experience must be earned ...

The people of Abacus Arts are the key to our success. Everyone — whether company founder, creative consultant, or project team member — has demonstrated that only the best will do



Joseph Jaynes, Founder and President

Joe has almost thirty years of experience in delivering information to computer users in creative and innovative ways. He has written numerous technical books on computer-related topics, including operating systems, digital imaging, programming, help system development, and Web development. He has taught college-level courses on technical publishing, information design, and computer usage. He is also an accomplished amateur photographer, actor, and musician.

Rip Noel, Founder and Vice President

Rip is Vice President of Media Production for Abacus Arts and founder of Noel Studios, Inc. (a commercial photography, film, and video production company in operation since 1982). Rip was a contributor to Nikon's Beginner Guide to 35mm Photography (composition and lighting chapters), and received one of only two annual scholarships upon entering his second year at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He has worked as a Hollywood studio manager, a newspaper photojournalist, and for nearly thirty years as an award-winning commercial photographer and filmmaker for Fortune 500 clients. One of his most memorable assignments was producing a commissioned portrait of President Ronald Reagan.

In 2005, Joe & Rip co-authored Spring into Digital Photography published by Addison-Wesley Professional.

Key Contributors

Missy Neal, Principal, KNGC

A talented graphic designer, Missy has two decades of experience in art direction, print production, and publishing. She has worked for newspapers, corporations, and as a freelance designer. Missy also has strong technical skills as a web developer and web site manager. www.kngc.com

Heather E. Dryden, Principal, Studio Plush Visual Communications

Heather serves clients nationwide from her office in Nashville, TN, offering brand identity development, plus outstanding print and web design. www.studioplush.net