Centerliners on National Inventors’ Day
Feb 10, 2017
What’s in a name? Only everything! We take naming things very seriously around here. Our main-level conference rooms are named after some of our favorite fonts [hey, everyone has a thing]- Lubalin, Helvetica, Futura, Trade Gothic, Century Gothic and Bodini. If my desk had a name, it’d definitely be Comic Sans.
When our upstairs extension was nearing completion last summer, we thought it only proper to crowdsource room name ideas. The space was purposely built for collaboration and innovation. It’s open, full of light and has plenty of space to foster creativity and great ideas. Because of this, we decided to pay homage to those that inspire us by naming a space after each person. The company-wide survey gathered an incredible lineup of thinkers, doers and innovators that we’re proud to honor each day, but especially this February 11th – National Inventors’ Day.
We know you’re dying to know who made the final cut. Check out today’s Snapchat story for the answers and more – find and follow us at Username: Centerliners!
Thank you to the following Centerliners for sharing their Spec-tacular thoughts with us!
- Zach Stowell, Senior Interactive Developer on Thomas Edison
- Tara Rice, QA Analyst and Becca Elmo, Interactive Developer on Ada Lovelace
- Kyle Bastian, Motion Graphics Designer on Nikola Tesla
- Caleb Hoopingarner, Junior Editor on Steve Jobs
- Kristen Powers, Vice President of Accounts on Leonardo Da Vinci
- John Kaplan, Creative Director on Johannes Gutenberg
- Tyler Dady, Associate Creative Director on Albert Einstein
We’re proud to carry the spirit and drive of these innovators (and all the other rebellious geniuses out there) as we tackle new challenges each day. Who is your favorite inventor or innovator? What is your favorite invention and why? Tag us @Centerline on Twitter with #NationalInventorsDay!
A lifelong northerner, I began my career in agency public relations in Rochester, New York, later moving to New York City, working with a variety of technology and consumer brands from Xerox and IBM to Blackberry and KAYAK. I loved the fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment and learned so much about myself, client and people management, media relations and how to properly mail merge.
Now a relocated northerner and wannabe southerner, I still love the pace, people and spirit of agency life in Raleigh. As Centerline’s Communications Manager, I get to help amplify the amazing content that we produce as an agency and thought leaders through events, media placement, relationships with influencers and social media.