Joseph T. Jaynes is President of Abacus Arts, Inc., and Director of Customer Operations for Avilar Technologies, Inc. Joe has twenty-five 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 Noël is Vice President of Media Production for Abacus Arts, Inc., and founder of Noël 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.