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

Greg Moudy
Sr. Technical Artist

Jim Boone
Studio Development Director

Camden Bayer
Senior Designer

James Hague
Principal Designer

Susan Cenci
Principal Artist

Scott Holzknecht
Associate Programmer

Jeffrey Bielawski

Matt Boynton
Principal Designer

Chris Neihengen
Principal Programmer

Mike Watson
Sr. Community Developer

Casey Fish
Helpdesk Technician

Marc Kirkland
Senior Artist

Brian Traficante
Principal Artist

Chad Dodson
QA Analyst

Darren Dienst
Sr. Designer