I believe that stories have the power to inspire and storytelling has the power to engage. My goal is to provide meaningful and inclusive storytelling through trans and mixed media, multi-sensory design to in-situ and remote audiences.

As the Vice President, Exhibitions, Research, and Design at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), I was responsible for Exhibitions (permanent, traveling, and temporary exhibitions), Research & Curation, Design & Production (graphic design, interface design, creative, audio/video production, and information architecture), Digital Platforms (transmedia storytelling, games, apps, mobile, and emerging technology), Collections (library and archives, artefact and object collections, art commissioning, copyright, and licensing).

Additionally, I championed the creation of, and led the CMHR’s internationally recognized Inclusive Design and Accessibility practices.

Since 1999 I have also enjoyed a healthy freelance practice and have been fortunate to work with over 50 museums, on projects of digital innovation, inclusive and universal design and accessibility, exhibition design, mixed and transmedia storytelling, as well as museological and museum practices including strategy, planning, enterprise architecture, policy, governance, evaluation and more.

I place an importance on being active within the discourse, lecturing, publishing, pushing out ideas and my work for comment, criticism, iteration, information, and evolution.

Beyond my museum work, I continue to enjoy working with a number of entertainment, corporate, commercial, and public clients.


Formal Biography

Corey Timpson is an active collaborator and thought leader in the experience design and digital media discourses within the museum and cultural industries.

As Vice President, Exhibition, Research, and Design, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) Corey was responsible for the direction and oversight of all exhibition programs, research and curation, design and production across all media, digital platforms, and all collections-based initiatives.

As the project director for the design-build of the CMHR, his focus was on interpreting difficult knowledge and presenting it through a multi-sensory, transmedia storytelling approach. Corey also championed the creation of the museum’s internationally recognized inclusive design and accessibility practices.

Prior to his role at the Human Rights Museum, Corey led the design and architecture teams, as well as the Virtual Museum Labs Program, at the Canadian Heritage Information Network, working on projects of digital innovation with a large number of cultural institutions nationally and internationally.

Corey’s primary focus is to facilitate interactive and dialogic experiences between and among audiences (on-site and online) through mixed-media, digital technology, and immersive environmental design.

Whether working for museums and culture, sports and entertainment, healthcare, or commercial clients, Corey places a strict attention on rich experience design, built upon sustainable and inclusive interaction and data models. His design leadership has accounted for over 30 international awards in the fields of environmental, exhibition, and graphic design, digital and interactive media, digital systems, film and linear media, and universal design.