by Eric Oberman
Many WHS students have used Photoshop and other digital editing programs before, but senior Jason Colasanti has made a business out of it with Nimbus Productions, a photo editing and graphic design company.
According to Colasanti, Nimbus was created this past February, after he began editing pictures for his parents’ friends. After they started paying him, he said he figured he could start his own business and expand his customer base.
He added, “This was something different for me because I actually enjoyed editing photos, and it didn’t feel like work.”
The name for the company came about when Colasanti decided he wanted a six-letter name, so that in the logo two letters each could be yellow, cyan and magenta, which are the three main colors used by printers.
Nimbus has edited photos for many different people and occasions. According to Colasanti, the business specializes in retouching or removing elements of pictures.
Colasanti said that one of the most interesting projects Nimbus has worked on involved removing specific people from wedding pictures.
He said, “[The client] gave me a bunch of wedding photos and said, ‘I want you to completely get rid of these people over here, so it’s like they were never at my son’s wedding.’ ”
More recently, the company has expanded into graphic design and clothing.
Its website, nimbusproductions.com, features different logos it has created. Some logos are available to purchase on a t-shirt.
Nimbus has also created designs for other organizations and charities, like a jersey Colasanti made for the Western Jersey Wheelmen, a cycling club.
Some of Nimbus’s clients are WHS students. Said senior Chandler Robertson, “I used Nimbus for my mom’s birthday present. I took old photos of her and Nimbus edited pictures of my sister and me into them.”
Colasanti is graduating this year, but Nimbus will not be ending. Said Colasanti: “I have big plans for Nimbus after I graduate…. I plan on continuing the company throughout college, [and] hopefully… I will be able to branch out and get customers from other states.”