Joseph Cortina

Joseph Cortina

Joseph Cortina is founding partner of Cortina Productions, a full-service creative media design and production company specializing in the museum field. He provides media experience design, visual creative direction and senior level artistic direction. He uses his years of high-end production and special effects post-production experience to set the bar for delivering Hollywood-quality special effects and animation services to our museum clients.

Joseph Cortina
Cortina Productions
Washington D.C.

Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead

Merit Award 2019
Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead

The “Be Washington” theater combines an 18th century-looking space with the latest in display and interactive technology. The room design, inspired by Congress Hall in Philadelphia, contains 18 two-person interactive touchscreen kiosks. Theatrical windows on the left and right of the theater change in color to suit the topic and mood of the scenario while a large 6K resolution LED wall at the front of the room features live-action historical vignettes.

Scent—The Next Narrative?

Scent—The Next Narrative?

We spend a lot of time thinking about what the future of designing experiences might look like, but what will the future smell like? It’s one of our most acute senses as a human being—we can detect one trillion differing scents and can readily recognize about 10,000. We know that scent is the strongest trigger for memory, yet olfaction is sometimes ignored when developing experiences. Why?

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