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+ about melissa unger
As the Founder and Creative Director of Seymour Projects, Melissa Unger conceives of, designs and produces the non-profit organization’s multidisciplinary projects, most notably its largest project to date: the SEYMOUR+ space. She leverages her experience, techniques, and vision towards the organization’s goal of nurturing human consciousness in a world increasingly dominated by technology.
Prior to founding Seymour Projects, Melissa, a Franco-American, built a successful 20+ year career in media, arts, and public service, working with and consulting for internationally recognized organizations including Tribeca Productions, Disney’s Jumbo Pictures, The Ad Council, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, artnet, and the Creative Growth Art Center. Melissa has also held positions on the production crew of a number of acclaimed feature films and been the personal assistant to actors Robert De Niro and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Her years of collaborating with artists, forward-thinkers, and leading minds from a wide range of creative fields coupled with a decade of research have afforded Melissa unique insights that she strives to communicate in an innovative and impactful manner. Via Seymour Projects and all of her work, she endeavors to leverage creative ideas and concepts to effect positive social change, promote social cohesion; empower and inspire.
Melissa and her projects have been featured in numerous international press publications, including The Huffington Post, Die Zeit, ELLE Magazine, Le Figaro, Libération, Le Monde, and New York Magazine.
In addition to her work on Seymour Projects, Melissa does some consulting and is also regularly called upon to deliver educational lectures and presentations on a variety of topics linked to her professional experience and the Seymour Projects mission. Her talks often help others to shift perspective and to see more possibilities for themselves. Seymour = see more.
Her first novel, Gag, was published by Roundfire Books in 2014.
Melissa has also written a number of essays and short-fiction pieces.
From 2004-2017 Melissa was based in Paris, France. She currently lives and works in New York City.
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++ Melissa enjoys being an active member of the Kinnernet and DLD communities.
++ Melissa is sometimes invited by artists/creatives to participate in their projects, to view a selection of those endeavors, click: here