Natalie Gioia

Natalie Gioia

Asbury Park, NJ, US



Passionate and self-motivated Interior Designer with over 10 years experience in Project Management currently seeking an interior design position within a multi-facet design firm to contribute my experiences, skills and ideas. Looking for growth and advancement within a positive company culture. Well-organized, detailed, and creative with ability to multi-task in a time sensitive environment, while exhibiting flexibility and resourcefulness in adapting to the changing complexity of business.


Gioia N Design, Asbury Park, Interior Designer

• Provide AutoCAD/construction documentation, space-planning & selections to designers on varying projects
• Manage business operations, develop marketing & design residential & commercial projects

Dec 2012 - current

Robert Legere Design, Asbury Park, NJ, US, Interior Designer

Residential Design Build Firm Specializing in Kitchen & Bath Design

• Designed & managed up to 20 assigned residential projects with budgets up to 250K & consisting of, but not limited to, kitchen & bath renovations
• Contributed to company’s bottomline by successfully managing design, purchasing & project demands under exorbitant turnaround times & project workload
• Contributed to increase in profit by tracking productivity against existing design fees per project
• Recognized for detailed construction drawings, organization & transformation of design team’s tracking documentation

• Construction Documents, Plans & Elevations, Space Planning, FF&E, Finishes & Materials, Sourcing & Purchasing, Client Contracts, Client Needs Assessment & Resolution, Client & Vendor Relations, Project Management

Apr 2013 - Jun 2015

NFC Amenity Management, Asbury Park, NJ, US, Marketing Coordinator

Lifestyle Management Company of Amenities in Varying Property Types

• Managed corporate office relocation & designed new office furniture plan
• Assisted in-house Design Director with bidding process for a community center renovation for NY townhouse condominium community
• Contributed to increase in sales for business development team & increased employee retention by developing training manuals for various company positions
• Generated over 1,000 new sales leads by researching property developers/builders new real estate developments
• Managed & obtained up to 50 licenses & permits for a variety of property locations
• Increased office organization & productivity by developing & implementing new business procedures & systems
• Redesigned presentations for both in-house & client meetings

• Organization, Marketing, Sales, Office Administration, Human Resources

Jul 2008 - Sep 2012

Manning Design Group, Ocean Grove, NJ, US, Design Associate

Residential & Commercial Design Firm

• Assisted Principal Designer in space planning, furniture & finish selections, purchasing & staging for residential & commercial design clients
• Coordinated deliveries & client, vendor & subcontractor meetings
• Managed office & library organization

• Plans & Elevations, Space Planning, Finishes & Materials, Sourcing & Purchasing, Client & Vendor Relations, Organization, Office Administration

Oct 2007 - Nov 2008

Snelling Staffing, Woodbridge, NJ, US, Business Development Manager

Employment Agency Providing Staffing to Variety of Industries

• Identify & Qualified Prospected Business Accounts within Allocated Area
• Analyzed Client Needs & Opportunities
• Conducted Sales Meetings with Potential Clients by Discussing Services and Solutions to Their Staffing Needs
• Developed New Business Accounts
• Maintained Existing Business Relations

Jul 2006 - Sep 2007

Creative Designs International/Jakks Pacific, Feasterville, PA, US, Product/Project Manager

Multi-Brand Toy Manufacturer Company Supplying Product Throughout the World with Licensing Agreements with Disney

• Conceptualized, developed & maintained new & existing product lines for the International Disney Store Division of licensed toy manufacturer
• Worked directly with international buyers to develop & procure product, create packaging & finalize pricing for shipment of product to stores
• Maintained product integrity & value by managing product costs & sourcing

• Product & Project Management, Client & Vendor Relations, Brand Management, Marketing & Sales, Sourcing

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

Alco Industries, Inc., Cranbury, NJ, US, Senior Product Development Manager

Consumer Product Manufacturer Supplying Across the US to Various Retail Distributors

• Conceptualized & developed new high-end product lines (housewares & home decor) for consumer product manufacturer for various retail distributors, as well as affordable & exclusive products for Wal-Mart
• Managed & maintained product integrity & value for over 150 skus by working directly with factories & providing merchandizing solutions with buyers
• Collaborated with Executive VP & Analysts to determine specific requirements of each retailer based on consumer demographics & preferences, as well as competition & individual store traits
• Evaluated market & product specifications to confirm product feasibility & cost required to set retails at market value while meeting corporate profit margins
• Ensured products met company & buyer development objectives & safety standards
• Exceeded company’s annual sale’s goal during rookie sales presentation
• Sourced new international vendors while maintaining existing vendor relations
• Created trend guides to increase buyer relations & sales
• Assisted with trade shows & showroom merchandizing

• Product & Project Management, Client & Vendor Relations, Brand Management, Marketing & Sales, Sourcing

Jun 2002 - Apr 2005


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Sep 2007 - May 2012

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Sep 1996 - Dec 2000


Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship Nominee, Nomination


NYSID Study Abroad Scholarship to London, Scholarship


ASID New York Metro Chapter Education Legacy Fund Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization