Resume of Credentials
Awards and Achievements
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David S. Ramsay
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
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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Resume: 1986~1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001~Current
12/20/99 Anime Convention Personalities of the Week
Images. Kevin Lillard's Anime Convention Personalities of the Week. "David & Kimberly"
12/4/99 29th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk, Alexandria, VA
Exhibited our costumes: Pokémon "Pika Sweet & Charmander"
Fall '99 Quarterly Magazine Uchusen
Image. Comic-Con International 1999 Report. "Kikko-Man & Keiko Ramen"
11/27~28/99 US-Japan Expo in Los Angeles, CA
Exhibited our costumes: Pokémon "Poliwhirl & Charmander" and "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle" in the Children's PlayLand area.
11/99 Comic-Con International '99, San Diego, CA
Image. Update 3. "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle"
10/29/99 Horror / Kung-Fu Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Appearance on the Horror Kung-Fu Theatre Halloween Special. "Ramen Rumble"
Trophy: First Place Couple's Dance Contest, presented by "The Nightshadow."
10/28/99 The Roseanne Show, Hollywood, CA
Appearance on the Haunted Halloween Show (aired on 10/29/99). "Z-RAM v.3.0 & Great Saiyaman 2"
Tied for First Place Scream Contest, presented by "Witchy" Roseanne.
10/99 Animage Magazine
Image. AnimeExpo 1999 Report. "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle"
8/27/99 Mandarake U.S.A. Grand Opening, Torrance, CA
Exhibited our costumes: Pokémon "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle" (10am-Noon) and Dragon Ball Z "The Hame-Kame Twins" (2-4pm).
8/99 Anime Web Turnpike: Last Exit Before Toll
Article. "August 1999: Convention Pages" by Ryan Matthews
EX: The Online World of Anime & Manga
(vol.4, issue 5)
Image. AnimeExpo 1999 Report. "Ramen Rumble"
8/14/99 Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA
For Costume Most Derivative of, or Likely to Inspire, a Troma Movie, presented by Troma. "Ramen Rumble"
Best Anime Costumes, presented by SyCo Distribution.
7/20/99 The Los Angeles Times
Article. "Into the Night: Expo-sure to the Art of Animation," photographs by Alex Garcia. "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle"
7/19/99 The Downtown Gazzette
Article. "Business Beat" by Kurt Helin
Images. AnimeExpo 1999 Live Broadcast. "Ramen Rumble"
7/99 AnimeExpo, Anaheim, CA
Trophy: Best Food Fight. "Ramen Rumble"
Judges Award, presented by Anime Pavilion. "Ramen Rumble"
7/15/99 The Orange County Register
Interview. "Anime obsessives love to live the roles of their cartoon heroes" by Leslie Gornstein.
Photographs by Michael Kitada. "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle and Z-RAM Bytes the Dust"
4/99 Horror / Kung-Fu Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Appearance on Sixth Anniversary Horror Kung-Fu Theatre Special. "The Hame-Kame Twins"
1/99 Chibi-Pop Manga (Vol. 1, No. 4, page 65)
Otaku Fan Contest Award, presented by Chibi-Pop Manga. "Hikaru-chan"
Resume: 1986~1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001~Current
California State University: Long Beach
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
Apparel Design and Merchandising
Certificate program: Flat Patterning, Industrial Pattern Making, Fashion Illustration.
San Francisco State University
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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