Resume of Credentials
Awards and Achievements


Costume Artist

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David S. Ramsay

Professional Experience

 3/99-Current, theJ.A.S.P.E.R. Cosplay Closet, Long Beach, CA
Formed custom costume business
to provide high-quality, creative and unique personally designed costumes, inspired by anime, manga and game characters for individuals of all ages and body types, at affordable prices and with careful crafting.
A California Corporation: theJ.A.S.P.E.R. Cosplay Closet, Inc.

The Cosplay Closet booth at AnimeExpo 1999.

 6/96-8/98, Prop'er Effects & Studio Manufacturing, Culver City, CA

Starship Troopers (Sony/Tri-Star, 1997).  Assisted in the manufacture of "Mobile Infantry" armor and helmets.  On location at "Camp Curie" set and Sony "Bug Tunnels" to inventory, maintenance/repair and issue props to extras.
Double Team (Columbia Pictures, 1997).  Helped design and fabricate working "ball" parachute to be used for CGI effect.
Aliens Resurrection (20th Century Fox, 1997).  Miscellaneous set dressings.
Batman & Robin (Warner Bros., 1997).  Assisted in the manufacture of Mr. Freeze's henchmen's spiked skates.
The Postman (Warner Bors., 1997).  Assisted in the manufacture of post-apocalyptic mail.
Phantoms (Miramax Films, 1998).  Helped design and fabricate gorgets for biohazard suits.
Sleepwalkers (11/1/97, NBC, Saturdays @ 9pm.).  Designed and fabricated beveled interior cushions for sleep chambers.
VISA Commercial (1998).  Helped pattern and fabricate outer skin for 12-foot elephant to be used in a Super Bowl XXXII first quarter VISA commercial: "An Elephant and Me".  Click here for a pic.

 10/98-3/99, The Good Guys! Audio and Video Electronics,
 Huntington Beach, CA
Job Title: Video Sales: Commissioned sales of audio & video electronics.

 9/92-10/98, The Good Guys! Audio and Video Electronics,
 Emeryville, Berkeley, Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach, CA
Job Title: Customer Service Representative: Assisting the Floor Sales Team.

 9/92-2/93, Alanco Manufacturing
Job Title: Research and Development:  Development of voice interactive robotic toys.

 5/88-8/92, Maryland Institute, College of Art: Security Department
Job Title: Emergency Shift Supervisor:  Observed and maintained order on campus grounds.  Assisted people and answered phones. Provided "Rover" service and day Escort Van to students. Maintained "Incident Report" files on Macintosh computer for campus distribution.

 4/91-8/92, Desert Vision Studios
 4400 El Conquistador Pkwy., Suite 12, Bradenton, FL 34210
Job Title: Assistant Video Editor:  Assisted Robert R. Gerhart, Director, in location lighting and filming, pre-production and post-production editing.

 9/86-5/92, Maryland Institute, College of Art
Audio/ Visual Media Services Department.

Job Title: Projectionist:  Operation and maintenance of video cameras, players and recorders, plus film and slide projectors.  Filmed and edited "Ready -Set-Read", a children's educational video tape for Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke.

Here are a few of the awards you will find listed below.
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Achievements 1998
Resume:  1986~1996,  1997,  1998,  1999,  2000,  2001~Current

12/98 Dragon's Lair Anime Magazine

Interview and photos.  "Cosplay" by Marie Mortensen.  "The Hame-Kame Twins"

Dragon's Lair Anime no.4, pages 20 & 21

10/30/98 The Extreme Gong Show, Hollywood, CA

Appearance on the Extreme Gong Halloween 1998 Special.  Live for East-coast audience.  "Z-RAM Bytes the Dust"

EX: The Online World of Anime & Manga
(vol.3, issue 4)

Images.  AnimeExpo 1998 Report. "The Hame-Kame Twins"

MixxZine Online

Image.  AnimeExpo 1998 Report. "The Hame-Kame Twins"

9/98 AX Magazine

Image.  AnimeExpo 1998 Report. "The Hame-Kame Twins"

AX Magazine no.6, page 150

9/98 Animerica Magazine

Image.  AnimeExpo 1998 Report.  "The Hame-Kame Twins"

Animerica vol.6, no.9, page 14

8/15/98 Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA

Best Anime Costumes, presented by SyCo Distribution.  "The Hame-Kame Twins"

Their Favorite Entry, presented by Comic Gallery Stores.

8/98 The Sci-Fi Channel

Appearance on the Masters of Fantasy Television Special: The Anime Animators.  "Char Aznable and Hikaru-chan"

7/4/98 The Orange County Register

Interview from AnimeExpo 1998.  "Drawn into a Fantasy World" by Leslie Gornstein

OCR Article

AnimeExpo 1998 Memories

Image.  AnimeExpo 1998 Report.  "The Hame-Kame Twins"

7/4/98 AnimeExpo, Anaheim, CA

Trophy: Best Presentation.  "The Hame-Kame Twins"

Resume:  1986~1996,  1997,  1998,  1999,  2000,  2001~Current


 California State University: Long Beach
Personal Growth
Graduate Theatre Department
California Repertory Company
Master of Fine Arts program: Costume Design, Technical Emphasis, Theatre and Costume Shop experience, Teachers' assistant for Sewing 101 class, Tailoring.

 College of Alameda: California, East Bay
Personal Growth
Apparel Design and Merchandising
Certificate program: Flat Patterning, Industrial Pattern Making, Fashion Illustration.

 San Francisco State University
Personal Growth
Japanese Language

 Maryland Institute, College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graduated May, 1992

Major: General Sculptural Studies
Areas of development: Wood (lathing, joining), Metal (jewelry, casting, lost-wax, ceramic shell, arc welding, MIG, TIG), Ceramics (wheel, kiln, glaze), Fibers (loom, off-loom, silk-screen, dying, paper, printing).

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