John Kaplan

Group Creative Director

There’s nothing more motivating than sparking that “ah-ha” moment

for an audience…to witness a transformation as a story unfolds. As a creative-minded problem solver specializing in dynamic media experiences, I strive to craft those moments through art and technology.

At Centerline, I get to collaborate with talented people in many different roles to help enhance customer experiences and ensure our clients’ stories are memorable. I help drive the development, planning and successful execution of concept-driven video campaigns and special events—whether it’s designing a seamless experience across a multi-display projection spanning 150′ or a quirky museum installation. The technology will evolve over time, but the craft of delivering a powerful story remains fundamental for creating a memorable experience for audiences.


Findlay, Ohio

Biggest Influence

Artist and teacher Tom Thiery. He converted one of our high school closets into an editing studio and gave me free reign to "figure it out." And that I did. He started me on my path for visual storytelling.

Triangle Go-To Spot

Vinnie's Steakhouse, Cafe Tiramisu, Chesire Cat, Vintage Village, Foundation

Proudest Career Moment

Seeing—for the first time—a national commercial I created while visiting a friend in Cleveland.

Favorite Centerline Work

The projection mapping we did for a FastCo webcast, the IBM Edge2013 Dynamic Event Presentations and the Lowe's Product Innovation Series.