MODE ECD - Director - Designer - Producer
Emmy Award winner Bob Bonniol is an acclaimed director and designer of live production, broadcast, and media-driven interactive installations of the highest order. Widely known for his ability to transform live experiences into must-see spectacles, his imaginative implementation of media and interactivity has rendered top-tier applications spanning the global architectural, entertainment and marketing industries.
Named one of Live Design's "50 Most Influential People in Entertainment Design and Technology," and a recipient of both the Projection Designer of the Year and the Triangle Awards, Bob's most recent projects include his role as co-creative director and producer for the massive renovation of GM World at General Motor's Global Headquarters in Detroit. Opening to the public in February, 2018, this epic installation broke new ground as the world's largest permanent interactive LED screen array powered by artificial intelligence. Bob's innovative architectural installations also grace the lobby of Salesforce headquarters in Seattle, the four-story cores of Nordstrom’s Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago flagship stores, and the center atriums of studios A through D at Microsoft’s global headquarters.
Previously the creative director for all of Chevrolet’s worldwide auto show installations from 2014 to 2016, Bob is also renowned for his stadium-scale projection mapping for the Marvel Universe Live tour, his video and interactive designs for Blue Man Group, and his projection-mapped scenery appearing in countless TED Talks online. In the broadcast world, Bob has designed premiere content for American Idol, The American Music Awards, America's Got Talent, Billboard Music Awards, The Country Music Awards, X-Factor, NBC's Emmy Award-winning Education Nation, The MTV Music Awards, and the 2018 EA Sports FIFA eWorld Cup. He also served as production designer for the Star Wars Celebration of ABC's 60th Anniversary Disneyland Special, and along with Butch Allen, he directed Tim McGraw's critically acclaimed segment Humble and Kind, for the 2016 American Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS.
Bob has also brought outstanding live video and scenic design of stage spectaculars such as the Broadway and National tour of Catch Me If You Can, America's Got Talent Live, the Godspell National Tour, The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express Las Vegas, and countless world tours and long-running installations for multi-platinum artists including Nickelback, Paramore, and Journey. Additional credits include his design of the 10-minute "Power Up" spectacular featured in the epic LED sky screen in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. Bob chaired the Media Design for Live Performance Masters of Fine Arts program at the California Institute of the Arts, was an Artist in Reisdence at the Banff Centre, and also has served on the Industry Advisory Board for BARCO, and as consultant for ETC, PRG, TMB, and Green Hippo, among many others.