FortySeven Media

What about our story?

A love of rock & roll birthed a web design monster!

This is our get to know FortySeven Media page. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if you are here reading this page, you are new to the wild and wonderful world of FortySeven Media. So if that’s the case, welcome to the site! It’s good to have you along. If we were speaking in person we’d offer you a frosty beverage, turn down the music and find a comfortable place to sit.

Now that we’re settled in, let us tell you a little about FortySeven Media.

We are founded by friends Nate Croft & Jonathan Longnecker and run by the desire to do work that matters to us. We design and build stunningly beautiful, and highly functional websites. We produce videos and content that people remember and share. We take the time and effort to understand your company and tell its story through the most effective means possible. We stand by our clients and not just our work. How did we get started?



Rock & Roll

Jon and Nate started making stuff together by way of music. Sweet, sweet rock & roll music, that is. Traveling up and down I75, their band soon needed a kick awesome website & merchandise. “Let’s do it ourselves!” they said. Lots of late nights waiting for Photoshop to download ensued, and they were hooked.


Graphic Design

The design bug bit them harder than they thought & they both learned the trade from the old masters, paid their dues at various other agencies and worked on so many different kinds of design projects that it made their heads spin. Then it was time to step out on their own.


Web Domination

They took those design skills, taught themselves all things "internet" and learned to build beautiful, hard working websites. They also learned how to craft video, build strong brands, and help businesses get kick awesome.


New Adventures

After 10 years of businessing together, Jon continues to helm FortySeven Media while Nate is taking his photography, video and storytelling skills on the road and starting some new ventures. Fittingly, Jon and his family are also gearing up to sell their house and travel, coming full circle with that whole" up and down I75" thing.

Current Team

Jonathan Longnecker

Jonathan Longnecker


(865) 607-4756

Jonathan Longnecker has been designing since graduating in 2001. Over the years he's come to love crafting brands, playing music, watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with his kids and traveling full time. He's married to the most kick awesome wife ever and has four amazing children; Adali, Jett, Jax and Ada.


Nate Croft

Nate Croft

(865) 405-6774

Nate likes making things. Websites, photos, music, dinner. He is currently referring to himself in the third person and finds it a little strange. However, he does want to help you and your business grow and be as amazing as it can possibly be. He can help you figure out the big picture and see it through to the details.

One last thing

If you made it all the way to the end of this page, congratulations! You now know more about us than we do. In all seriousness, though - if you need an amazing brand, website or someone to help your business navigate this internet thing - we'd love to help. Get in touch and let's make something kick-awesome.

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Hi there!

You have chosen wisely – clearly you have good taste in designers and are most likely a very cool person. You probably smell nice too. We look forward to making something awesome with you soon.

Ready to Rock?

If you’re ready to make your project awesome, the time is now.
Contact us now to get started.