Who am I?

Personal Details

  • Name: Gabriel Fantauzzi
  • Nationality: Citizen of the United States of America
  • Based: Greater New York Area
  • Email: gfantauzzi22@gmail.com

 

Professional Profile

I am a creative and energetic professional offering 25 years of experience working in fast paced environments where solid organizational skills are required to manage staff, customers, contractors, budgeting, schedules and all financial aspects of projects.

I have achieved professional success as a self-starter with extensive client service experience and stong communication skills . Articulate, confident and personable, with a creative resourcefulness and the ability to problem solve under pressure, I am a professional that customers and partners can depend on.

Having managed projects globally has given me a wide range of experience, knowledge and the versatility to function with confidence that the level of excellence expected can be met. I consider myself a “jack of all trades” and an expert motivated by a consistent drive for excellence.

Personal Snapshot

I am a native New Yorker with a passion for art and design. After graduating High School I started a custom painting business.  What started out as an invite to help a friend to paint a mural in a customer's home, grew into a small business with 16+ employees, providing custom painting and faux finishes throughout the tri-state area.

In 2000 I was involved in a near fatal accident. I was left wheelchair bound as a result of my injuries. Not knowing to what extent I would recover from my injuries and having a family to support, I decided to attend college for the first time. As a result I earned an eduation that would allow me to transition to a new professional career.

My successes and growth have come from carrying the same attitude in my carrer that allowed me to make a full recovery from an accident I was given a 90% chance of not recovering from. Whether in life or in my career I believe that it always only a challenge and so I say "bring it on!"

My Professional Background

work Experience

2010 - Present

Starwood
Hotels & resorts

global Brand Design - all brands
Event Production Manager
Senior project manager
Special projects manager

 

Manage and oversee all design and production phases from conceptualization through execution for a wide range of high-profile events.

• Prioritize and manage deliverables across multiple large-scale projects and teams.
• Meet with project lead Senior Creative Directors to develop and deliver solutions for seamless event management, from creating schedules to troubleshooting scope and budget changes to ensuring impeccable execution.
• Manage all phases of project development and implementation, ensuring all event deliverables are on brand, on time and within budget.
• Work with and mentor brand project managers to develop and oversee project plans, timetable and milestones for all event deliverables.
• Collaborate with senior brand stakeholders, venue managers and outside agencies, to negotiate production contracts.
• Negotiate and manage the design and installation of spatial interactive digital elements at Starwood’s Global Headquarters in Stamford and at its Starlab New York Offices.

2007 - 2010

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS

design manager
Graphic design
interior design

 

Select Design Works Include:

• 15 in-property themed installations seasonally over three years at more than 60 W Hotel properties globally. (2007-2010)
• W Hotels Worldwide VIP Lounge at Bryant Park NY for three seasons. (2007-2010)
• W Hotels Worldwide Fall Fashion Week Travel Glam-themed VIP Lounge at Bryant Park, NY. (2007)
• Environmental experience for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair / Aloft Hotels and LG Haussy event at
   Milk Studios NY. (2010)
• W Vieques private guest arrivals area paint scheme. (2010)
• Award-winning W Hotels artwork and parade float for the NYC Pride Parade. (2008, 2009)
• Content and formats for a wide range of style guides for interiors, botanicals and styling. (2007-2010)

1988 - 2001

Fantauzzi Professional Taping and Painting
For Walls

owner & operator

 

Owner & Operator

• Founded and managed a company dedicated to artistic furniture & wall finishes, faux finishes, decorative murals, interior paint design and layout.
• Directed all day-to-day business functions, transactions and personnel management, including payroll administration.
• Specialized in artistic furniture and wall faux finishes, decorative murals, interior paint design, layout and color consultation.

My Education

Education

SUNY Purchase University

PURCHASE, NY
BACHELORS IN FINE ARTS

School Profile

Purchase College has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition. The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges ranked Purchase as one of the "Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges,” and a Tier 1 National Liberal Arts College, while Kiplinger's Personal Finance names Purchase College as a Best Value College for 2016. Graduates of Purchase College rank among the most famous, the most successful, and the most satisfied. Purchase University graduates are also among the most sought after—by businesses, social organizations, and cultural institutions throughout the country.

Westchester
Community College

Valhalla, NY
Visual Arts Associates Degree

School Profile

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

What I’m best at

Skills & Knowledge

Software

Adobe Photoshop 95%
Adobe Illustrator95%
Adobe Indesign95%
Microsoft Office Suite95%

 

Language Skills

English
spanish

 

 competencies

  • • Skilled at simultaneous multiple project management.
  • • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, solution-oriented mindset.
  • • Flexible with tight deadlines and last minute revisions.
  • • Strong communication and customer handling skills.
  • • Production management structure and goal setting.
  • • Skillful contract negotiator.

select works

Portfolio

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    VARICK STREET
    STARWOOD DESIGN CENTER

    New York, NY - USA

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    '09 FALL FASHION WEEK W HOTELS VIP LOUNGE

    New York, NY - usa

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    ST. REGIS & LUXURY COLLECTION GM SUMMIT

    Doha - uae

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    STARlab
    Starwood DESIGN CENTER

    new york, ny - usa

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    STARPOINT
    STARWOOD HEADQUARTERS

    stamford, CT - usa

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    '11 IHIF STARWOOD SUITE

    berlin - germany

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    W HOTELS
    HOLIDAY INITIATIVE

    Global

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    W VIEQUES GUEST AIRPLANE PAINT DESIGN

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    '08 FALL FASHION WEEK W HOTELS VIP LOUNGE

    New york, ny - usa

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    W hotels
    boat design

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    w hotels
    10 YEARS OF WINNOVATIONS
    T-SHIRT SET designs

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    '11 SPRING FASHION WEEK EXHIBITION SPACE

    New york, ny - usa

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    '09 W HOTELS HOLIDAY
    PILLOW SET design

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    '10 NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE W HOTELS bell closing

    new york, ny - usa

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    W HOTELS "CHANDELIER-ESQUE" GRAPHIC design

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    '08 SPRING FASHION WEEK W HOTELS VIP LOUNGE

    new york, ny - usa

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    NEW YORK CITY PRIDE PARADE BANNER designs

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    '10 SPRING FASHION WEEK W HOTELS VIP LOUNGE

    new york, ny - usa

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    SCOTTSDALE W SALES CENTER ENTRANCE GRAPHIC design

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    W HONOLULU MODEL ROOM
    GRAPHIC designs

    Honolulu - hawaii

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    MISC W GRAPHIC designs

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    '12 STARWOOD ITB
    exhibition BOOTH

    berlin - germany

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    W HOTELS NAD
    OWNERS CONFERENCE

    chicago, Il - usa

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    LE MERIDIEN GM SUMMIT

    istanbul - turkey

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    W HOTELS GM SUMMIT

    austin, texas - usa

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    STARWOOD
    OWNERS COUNCIL MEETING

    scottsdale, az - usa

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    WESTIN GM SUMMIT

    hilton head, nc - usa

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    WESTIN GM SUMMIT

    boston, mass - usa

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    '09 FALL FASHION WEEK W HOTELS VIP LOUNGE

    paris - france

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    '10 FALL FASHION WEEK EXHIBITION SPACE

    new york, ny - usa

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    '12 FALL FASHION WEEK EXHIBITION SPACE

    new york, ny - usa

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    LE MERIDIEN
    A PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNEY

    philadelphia, pa - usa

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    '12 IHIF STARWOOD SUITE

    berlin - germany

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    '13 DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE
    W HOTELS

    paris - france

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    '14 STARWOOD NAD SALES OPERATIONS MEETING

    San diego, ca - usa

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    '15 IHIF STARWOOD SUITE

    berlin - germany

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    SHERATON SITUATION ROOM

    new york, ny - usa

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    W HOTELS POP UP SOUND SUITE

    new york, ny - usa

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    STARWOOD NORTH AMERICA TRADESHOW BOOTH

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