Bob Bonniol - Principal
Bob is a designer with 20 years experience creating complex video systems, content and interactive video installations.
His breakthrough interactive LED installations serve as the centerpiece in the center atriums of Studios A thru D at Microsoft Headquarters, in Redmond, WA. He has just completed opening the video and interactive design for the epic Marvel Universe Live arena tour produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney, and Marvel Studios.
Bob’s experience as an architectural video designer include system and content design of the 360’ custom video storefront for the New Yaohan Kid’s Cavern store at the Sands Mall in Macau, China (in collaboration with partner Abbey Rosen Holmes, Callison Architecture, and Dillonworks!). He accomplished the system design and content for the 800’ long “Skyscreen” in Beijing’s retail center, The Place, for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He has designed the pixel mapped façade lighting for Sogo Department Store’s Osaka Flagships store, as well as multiple media installations within the store. With his wife Colleen, he designed and implemented the restoration and upgrade of the lighting for the Seattle Center Arches designed by Minoru Yamasaki. He is a frequent consultant on projects for Walt Disney Imagineering, Callison Architecture, Hettama Group as well as with David Rockwell Group.
In 2012 he accomplished the scenic projection mapping and content design for NBC’s Education Nation broadcasts on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Meet The Press, and MSNBC, which won the Emmy Award for Scenic Design of a News Production. He is noted for his production/video design for the 2012 & 2011 TED Conferences.
Working in video for live performance, Bob’s project experience includes the video special effects design for Shania Twain’s new production at Caesar Palace, video design for Blue Man Group’s new Las Vegas production at the Monte Carlo, video content design for episodes of X-Factor, Interactive video system and code design for Paramore’s 2013/2014 tours; and video design for America’s Got Talent Live 2011 & 2010
His theatrical experience includes production/video design for Vancouver Opera’s Don Giovanni at the Banffe Centre, as well as in Vancouver. He designed video systems and content for the National Tour of Catch Me If You Can
Bob developed the Masters Degree Curriculum for California Institute for the Art’s Video for Live Performance, as well as chairing the program from 2005 thru 2010. Along with his wife he was named Projection Designer of The Year in 2003 by Live Design Magazine for their design of Parsifal for the inaugural performance at the Seattle Opera’s new McCaw Hall. Along with Bran Ferren, he is the Curator for the annual Envision Conference in Monterrey California, which explores the future of storytelling through the use of space, media, and interactivity.