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Robert Creighton

Robert Creighton
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Teaches In
Product Design
Education: 

MA, Media, Culture, and Communication, New School University, New York, New York
BFA, Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Bio/Affiliation: 

Robert Creighton specializes in the conceptual development of interactive experiences and educational environments for cultural institutions. His professional expertise bringing the varied and complex subject matter to life has led to the development and design of wide-ranging visitor experiences for museums, aquariums, science centers, and corporate clients.  Semiotics and Sustainability inform his design process and provide a framework to address complex design problems and deliver thoughtful solutions. Recent projects include designing a barrier system for the Huntington Art Gallery and a series of wide-ranging interactive experiences for the Nature Gardens and Nature Lab at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.  His films have been shown internationally, and he currently resides in Los Angeles. Before founding Red Cape Studio, he served as an industrial designer for Thinc Design and O2 Creative solutions.  He is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Awards/Honors: 
  • No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992, CAAM
  • Core77 Design Awards 2018
  • Design for Social Impact - Runner Up
  • IDSA IDEA Awards - Finalist 2018
  • Nature Lab • LA Natural History Museum 2015
  • Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement (AOA)
  • Museum Exhibition, Limited Budget, AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2014, Outstanding Connections Between Design, Content and Community Context
  • IDSA IDEA Awards - Finalist 2014
  • Nature Lab • L.A. Natural History Museum
  • 2015 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement (AOA), Museum Exhibition, Limited Budget
  • AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2014 Outstanding Connections Between Design, Content and Community Context
  • IDSA IDEA Awards - Finalist 2014
  • SEGD Global Design Awards - Merit Award 2014
  • Nature Gardens • LA Natural History Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award - Nominee 2013
  • ASLA Merit Award for Institutional Design 2012
  • Age of Mammals • LA Natural History Museum AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2011
  • Special Achievement in Clarity of Message California Academy of Sciences Event Design - Gold Winner 2009 Museum Environment • CAS Steinhart Aquarium
  • IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2009 Environments
  • CAS Steinhart Aquarium AIA Citation Award 2007 Interior Architecture
  • CAS Transition Facility Cleveland Botanical Garden Orientation Theater IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2004 Environments 
Clients/Employment History:  

California Academy of Sciences, The J. Paul Getty Museum, LA Natural History Museum, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Huntington Art Gallery, Orange County Water District, Discovery Cube O.C. and LA, Nevada State Museum, Catalina Island Marine Institute, Mekanism