Manuel Diaz

Manuel Diaz

New York, NY, US



I have established a solid work history encompassing a variety of diverse environments. I have experience in corporate, residential, hospitality and retail design, styling for photo-shoots, project management and presentation boards. My work ethic is founded on a "what-ever-it-takes" attitude and diligent persistence to ensure all projects are completely fulfilled to the utmost.



Manuel Diaz Interior Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Miami, FL, Principal/Interior Designer

Services span all phases of design from the initial consultation to the post installation evaluation
including; inventory, managing the bidding process and coordination of contractors. Provide a full range of services in residential, retail, commercial, hospitality and relocation interior design, design and interior merchandising of model homes.

Jan 1998 - current

H&M Hennes & Mauritz, New York, NY, US, Senior Store Planner/CAD Super User

Plan and design Black and Flagship Stores, while maintaining the H&M aesthetic.
Manage a group of 6 designers. Troubleshoot, educate and research all AutoCAD related situations.
Visit stores throughout construction to confirm that they were being built to H&M standards and are ADA compliant.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2011

Ralph Lauren Corporation, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer/CAD Manager

Lead designer on Flagship properties. Spearheaded Design and visual commerciality of stores like,
Barvikha, Russia, Tretyakovsky Passage, Russia and Omotesando, Tokyo. Part of team that created the Ralph Lauren “Rugby” aesthetic. Constructed and managed block libraries. Created and maintained CAD standards. Provided CAD support to the entire department. Researched Autodesk and Adobe products for department wide upgrade.

Jul 2005 - Jul 2008


The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Bachelors of Science in Interior Design

Jan 2000 - Sep 2002

Areas of Specialization