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

Doug Nelson
Senior Designer

Chris Helvig
Principal Programmer

Paul Mattione
Sr. Programmer

JA Campbell
Associate Writer

John Lynch
Principal Programmer

Marc Kirkland
Senior Artist

Justin Heath
Senior Programmer

Stephen Tobias
Senior Programmer

Alicia McCoy
QA Analyst

Derek Wade
QA Analyst

Krishnan Sarkar
Associate Programmer

Scott Honningford
Senior Programmer

Seth Hawk
Senior Artist

Casey Fish
Helpdesk Technician

Chris Bruce
Senior Technical Animator