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Deborah Kanemasu Simmons 99 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851 Currently Relocating to CT No relocation assistance needed (540) 272-5166 Experience 1994-2009 DKRS Inc. Philadelphia, PA

a Performed daily data entry in Excel and financial database and upkeep of compa ny calendar and schedules. Handled administrative and correspondence tasks, in cluding research and negotiations with large accounts, general accounting and pa yroll. a Proficient in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks Financial Management Database, Adob e Illustrator Professional Series and Adobe Photoshop Professional Series. a Managed oral and written inquiries from attorneys, accountants and Federal and local government tax and wage agencies. a Handled all office functions including bill processing, accounts receivable, c ollections, extended communication with customers concerning problems or adjustm ents required, and credit card processing and account reconciliations. All data entry and analysis of payments, entering of invoices, batching and final month reconciliations. a Responsible for the management of customer service telephone calls. I maintai ned the highest possible level of attention to problems, inquiries and complaint s in relation to our customers. a Responsible for all scheduling and logistics for trade show calendar, travel, show details to include construction build out, decorators, merchandising, shipp ing and freight requirements. a Excel at research and problem solving in many areas, including international s ourcing and transportation logistics. a Worked closely with domestic and international magazine editors in writing pre ss releases that resulted in approximately 200 articles including photos and inf ormation about the DKRS, Inc. product lines. Publications included but not limi ted to; Harpers Bazaar, Southern Accents, Coastal Living, Gotham, Elle Dcor and front covers of three trade publications.

1989-1994 Apparel Design Service TX & CA a Spear Associates: Office Manager for apparel sales rep firm, to include custom er service calls, invoicing, arranging sales meetings, advertisement and brochur e design and illustration. a Vans Sportswear: Production Manager for new collection prototypes. Duties incl uded product tracking, management of production contracts and analysis of produc t specifications. a Serviced eighty-nine apparel manufacturing companies with their preproduction needs to include: apparel design, patternmaking, size grading, model fittings a nd extended consulting for companies with apparel fit standard problems. a Beebaas Creations: Designed and illustrated print marketing campaign for print in Womenas Wear Daily and California Apparel News. Designed graphics for print ed fabrics to be used in the manufacture of the apparel collection. a Body Glove Wetsuits and Surf Wear: Technical preproduction work for fit and co nstruction of wetsuit line. a Point Zero: Designed and illustrated camera-ready line of fabric prints. a Coors and Company: Advertisement design, illustration and copy writing for a c ollection of promotional apparel. a Bric McMann: Designed line of uniforms and illustrated advertisements for cosm etology industry.

a Kelly and Company: Designed and illustrated advertisements for the California Apparel Mart Catalog. Education a Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles, CA Associate of Arts, Fashion Design and Illustration a Kansas State University Manhattan, KS Fashion Design and Merchandising