What Level is Your Design Business?

Jessica Mann-Amato: Visualization Technology for Your Interior Design Business

Episode 705 of A Well-Designed Business®

Today with Jessica Mann-Amato

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Jessica Mann-Amato of Mancini Duffy, a New York architectural firm specializing in commercial and hospitality projects shares the innovative design software her firm uses to help clients visualize their project, iterate in real-time, and confidently add their stamp of approval.

Pick it apart:

  • [6:18] Jessica walks through her paperless process 

    [18:45] Jessica shares how they introduce 360 process to a legacy client

    [22:49] Jessica explains how Covid forced them to develop the firm’s 360 system further

    [24:49] Jessica explains her company’s R&D department

    [40:18] Jessica talks about the state of her commercial firm in this semi post-pandemic climate and how her clients are adapting their spaces

    [52:10] LuAnn talks about how designers can help local businesses set up a Zoom room

    [53:53] Jessica talk about how to purchase the ToolBelt software

LuAnn and Jessica Mann-Amato’s Ah-Ha moments:

“This environment allows everyone to visualize what we’re describing.” – Jessica Mann-Amato


“It allows us to be more intentional about when we’re utilizing in-person time versus video time.” – Jessica Mann-Amato

More about Jessica Mann-Amato:

Jessica Mann-Amato, IIDA, is a natural design leader. With over 20 years of client-focused design experience, she oversees workplace strategy, space planning, and interior design for Mancini’s New York office as a principal and shareholder. She works diligently to bring her colleagues and clients together to achieve a shared vision, infused with a creative edge, that meets—and exceeds—expectations.


Jessica utilizes Mancini’s cutting-edge technology to further the design process and bring each client’s vision to life. She uses the company’s state-of-the-art Design Lab to lead clients through proprietary 360 Design Sessions which immerse them in their future spaces and allow for a truly collaborative and interactive design process, which Jessica has always promoted with her clients.


Jessica cut her teeth by devising beautiful and functional interiors for consumer goods companies, digital media movers and shakers, and boutique financial firms. Her career highlights include design projects for a wide array of clients that met unique business goals, integrated new workplace strategies, and delivered design that has had significant impact on clients’ company culture. She has created spaces for clients such as Indeed, Rent the Runway, McGraw-Hill, Rauxa, Pernod Ricard USA, ALM Media, and Citigroup, among many other innovative companies.


Jessica believes that true design inspiration is achieved with real collaboration within her group and with each client. She readily shares what she knows with the designers of Mancini, making mentoring and professional development a key component in her work.


A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, before joining Mancini Jessica worked with Spector Group, HLW International LLP, NELSON, Furnstahl & Simon Architects, and Conant Architects. She served as the 2009-2010 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) NY Chapter President.

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What Level is Your Design Business?