Syncrani is a visual artist agency that specializes in brand imaging.  We provide transitional rebranding imaging through our established photographers, art directors and stylists – putting the best image forward.  As depicted in our company name, SYNCRANI is the relationship that exists when two or more events happen at the same time – the elements of beauty and branding.  Syncrani facilitates the best match between client and artist for each project, this collaboration helps define the visual trends of our times. Our artist work in every aspect of the fashion, advertising, publishing & entertainment industries and they continue to expand into digital and moving images.  Syncrani artist are committed to fostering talent and maintaining its reputation as the premiere full service beauty agency.  Our clients rely upon our reputation for representing the most professional and talented artists in the industry while servicing their imaging needs.

CEO & Founder

“Artists are more profitable when they are living creatively and loving what they do.” – Ernestine Johnson 

Ernestine Johnson, born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, has nearly 20 years of experience as a  creative professional. As CEO and founder of Syncrani, LLC, a visual artist agency  that specializes in brand imaging, Johnson has established herself as a leader within the industry. Her commitment to fostering exceptional talent and maintaining a stellar reputation as a premiere  agency, which aptly merges the elements of beauty and branding, is key to her success. Her clients  range from novel and established production companies to small boutique houses. As a former  model, make-up artist, film director assistant and stylist assistant, Johnson has utilized this skill set to  become an extremely articulate spokesperson for her current client roster within the business of  entertainment.  

Johnson’s wheelhouse is wide-ranging as most recently she served as band coordinator of the Honda  Battle of the Bands 2020 where she was responsible for over 400 band members. Prior to this,  Johnson joined the planning and execution team for the American Black Film Festival’s signature  event: ABFF Honors 2020 where her role as registration and seating coordinator required that she coordinate seating and registration for high profile celebrities and top-tier sponsors. As one of the  American Black Film Festival’s theater directors since 2014, Johnson led the theater’s box office team,  maintained all assigned screening events and assisted the Festival’s talent management team.  

Johnson has worked with, and volunteered for, highly visible companies and organizations,  including, Honda, The American Black Film Festival, Made in American Festival, Overbrook  Entertainment, The American Red Cross, The Philadelphia International Film Festival and  Collective Sierra Leoneans. Johnson has also served as chairwoman for the Philadelphia chapter of  the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME).  Johnson has engaged as a motivational and informational speaker for multiple organizations with a  focus on topics such as, “Branding While Working on Set,” “Establishing Your Worth,”  “Networking to Prosperity” and “Connecting through Outreach.” As a solid advocate for visual artists, Johnson’s stated mission is to represent her clients with  creative integrity and idiosyncratic vision. Johnson, holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Temple University and is based in Philadelphia, PA.  

(Headshot Photo Credit: Photographer: Stephanie Diani, Hair Stylist: Monae Everett, Make-up Artist: Sandradene, Wardrobe Stylist: Keith/The Journi)


The mission of Syncrani, LLC:

Our mission is to advocate for unique artists with creative integrity; by respecting the artist’s true nature, Syncrani has created successful careers for visual and beauty artists in the editorial, advertising and motion picture industry.

Our Company Values:

Knowledge Sharing: Syncrani artists participate in various outreach programs focusing on youth artistic development.  Artists teach future generations ways of sustainable expression.

Collaboration: The state of two or more events occurring at the same time…that’s SYNCRANI!! And Syncrani is dedicated to having diverse artists working together.

Artist Worth: Superior artistic creativity is the greatest value to Syncrani. The artistic value, once established, is neither discounted nor reduced therefore establishing the artist worth to the industry.

Sustainability: Syncrani’s artists work smarter to incorporate environmentally friendly forms of artistic expression through research, experimental methods & proven results.

Freedom of Expression:  Syncrani respects the artist’s ability to freely express their vision & artistic nature