Justin Melillo

CEO and Co-founder


Justin Melillo is the CEO and co-founder of Mona, the metaverse world-building platform built for creators, by creators. Justin is a lifelong artist and creative.

For the past twelve years, his professional life – alongside Mona – has been defined by creative roles for animated films and immersive augmented reality and virtual reality experiences.

He developed AR lenses that have been viewed over 100 million times across Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. His clients included Drake, CharliXCX, EA, MAC Cosmetics, and more.

Before Mona, Justin worked at Magic Leap, where he worked on a team pioneering the creation of a digital human AI and volumetric capture performances for spatial computing.

For DreamWorks Animation, he assisted the directors and producers of The Croods 2 and Abominable.

Justin has a Bachelor’s degree (with Honors) in Computer Art, Computer Animation, and Visual Effects from the School of Visual Arts.

Talk Title:

Empowering creators with the open metaverse

Talk Description :

The open metaverse is orchestrated by blockchain technology and decentralization.

It creates more authentic and natural user experiences and enables people to expand their social interactions through increased accessibility to entertainment, commerce, advertising, education, social media, manufacturing, virtual communities, and enterprise in general.

It also covers key services such as identity, computation, communication, storage, and asset exchange.

As a metaverse world-building platform that is built for creators by creators, Mona allows creators to develop their art freely and make a living by building in the metaverse without facing financial limitations.

Mona is the only metaverse geared toward enabling creators to own 100% of their work and to reward them by giving them perpetual royalties on the sale of every space.

It offers permissionless and self-service metaverse world creation and minting.

Our developers continue to work on new exciting features for Mona to maintain accessibility for users and ensure everyone can create without limits and boundaries.

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