to work closely with you and your firm.

We look forward to a continued mutually beneficial relationship.

Sincerely, Howard B. Eisen, Managing Director, FletcherBennett & FB Lake LLC


Project: Website design

“Susan is dynamic, professional and extremely creative. She took my “old school” web site and turned it into an informative, eye catching state of the art entity. Our monthly newsletters, created by Susan, provide our customers with much needed information in a concise, well organized format. She is a pleasure to work with, affordable in these unsettling economic times, and quick to respond to our needs. By hiring Susan we placed our whole graphic design and web site department in her very capable hands, and are we glad we did.”

—Sheryl Santi Luks, President, Santi Express, Inc.

“We have been getting major compliments on our website. People are REALLY impressed with it.


Project: Children’s Book Design

Susan, I just wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you for the beautiful job you did on this book (A Solid Wheel of Colored Ribbons by Thorsten Kaye). We never could have pulled off this professional a look without you, and I really appreciate your extreme patience with the length of time this took as well as the myriad changes.

Thank you so much! … I’m betting we’ll be back again!

– G. Witt at Cat & Moon Productions


Project: Book cover design

The cover is beautiful (“Growing With Grace”). Colors are so vivid. My family loved it. I really love “The Hawthorne Bush” even better I think.

Suzonne Underwood, author


Project: Brochure design for Rising Tide Capital

Thanks Susan! The brochure came out looking beautiful… Looking forward to our next design adventure.

— Alfa Demmellash, Rising Tide Capital


Project: Website design

Susan designed my website for Just the Right Words. Her creativity is “off the charts.” Her first draft after a consultation is better than one is expecting, and then her refinements take the concept to glorious fruition. Her expertise makes a project seem “too easy” for such a flawless result.

— John Crittenden, Show Me Your Faces & Just The Right Words


Project: Branding and website template design

“I was very pleased with all aspects of the project. Susan is very talented and creative, delivers things in a timely manner, and is always easy to reach. She always replies quickly. The pages and graphics she designed looked great!”

— Todd Heitner, ServeSense, LLC