John Collins has been working in broadcasting since 1979. His most recent work is as a television host for commercial clients including Solar 4 America and Elite MD. John has worked as a creative director, executive producer, live television director (Emmy winner), technical director, commercial writer/producer/director, camera operator, news graphics supervisor, and voice over artist.
In 2012, John broke the world record for paper aircraft distance; a record he still holds. Author of three books of original designs, John has been called the world’s foremost expert on paper airplanes. His creations are recognized around the globe, and one was featured in the movie “Paper Planes”. His books have been translated into German, Russian, and Chinese. His designs are routinely found at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals.
2016 marks the first year John has turned paper airplanes into a full time career, launching The National Paper Airplane Contest and providing STEM education programs to Air & Space Museums and Science Museums across the U.S..
His corporate clients have included:
Google Zeitgeist, Sony, RBS Global, Intuit (Sunnyvale), Genentch, Quintiles International (Chicago), ASDI (Palo Alto), XOJet (San Bruno), Impact Unlimited (New Jersey), Nucleus product launch (Las Vegas), Red Bull International (Austria), CR8 Global Summit (Shenzhen, China).
His education clients have included:
Singapore Science Center (Singapore), Carnegie Mellon University, Rice University, The Green School (Bali Indonesia), The Tech Museum (San Jose), Hiller Aviation Museum(San Carlos), Evergreen Aviation Museum (Oregon), Exploratorium (San Francisco), Maker Faire (San Mateo), PEN (Parents Education Network)
John has appeared on numerous national television outlets including:
Conan, TV-Globo (Brazil), NatGeo, Discovery, Science Channel, The Hallmark Channel, ESPN, NFL Network, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC.
Print media interest in John’s work includes:
Wall Street Journal, Wired, Discovery, Make, Daily Mail (U.K.), The Straits Times (Singapore) and numerous local papers and websites.
The Paper Airplane Guy YouTube channel has more than 10 million views from all around the globe and more than 25,000 subscribers.
John Collins has been a resident of Marin County, California for more than 30 years.