Melissa Mongiat is co-founder of Daily tous les jours (Dtlj), a design studio that creates large scale interactive installations driven by collective experiences.
Dtlj’s work has won numerous international recognitions including Best in Show at the IxDA Interaction Awards, the Grand Prize at the UNESCO Shenzhen Design Awards, the Knight Cities Challenge for Civic Innovation, the Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, and an Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Award. They are also very active in the design and digital arts communities, giving lectures and workshops worldwide, notably at SXSW, EYEO, INST-INT, New Cities Summit, TEDx, Ars Electronica.
Prior to Dtlj, Melissa was based in London where she worked under the label Milk & Tales. Collaborations included the Southbank Centre, Philharmonic Orchestra, London Design Council, and led to her selection by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the world’s ten breakthrough designers.
Melissa also co-founded Like People Do, a research consultancy based at Central Saint Martins’ Innovation Centre. Focusing on responsive environments, the group worked notably with Arup Foresight, Phillips, and China Heritage.
Melissa holds a masters degree in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.