Dee Pleasants

Dee Pleasants

New York, NY, US



I'm a native New Yorker, but have lived and traveled across the country and around the world.  In my spare time I do volunteer and charity work for Materials for the Arts in Long Island City, the Greater New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The Hub Cultural Center located in Nassau, the Bahamas.  I enjoy digital photography, doll customization and illustrating in Flash.  I've recently taken on Woodworking as a hobby, the jigsaw is my favorite tool to use. 

My event photography has been featured in both The Bahamas Weekly  

and Bahamian Art & Culture

and my doll "Sadie" has her own blog


Discovery Communications, LLC, New York, New York, General Manager- Discovery Retail Cafes, LLC

●Support to the Business Manager and Director of Commerce, including P & L and traffic reporting.

●Bookkeeping to create accounting transparency between 3rd party management and the corporate offices.

●Coordinating facilities maintenance and service agreements in compliance with federal and state guidelines.

●Management of all online and Social Media.

Sep 2012 - current

Rockrose Development Corp., New York, NY, US, Executive Assistant

●Administrative support; taking meeting minutes, expense reporting and calendar management for the Executive Office, working directly with the President, CFO and COO

●Management and distribution of executive and confidential files, including facilitation of the employee yearly review process

●Facilitation and coordination of confidential staffing, working directly with headhunters

●Back-up/ relief to the Office Manager and Human Resources Director

●Miscellaneous creative projects using PowerPoint, Photoshop and InDesign

Jun 2009 - Jun 2011

STUDIOS Architecture, New York, NY, US, Office Manager

Office Manager
●Overseeing facilities maintenance, supply budget tracking and vendor management

●Management of the administrative and temporary staff, staffing analysis and Man Power projections

Office Coordinator
●Coordinating interoffice AIA CEU presentations and keeper of AIA documents

●Construction Administration

●Resource library management, organization, cataloging and updating

●Assisting Marketing with award submissions, RFP and RFQ submissions, client presentations, brochure layout design and branding adherence

●Project database and intranet administrator, responsible for updating awards and projects online and in printed marketing material

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, New York, NY, US, Executive Assistant

●Document control, budget tracking, expense reporting and calendar management for the Executive Office

●Event planning/management, responsible for venue planning, logistics and itinerary tracking

●Marketing content management for the Executive Office on the intranet and Internet of the website

●Cataloguing press releases

●Designing, printing and binding of quarterly reports for board meetings

Receptionist & Facilities Administrator
●Overseeing of facilities maintenance

●Supply budget tracking and vendor management for the organization working directly with Accounts Payable

Feb 2006 - May 2007

Emeril's Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL, US, Special Events Coordinator

●Management and facilitation of all aspects of events- vendors, budgeting and planning.

●Responsible for coordinating communication and budgeting between Chef de Cuisine, Sommelier and General Manager, working directly with the General Manager and client

●Relief for management, supervising office staff when manager was off duty

●Event menu layout design and printing

Jan 2005 - Feb 2006

Cyberservices B.V., Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Operations Manager

●Budget, vendor, event and website content management.

●Coordinating projects with designers, sales and marketing.

●Administrative support to the President and Chief Operating Officer working closely with both.

●Miscellaneous graphic design, thumbnail gallery design

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006

Adbit’s Advertising, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Design Intern

●Flash presentation design and updates for website and interactive presentations

●Image database administrator

●Photo retouching and print ad layout design

●Talent and location scout for photoshoots

Jan 2004 - Aug 2004


The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Bachelors, Multimedia Design & Computer Animation

Developed skills in fine arts and computer arts through practicing techniques with various mediums and software ranging from pencil sketching and painting to computer illustration with adobe programs and 3D design software and animation.

Oct 1998 - Mar 2001

Areas of Specialization