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Melissa Unger


I am an artist, author, advisor and the Founder & Creative Director of Seymour Projects.

I have built a prolific 30+ year, career in the arts, communications, innovation and public service. My 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.

I founded Seymour Projects in 2011; via this multi-faceted, project-based initiative, I currently spearhead the conception of a variety of tech-free, creatively therapeutic playgrounds and playthings for adults.

My first novel GAG was published by Roundfire Books in 2014.

My watercolors have been exhibited at Whittemore Center for Community, Culture & Conservation in New Jersey, Galerie Octobre in Toulouse, A.I.R Gallery‘s annual postcard show and featured on the covers of the pop/rock band Nada Surf’s record album Never Not Together and companion EP Cycle Through.

In addition to creating my own art and projects, I have also worked with and consulted for many groundbreaking organizations including Tribeca Productions, Disney’s Jumbo Pictures, The Ad Council, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, artnet, and the Creative Growth Art Center. I have held positions on the production crew of a number of feature films, notably: The Age of Innocence, Quiz Show, A Bronx Tale, working with directors Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Irwin Winkler and many other industry luminaries. During this period I was also the personal assistant to actors Robert De Niro and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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