1. Dan Laws
● Successful business owner since 2004, manufacturing replica and prototype costumes.
● Increased sales and market shares by 30% that extend across all 50 states and over 30 countries.
● Developed highly detailed customized costumes to meet customers’ requirements.
● Committed to continual new product development and manufacturing process improvement.
● Exceeded in relationship building and customer satisfaction with a diverse clientele world-wide.
● Achieved and maintain a top tier reputation in the industry.
● Established a brand name and implemented a system of manufacturing and franchise operation.
● Lead costume designer for Emii music video: “Time to move on”.
● Costume fabrication supervisor for Advocare promotional ad campaign.
● Lead costume designer for Emii Comic-Con premier.
Bachelor of Art in Applied Art
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Owner of Replica and prototype movie costume manufacturing
Imperial Armor – Vancouver, WA January 2004 to present
Creative Product Development
● Design custom wearable costume armor that targets a variety of customers.
● Manage product aesthetic and function during product design, engineering and development
● Strong knowledge of model-building techniques and experience with all relevant materials.
● Conceptualize in 3D with mechanical ability to develop patterns, starting with minimal item
● Manufacture plastic parts groups that comprise complete sets.
● Committed to continual product improvement through design development.
● Ability to interpret clients’ designs to develop a functioning prototype.
● Oversee work schedules and staffing in order to meet production without missing deadlines.
● Effective interpersonal skills and a respect for people of all backgrounds and nationalities.
● Utilize a management style of empowerment, support, and assertiveness in meeting deadlines.
● Organize and motivate work force by building a team-oriented environment.
● Optimize operations and reduce overhead by simplifying the manufacturing process.
● Work directly with customers and vendors on item construction to meet aesthetic, function, schedule, and
● Create custom tooling to increase efficiency in the manufacturing process.
● Minimize defects through tight quality control.