Justin Bolognino

Justin Bolognino’s (the “g” is silent) endeavors are threaded by experiential, real-time design and technology focused on revealing hidden human connections. The “Synchronicity Architect” is Founder and CEO of META.is, creator, designer and curator of The Lab at Panorama, founder of Learned Evolution, Silent G Farms, and #FEED powered by Twitter, and was Creative & Media Director at Brooklyn Bowl from its inception. On April 1st, 2014 Bolognino and both companies were acquired by SFX Entertainment, where Justin served for over a year as Creative Director of SFX. As of May 1, 2015, Bolognino left SFX and re-gained control of META and is currently re-building the company from an experiential talent agency to fully integrated experiential media production shop. Learned Evolution, born in 2006, was a creative digital agency that specialized in multidisciplinary design, social media marketing, and tech-savvy experiences. Learned Evolution’s signature event is #FEED powered by Twitter. First launched in 2011 at SXSW, #FEED brings social media to life in real time with interactive art, @NIGHT parties, daytime summits, and health and wellness activities. LE is currently on ice until it finds its next evolution. META.IS CREATES MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCES THAT IGNITE THE HUMAN SPIRIT WITH STORY, TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN. Our global network of Experience Directors inspire changes in human behavior by combining intelligent ideas, beautiful artistry, spirited music, interactive technology, trending fashion, engaging virtual reality, and unforgettable spectacles. We specialize in the Art of Being There. Learned Evolution was first retained by Brooklyn Bowl in 2007, where Bolognino crafted a unique marketing and design strategy that favored social media over traditional advertising—a move that, upon the venue’s opening in 2009, launched Brooklyn Bowl as a celebrated institution. In 2011, Brooklyn Bowl was the 10th most searched Google keyword in the NYC metro area, and is has grown into a national brand with Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and Brooklyn Bowl London now in full swing.
Justin made his foray into media quickly after graduating Magna Cum Laude Bachelors of Science in Rhetoric, Communications and Eastern Philosophy from Northeastern University in 2002. His first big job was Associate Producer of the documentary film “The Wetlands Preserved,” profiling the legendary TriBeCa nightclub. Soon after in 2004, at 24, he became Production Manager for global digital film hub RESFEST. In 2006, Bolognino was festival director for the Green Apple Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History & produced Jonathan Levine Gallery’s “Ruas de Sao Paulo” launch campaign. He also produced Tomorrow Unlimited’s “Creators Series” of interactive art, live music in early 2007.
Bolognino’s endeavors attract large clients such as Twitter, Samsung, Vimeo, Android, Lincoln Motor Co, Ralph Lauren, and more, but his business philosophy does not reflect a “bigger is better” mentality. As small companies, Justin’s ventures pride themselves on producing complex projects while maintaining the flexibility to evolve and redefine the relationship between art, technology and culture. Bolognino currently lives in Brooklyn with wife Elizabeth, daughters Chloe and Francesca, and dog Charlotte Mingus.

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