Josie’s mission is to use her God given gifts and talents for the
benifit of others and distribute profits back into society.
ForJosie Cicero, creativity is all about finding the full expression of who you are. She always says people who are creative can do anything that involves passion. All that really changes are the tools you use. For example, a paint brush, spoon or measuring tape . In Josie’s creative quest, she has taken on the roles of Fine Artist, Interior Designer, Furniture Designer, Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Colorist, Stylist, and Owner of an Interior Design Firm, JJ Associates Design, Inc. and a Floor Covering Firm, The Art of Flooring by JJ, Inc.
Josie brings this same passion and creativity into products and services designed to transform interior spaces. She brings 20 years of rich experience as a residential and commercial interior designer and is considered an expert at resolving construction issues while keeping budgets and schedules on track. For more information visit www.jjdesigninc.com.
Josie also owns The Art of Flooring by JJ, Inc., a floor covering contracting company that supplies, manufactures floor covering products and installation services for 19 years. She is considered a flooring expert.
FINE ARTS + FASHION
Josie has painted portraits, abstracts for businesses, and restored statues for the Catholic Church. She is an independent clothing designer for various garment manufacturers. Commissioned by famous ballerina Mikhail Baryshnikov’s production house to create an exercise clothing line that was converted into a hand-painted, 5 foot wall art piece.
Josie’s custom designs below include hand painted purse and shoes. She was inspired by a Vogue cover of Lady Gaga wearing a couture gown. From that inspiration, Josie designed a dining room chair trimmed in shark teeth for Lady Gaga. She designed JJ Design logo, designed and project managed a residential dining room and custom kitchen. She creates original art and reproduces pieces from the great renaissance experts.
JOSIE'S TOMATO SAUCE
You can’t keep Josie out of the kitchen either. Like a true Italian, she’s always creating. Learn more about Josie's journey and how she became an outstanding Italian cook....
At the age of 10 my grandmother (NaNa) invited me to come inside the house to learn how to make pizza. I had no interest in learning how to cook since I was dedicated to being a tomboy and cooking was not part of my image. However, I did listen to my NaNa and participated in making homemade pizza. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the experience so much that I began to visit every woman in my family that cooked and observed their cooking style. I learned about the ingredients they used and the methods they applied in creating dishes. I began to develop my own style and flavors and began to participate in the family celebrations with dishes of my own. To my surprise, they were well received by all the members of my family. I continued my efforts in the kitchen and found that my friends wanted to partake in my food as well, so I began to have pizza parties. I would invite 10 people; however, 30 or more people would show up. The word was out.....Josie's making pizza!
Throughout the years, I've perfected my tomato sauce, making it from scratch and only using the best ingredients from Italy. One batch of sauce takes up to a week to complete. Being the Italian woman that I am we always make more food then needed, so I began to give away jars of sauce to friends and clients. Again to my surprise, my clients started to negotiate jars of sauce in exchange for professional business services. In fact, one multimillion-dollar client now insists that for every jar of sauce delivered, he exchanges one new building project up for redesign!
Those who have been fortunate enough to sop up Josie's sauce in their pasta already expect their best-kept-secret to get out once interested investors come on board. If you’re really smart, see if you can finagle a jar of her sauce when you call her about a project!
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