Megan Meade

Design Resource Librarian

When did you know you wanted to work in the design industry?

I lived in Denmark when I was six and my parents fell in love with Danish modern design. Our living room was filled with furniture by Jacobsen, Wegner & Kjaerholm, along with original Eames pieces. As a dancer at a young age, the magnificent stage sets had a great impact on me. I gained a heightened awareness of color, lighting, design and the importance of one’s surroundings. I studied art history, which also influenced my decision to explore the field of interior design. All these things combined to establish my passion for design and help me every day in my role as Design Resource Librarian here at Mancini.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career?

A major highlight was when I first broke into the design industry by getting hired to work in I.M. Pei’s library in his office with no prior background!

What website do you visit the most?

I love to visit Audience Extras. It’s a theatre club for inexpensive tickets to Off-Broadway theater, music performances, and all kinds of events!

What’s the best thing about working at Mancini?

I think the work we do here is inspiring—there’s always something new and innovative right around the corner. The people who design here are also among the best in the business.

What’s one accomplishment you’re most proud of?

When I got into the Presidential Scholars Program at New York University, after having been a ballet dancer, was an especially proud achievement.

What’s another interesting fact about you?

I was a professional ballet dancer and performed with four different companies. We toured extensively all over the world before I ended up landing in NYU.