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

Jeff Hanna
Principal Technical Artist

Tim Wasson
Principal Artist

Tracy Becker
Accounting Administrator

Laurel Brown
Associate UX Researcher

Will Alberts
Senior Programmer

Mike Flavin
Principal Programmer

Stephen Quirk
Principal Artist

Connor Kurtz
Associate Technical Animator

Jonathan Crompton
Associate Programmer

Devin Barkley
Senior Help Desk Manager

Nathan Turner
Principal Technical Artist

Dave Andsager
Principal Programmer

Damien Allen
Senior Designer

Jeff Slutter
Principal Programmer

JA Campbell
Associate Writer