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About Melissa

Melissa Hall is a brand strategist, speaker and educator that works with fashion, lifestyle, and wellness companies. She is the founder of Melissa Hall Consulting and The Emerging Designer, a network for designers and creative professionals. She has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for the past decade helping fashion design entrepreneurs grow their business. 

She has worked with fashion designers, educational institutions, coaches, healers, service providers and a range of lifestyle brands not only in strategy work, but also event management. For the past 8 years, she has worked with Social Media Week to help execute their shows in New York, Los Angeles and London.

Her career began in Chicago where she worked at FCB and Leo Burnett in account management working on clients such as Kraft Foods, KFC, Kellogg’s and Coca-Cola before she moved to New York to go back to school at Parsons The New School for Design earning a degree in fashion design. 

Her latest venture, the Wellness + Work Project aims to help others balance their health and professional goals.

You can find her at the Union Square Farmer’s Market every Saturday prepping for Eat With Melissa.