Career Overview
Work History
Arts & Entertainment Portfolio
Making memories for a lifetime
Real World Laboratory
Creative Leadership
Applying innovative approaches to challenging goals
Research Project Portfolio
Next generation of technology, techniques and talent
Experiential Media Research
Enhancing human experience and performance
Instructional Approach
Creative curriculum in maturing emergent talent, technology and techniques

Experience Design Innovation

Christopher Stapleton, Creative Director, has been innovating family entertainment experiences for over 30 years for attractions ranging from Broadway Musicals to interactive ride-films, playgrounds and retail installations for premiere American, Asian and European destinations.

His projects range from theme parks, immersive virtual simulations to international marketing campaigns and cultural education experiences. These projects have helped define the next generation entertainment, marketing, education and training models. His innovative work is internationally recognized for advancing the state-of-the-art, media technologies that have led to featured speaking engagements for leading industry events such as the following:

Upcoming Events

Presenting Mr. Stapleton's work in Immersive Media, Game Design, Experiential Marketing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Therapy

AWE 2014 , Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara CA, presenting Mixed Reality research at the world’s largest Augmented Reality event.

PAX Prime 2014, Consumer Game Conference in Seattle WA, speaking on the future of Virtual Reality at the largest consumer interactive entertainment conference in the world. 2014, Experiential Brand Conference, Portland OR, sharing his vision on the future experiential media at the premiere conference on experiential brand marketing.

ACM MM 2014, Orlando FL Keynote for Association of Computer Machinery’s international conference for multimedia and immersion technology design.

ASHA 2014 American Speech/Language, Hearing Association in Orlando FL, giving a workshop on storytelling innovation as applied for Aphasia treatment at the leading conference for speech therapy

Career Overview

Entertainment, Retail, Education, Training, Therapy & Rehabilitation

Mr. Stapleton’s diverse experience and in-depth research as Designer, Producer, Director, Professor and Entrepreneur, provides the skills and insights for building production strategies and world-class creative teams of professionals and production companies. He has delivered state-of-the-art designs and productions for family entertainment centers, extreme rides and live special effects spectacles. His work starts with envisioning future concepts that can translate into award-winning experiences that include the development of novel intellectual property and supervision of operational quality control. Using his training in content design and production, he specializes in originating and translating character-based franchises across all forms of media. By specializing in the convergence of live, virtual and transmedia content, he has helped define new industry standards for melting the boundaries between fantasy and reality.

He has provided creative leadership for brands such as

Universal Studios.

Disney Imagineering.

Nickelodeon Studios, Parks & Recreation.

Canon Inc. Mixed Reality.


Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.


National Science Foundation (NSF).

US Department of Education . and

US Department of Defense.


BFA/MFA New York University, Tisch School of the Art design for stage and film