Josh Barends

Associate Animator

Birthed in the humid wetlands of Louisiana, Josh has always had a passion for art, music, and all things nerd. After studying art several years at southeastern Louisiana university and touring across the gulf coast drumming in bands, he decided to further pursue his passion for art and animation. Two years later finding himself in Orlando, FLĀ  graduating as valedictorian at Full Sail University and continuing with an internship of extended studies in the motion capture pipeline.

He joined Volition as an animator shortly after the release of Saint’s Row IV and has been joshin’ around with the Volitionites here in Champaign, IL ever since.

Other Staff Members

Mike Freemon
Principal Programmer

Jeffrey Bielawski

Phil Alexander
Senior Programmer

Bryan Mentock

Greg Donovan
Senior Producer

Darren Dienst
Sr. Designer I

Michael Ambrose
HR Generalist

Collin Hasken
Associate Programmer

Jordan Ajlouni

Troy Williams
Senior Artist

Ev Religioso
Principal Artist

Mitch Cronin
Associate Producer

Damien Allen
Senior Designer

Larry Gates
Audio Designer

Michael Schamer