World-Known Design Maven to Share Business Secrets

Interior designer Anthony Baratta will speak at the college on April 28.

Renowned interior designer Anthony Baratta is headed to campus on Tuesday, April 28 to explain how the marketing and management skills that landed his work on the covers of Architectural Digest, House and Garden and other esteemed publications are integral to any business, regardless of industry.

Baratta will speak from 4-5 p.m. in De La Salle Hall, room 300 as part of a lecture organized by the Manhattan College Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship Clubs. He will share with students the experiences that span 30 years and can be found in numerous international and national design magazines, as well as described in two books he co-wrote with William Diamond, his partner at the design firm, Diamond Baratta Design. The first is titled, Diamond Baratta Design, and the second, All American.

The now-revered artist was once a student like any of those at Manhattan.

“Baratta began as an intern while attending Fordham University,” says Management Club president Max Pietrzak ’16. “[The lecture] is a chance to hear from someone who has become very successful in life but started off in the same position as many of the students here at Manhattan.”

Fellow club member Amanda Butler ’16 agrees. “As a management major, I love to see how individuals with many diverse backgrounds work and create businesses that allow them to do what they love as a career,” she says.

Butler also highlights the importance of heeding advice from other professionals when it comes to career building. “It’s so valuable to listen to experienced people and to get information on the steps they took to succeed,” she added.

The event is open to Manhattan College students and faculty members. View more information about the event or contact the Manhattan College Management Club at

MC Staff