In 100 words or less…

This is how we see it: you’re a designer with some experience. While you don’t know everything—and, to your credit, you know you don’t know everything—you’re no fool. You’re looking for room to learn, a chance to handle deeper responsibilities, and an opportunity to show off your stuff. You know people can depend on you to deliver great design while meeting the practicalities of a budget and schedule. This is where we come in. We at Mancini can make your strivings towards something better a reality. We can show you how.

Does this sound like you?

At Mancini, designers with five to seven years under their belt are given juicier chances to prove themselves more than their more junior colleagues. They contribute a greater share to the overall design of their projects, and above all, assume greater responsibility for their ultimate success, working face-to-face with clients and directing the efforts of junior designers as they learn the ropes.

The goods, if you got them

Of course, Mancini designers must have a great eye for design. This doesn’t mean a knowledge of what’s hot and what’s not. We’re talking about the simple (and yet mysterious) ability to relate every element in a project to one another—visually and spatially—so they all contribute to a pleasing whole. But even a great eye only goes so far when there’s no way to communicate it. So, we’re also looking for designers with a flair for expression, an ability to put design concepts in words, in sketches, in a plan—and increasingly, in an interactive three-dimensional virtual space.

A day in the life of an Intermediate Project Designer

An Intermediate Project Designer’s responsibilities vary throughout the day and on each project. They vary by phase of the project, too, but generally they include things like:

  • Amass and interpret programmatic information, and compile it into a document that drives a project
  • Lead presentation prep, guiding team members so they are well-rehearsed and on the same page
  • Develop visual materials that help a client absorb a design concept and, through their feedback, become an active participant in the project
  • Prepare test-fits, stock and block diagrams, and coded furniture plans
  • Select furniture, finishes, and fixtures
  • Conduct research throughout the course of a project, from meeting with vendors or studying code to digging up important facts about a site’s historical or contemporary context
  • Produce contract drawings; indeed, designers at the intermediate level should be capable of creating a full set of drawings, if given enough time.
  • Work alongside a senior designer and a creative director, who are looking to impart their wisdom

Think we’d get along?

Reach out and tell us you’re interested–apply, email, give us a shout. Don’t worry about bringing your best suit, just bring your best work and let’s get to know you. If you are nervous or not sure you have all the qualifications, contact us anyway. We have no filters, and we won’t filter you either, by keyword or otherwise. Give our Talent Team a chance to see if you’re the one!

Email us at with the subject line, “Intermediate Project Designer in New York City” with your resume and portfolio. We can receive attachments up to 10MB so if you need more than that to tell us your story, send a link to download these documents instead.


Mancini only accepts agency-submitted resumes from agencies with which we have a formal contract or agreement, and only after such an agreement is active and in good standing. Mancini is not responsible for fees associated with unsolicited recruiter submissions.