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Lindsey Masterson
owner, photographer, web-developer, graphic designer

Lindsey Masterson is the co-founder and owner of Cheetah Design Studio. She’s also known as the fun loving, energetic, always smiling, woman behind the lens! Regardless of the situation, she will make you laugh and bring out the best in you and your family for the camera.  For all those who say they are not comfortable in front of the camera, they have not worked with Lindsey – she will make you a believer and ensure your true personality shines through!  Lindsey’s energy is infectious and she’s always able to capture the moment.

Having grown up in Milford, and currently living in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Lindsey is incredibly knowledgeable about the area.  After graduating from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) with a degree in Studio Art, she worked for a variety of companies implementing and developing their graphics design departments but ultimately decided to start her own company. Throughout the years, Lindsey has lead a very active lifestyle, competing in hundreds of running races, triathlons and cross country skiing competitions.  In addition to running Cheetah Design Studio, Lindsey coaches the nordic ski team at the Dublin School, serves on a number of boards, including the UNH Ski Board and the Dublin Sports Club Board.  Lindsey is married to her high school sweetheart, Patrick and they have one daughter, Hailey.

Why Web Developing?
It’s the root of CDS. Jan would take the photographs, and Lindsey would build the websites. As mother & daughter they created a great team not only working, but in life. Sense Jan’s retirement in 2015 Lindsey has used her art degree and gotten away from the computer into the fresh air and does the Photography as well. Building websites is an easy skill for Lindsey and she enjoys it. Talk to any past client and they will say “She brings the energy to her website projects, and makes it fun”. Working with small business to afford websites will always be Lindsey’s goal.

Why do you love photography?
I love the unpredictability of working with children, capturing their true personalities and the moments they think no one else is watching. Knowing one day these moments, captured on film, will be shown to them when they are adults and then to their children is a truly humbling experience. I am so honored to be part of these families lives and tell their stories through pictures.

Where we Began

Cheetah Design Studio (CDS) started as a web developing and graphic design company in 2005; however, over the years we have evolved and expanded into three close-knit divisions: web-development, photography and photo booth rentals.  Ten years ago, CDS was founded by Lindsey Masterson and her mother Jan Burkhardt in Southern New Hampshire. Cheetah Design Studio has provided services throughout the New England region, with a few clients in CA, NY, FL,  & all of New England.

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