Melissa Wagner, founder of WAGNER CREATIVE, is a marketing and business development professional expressly focused on meeting the specific needs of Architecture & Design industries.
As a fine artist herself, and an advocate for the industry she serves, Melissa is keenly attuned to the creative process and studio-specific demands. She offers broad-spectrum marketing, PR, and communications support to maximize exposure and bring clients’ messages to their intended, best-suited audience.
Melissa is passionate about working with women-owned and operated businesses and forging relationships between clients at the service of their collective growth and industry innovation. By harnessing the strategic value of intelligent networking, Melissa has constructed a unique ability to identify complementary potential and built a client-base of future collaborators rather than competitors.
Originally from Detroit, Melissa holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and sits on the board of the Djerassi Resident Artists’ Program. She maintains her own creative practice at her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she focuses on painting and mixed media.
- Oculus Architecture & Design's San Mateo residence, featured in the 2019 summer issue of Interior Design's HOMES
- 3800 Washington was transformed into SF’s prominent “Decorator Showcase House”. Client Larkspur Builders was published in Arch Digest, 7x7, SPACES, and Gentry among others.
- Cass Calder Smith’s remodel of the Print Lounge at the Ink48 Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen was named an Honoree in Interior Design’s NYCxDesign Awards
- Clients Red Dot Studio and FORMA Construction receive Platinum and "Best of" Award from the National Association of Home Builders as well Professional Builder’s Gold Award for the Laidley Cottage in San Francisco.
- Cass Calder Smith’s Lagoon House win's Professional Builders "Project of the Year", NAHB's Best in Region, and is featured in SPACES Magazine.
- The Boutique Community Honored SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker in NYC and CCS Architecture with "Best Boutique Retailer of the Year" at the Stay Boutique Conference in Los Angeles.