Josh Barends


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

Keith Self-Ballard
Principal Artist

Tim Wasson
Principal Artist

Jeff Keely
Senior Programmer

Mitri Vanichtheeranont
Principal Technical Artist

Robert Evinger
Senior Tech Designer

Matt Boynton
Principal Designer

Eric Warman
Senior Artist

Darren Dienst
Sr. Designer

Rusty Sempsrott
Principal Designer

Mike Freemon
Principal Programmer

Seth Hawk
Senior Artist

Andy Kelts
Senior Technical Artist

George Sokol
Senior Artist

Trever Daniels
Technical Artist

Devin Barkley
Senior Help Desk Manager