After receiving his BFA from SCAD, Josh started work in government contracting, creating graphics for courseware. He then moved into simulation training and project management. Later, he went on to work with Apache and P8-A maintenance trainers that were created in video game engines. While the work was technically challenging it was not creative in the least bit. To satisfy his creativity, he and his wife started a comic book, Dan in Space. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, the comic book was printed and published with great success. During that time Josh was also an Instructor at the Art Institute of Jacksonville, teaching many classes in the Media-Arts and Film department. Josh's creativity and wide range of skills, from illustration to video game development, make him a valuable member to the Sally design department.
What does your job entail?
We get to wear many hats here. It is great and never boring. I manage the media that goes into dark rides. Which entails coordinating with game developers, animation companies, ride manufactures, and interactive devices. I also design pre-visualization for ride concepts using Unreal Engine to create animation. I also get to design and render concepts for Ride Vehicles, Interactive Devices, and Show Action props. Going on site to see all these amazing assets come together to tell a great story is very rewarding.
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What is your favorite project?
Volkanu at Lost Island
What is your favorite park?
It would have to be Fiesta Texas. I worked there in high school drawing Caricatures. My favorite Park for Dark Rides would have to be Universal Studios.
What is your favorite Dark Ride?
What is your favorite 80's, 90's song or song in general?
80's: Gates of Steel by Devo. 90’s: Gates of Steel Covered by Skakin’ Pickle. In general: A Talk With Gorge by Johnathan Coulton.
If you could be any animal in the world what would it be?
The drummer in The Electric Mayhem.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to draw comic books. Which I did get to do! I created my own comic book series called Dan In Space. I was super fun and so much work. I would love to have it made into a movie someday.
What do you work toward in your free time?
I digitally sculpt masks and 3D print them.
Which storybook character do you relate to the most?
Ash from Evil Dead
What is your favorite sport?
Football, Go Jags!
What was your favorite TV show growing up?
What is your special talent?
What's next on your bucket list?
Travel the world, but I kind of get to do that for work.