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Image & Design Professionals

The Johnson String Website was started by Adam Johnson many years ago and has gone through extensive changes, upgrades, and expansions. Today, JSI uses some of the best freelance professionals in the business to keep our websites and publications evolving and improving.

We thought it was time to highlight these talented people.

Patricia Nieshoff - Graphic Designer

Nieshoff Design

Nieshoff Design has been in business for more than 24 years. We are a full-service graphic design studio providing sophisticated, engaging, thoughtful design solutions.

Recent interactive projects include a commemorative timeline for the Education Development Center, Inc., a custom interactive survey for Education Resource Strategies, Inc., and a micro admissions marketing site for the Brandeis International Business School.

Our creative work includes ibooks, ebooks, interactive sites and e-newsletters as well as annual reports, brochures, books, marketing materials and corporate identity programs.

While we specialize in addressing the needs of universities, non-profits and cultural institutions, we apply the same thoughtful approach to all our clients. We embrace each client s mission as our own and wholeheartedly commit ourselves to their success over the long haul. The result of our dedication is that many of our client relationships are measured in decades.

Nieshoff Design

Susan Wilson - Contributing Photographer

Susan Wilson Photography

Susan Wilson is a highly respected photographer, author, educator, and lecturer who has exhibited her artwork in dozens of shows, and gained national recognition for her images of performing and literary artists. Her client list over the years has included such well-known names as Rebecca Parris, Bill Harley, the Borromeo String Quartet, Daniel Stepner, Roger Tapping, Keith Lockhart, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Alison Krauss, Patty Larkin, Bill Morrissey, Anita Diamant, and Stephen McCauley. For three decades, her photos have regularly appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, CD covers, posters, postcards, websites, catalogues, and other media around the world.

An alumna of the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and both undergraduate and graduate studies in history at Tufts University, she has served on the faculty of the New England School of Photography (NESOP) since 1982, and is director of NESOP's acclaimed Crosscurrents seminar series. Susan has combined her love for history, world culture, imagery, and storytelling as Co-Director of the multimedia company, Melodic Vision, as well as by developing historic walking tours, slide lectures, and even a museum in Boston's North End. Susan was editor and contributing author for Symphony Hall: The First 100 Years, and author/photographer of several other books, including Boston Sites and Insights, The Literary Trail of Greater Boston, Garden of Memories: A Guide to Historic Forest Hills, and The Omni Parker House.

Working with and shooting for Johnson String Instrument has been a delightful and logical extension of Susan's love for musicians and musical instruments.

Susan Wilson Photography
Melodic Vision

Don Gallagher - Web Developer

Don Gallagher

Don is an independent freelance web developer. Currently he specializes in designing, deploying and maintaining Open Source web-based Content Management Systems with clients spanning the commercial, educational and non-profit sectors. He has been an approved vendor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology over 10 years.

Before going into business for himself he was the webmaster for NetGenesis (acquired by SPSS), a web analytics company that serviced many fortune 500 web companies and PCDOCs (acquired by Hummingbird, Ltd) an enterprise document management solution.

Don's experience in his early career as an AutoCAD specialist lead him out of the mechanical design field and into the web design arena with a solid foundation of knowledge with computers and software.

Don Gallagher

Michael Caroff - SEO & Web Marketing Specialist

Michael Caroff of Caroff Communications

Before starting his web marketing company, Caroff Communications, Michael Caroff spent 10 years in marketing and promotions for Fender -- the world's largest electric guitar company. In 1990 he launched Fender's most successful promotional tool: Frontline magazine, a publication that was printed in multiple languages and received world-wide distribution.

His unique background in both writing and sales gives him an understanding of search engine marketing that is unparalleled.

Caroff Communications

Chuck Baker
Product Photographer & Webmaster

Chuck Baker Photography & Web Services

The Brownie Camera Page

Chuck has been the JSI product photographer since 1997 and webmaster beginning in 2000. Chuck creates product listings and maintains all of JSI websites, including our eBay and Amazon stores. He works closely with the JSI staff including our talented staff photographer Kurt Ratering, contributes to JSI product development, and performs many other duties.

Chuck was Sky & Telescope Magazine's staff photographer for over 20 years and has been a contributing photographer to publications and organizations including Odyssey, Taste For Life, National Forestry Foundation, Washington Ballet, and many others. Chuck specializes in small business photography for hard copy, website development and brick & mortar storefront design combining his knowledge of imagery, SEO, and marketing. Chuck has clients in Germany, The Netherlands, and the US.

Originally from Boston, Chuck currently resides in The Netherlands. He is an active, award winning artist with many exhibitions behind him and more planned in the near future.

Chuck practices and teaches traditional and alternative camera and darkroom processes including film, collodion wetplate and cyanotype. He created and maintains The Brownie Camera Page and is recognized as an expert in the field of historic cameras and usage.

Chuck Baker Photography & Web Services