Guest Panelist // Melissa Alam of Studio Alam

Melissa Alam

Melissa Alam is the owner of Studio Alam, Femme & Fortune, and The Fearless Conference, based in Philadelphia. Studio Alam is a digital platform and community for ambitious women.

Studio Alam is my freelance digital brand strategy business where I provide web design, branding, photography and more for clients. Femme & Fortune provides online articles, media, and events for the creative career woman looking to find her girl gang. The Fearless Conference is my annual conference for women where I bring together amazing speakers for a weekend of inspiration and girl power! 

Who is your dream client?

Dream client would be any lifestyle brand dedicated to or focused on women!

What is one of your favorite creative, offbeat projects you’ve worked on?

I have a great nail polish client (check out Misa Cosmetics!) so I get to name the seasonal collections. Dream job!

What are three ingredients for a perfect day at your company?

Awesome client emails, lots of pump-up music (Rihanna, Drake, Ariana, etc.), and naps haha. 

If you could plan a dream retreat for you and the folks you work closely with, what would you do and where would you go?

I'd love to host a retreat somewhere in Europe near a coast where we can enjoy the peaceful sounds of the ocean, lots of wine, and European eye candy of course. :)

What do you do when you're not working and what's your favorite way to practice self-care?

I'm trying to play more pickup soccer because it's my favorite stress reliever. I also hang out with my friends whenever possible because they're awesome and laughing with them is my best practice of self-care. 

What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?

Not going the traditional route and sticking with my gut to start my own businesses — even when it gets rough and it seems like I'm just failing. The risk is there every day, and you just keep going. 

If you were in charge, what would the next big wedding trend be?

Calorie-free cake!

What are you most looking forward to at {un}convention?

Meeting all of the amazing women attending and hello, headshots!