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  • Robert Creighton

    Industrial Designer

    Los Angeles, CA

Robert Creighton specializes in the conceptual development of interactive experiences and the design of educational environments for cultural institutions. His professional experience bringing 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. He is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and is a faculty member in the product design department at OTIS College of Art and Design. He holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master's Degree in Media Studies from The New School. His films have been shown internationally and he currently resides in Los Angeles.

Work Samples

  • LA NHM Nature Gardens

  • LA NHM Age of Mammals

  • California Academy of Sciences

Work History

  • Lecturer, Product Design Department

    • OTIS College of Art and Design
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Mar 2014 - Present (3 years 9 months)

    Instructor for the Junior and Senior Integrated Design Studios that focus on the design process. Also co-teaching Senior level Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice class that includes LMU business students.

  • Principal

    • red cape studio
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Jan 1999 - Present (18 years 11 months)

    Specialize in the conceptual development of interactive experiences and the design of educational environments for cultural institutions. Work with clients through a process of deep content exploration and design to create interfaces that engage and connect with visitors. RCS also creates small-run lighting and furniture projects.

  • Industrial Designer

    Conceptual development on automotive reveals for Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Conceptual design for MOCAD opening and Global Green Pre-Oscar Party. Design and production for Dreamgirls film signage. Conceptual development for confidential exhibit project.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Think Design
    • New York, NY
    • Aug 1998 - Dec 2004 (6 years 4 months)

    Involved in all project phases from concept through fabrication drawings and construction. Roles included conceptual thinker, industrial designer, graphic and media designer. Projects included: Transition and Final Aquarium for the California Academy of Sciences, Ancient Americas Project at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, Mad Scientist’s Laboratory and Aqua Expo at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville, Florida.


  • The New School

    • Masters Media Studies
    • 2000 - 2005
  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • Bachelors Industrial Design
    • 1994 - 1998





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 SEGD Global Design Awards - Merit Award 2014 Nature Gardens • LA Natural History Museum Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award -...
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