Justin Bolognino’s endeavors are threaded by experiential, real-time design and technology focused on revealing hidden human connections. The “Synchronicity Architect” is founder and creative director of Learned Evolution, The Meta Agency and #FEED powered by Twitter. On April 1st, 2014 Bolognino and both companies were acquired by SFX Entertainment, where Justin is now Creative Director of FX1, SFX’s in-house creative solutions studio.
Learned Evolution, born in 2006, is a creative digital agency that specializes 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’s sister company, The Meta Agency, represents a growing roster of visionary artists creating momentous experiences using interactive installation art, projection and LED design, visual design, and more.
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 growing into a national brand with Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas set to open in 2014. Learned Evolution is Brooklyn Bowl’s creative marketing agency of record to this day..
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. The rest is history.
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, Learned Evolution and The Meta Agency pride themselves on producing complex projects while maintaining the flexibility to evolve and redefine the relationship between art and technology.
Bolognino (the “g” is silent) currently lives in Brooklyn with wife Elizabeth, daughter Chloe, and dog Charlotte Mingus.