Josh Larson / Virtual Explorer

torncanvas@gmail.com


Resumé

Freelance - 1999-Present

Projects:

  • Intel: CES 2012 Expo Booth (Unity3D, Windows)
  • Jaguar Land Rover: Expo Booth (Unity3D, Windows)
  • Mayo Clinic: Generative Art (Processing.js, Web)
  • Comedy Central: Krod Mandoon, The Rise of Dongalor (Flash, Web)
  • Columbia University: LIT2Quit (Unity3D, iOS)
  • little cloud: doodle cloud (Unity3D, iOS)
  • Might Blue Tree: Escape The Creeper (Unity3D, iOS)

Roles (varied):

  • Lead Programmer
  • Programmer
  • Motion Graphics Programmer
  • Technical Artist
  • Art Director
  • Production Artist/Animator
  • Graphic/Interface Designer


Weiv - May 2010-Present

Project: Weiv Platform (Unity3D, Mac)

Position: Co-Founder

Roles:

  • Visionary/Director
  • Scene Artist/Designer/Programmer
  • Art Director
  • Graphic/Interface Designer


Intuition Games - May 2007-June 2011

Project: Dinowaurs (Flash, Web)

Position: Co-Founder

Roles:

  • Production Artist/Animator
  • Level/Game Designer
  • Technical Artist


8monkey Labs - June 2005-July 2007

Project: Darkest of Days (Custom, Windows)

Position: Co-Founder

Roles:

  • Level/Pipeline Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • Art Director
  • The HR Department


Virtual Reality Applications Center - Early 2005-Mid 2005

Project: Military structure visualization

Position: Research Assistant

Roles:

  • 3D Lighting TD
  • 3D Modeler


Micoy Corporation - Mid 2004-Late 2004

Project: 3D T-Rex scene

Position: Intern

Roles:

  • 3D Lighting TD


Education


Iowa State University - Mid 2001-Mid 2005

BFA Art & Design, Minor in Entrepreneurship

Panorama High School - Mid 1997-Mid 2001

High School Diploma, Salutatorian

Iowa Central Community College - Mid 1999-Mid 2001

Cisco Certified Networking Academy Certification Training

Des Moines Area Community College - Mid 1998-Mid 2000

Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Advanced Visual Basic, Intro to C++


Awards


2004 Independent Games Festival, Student Finalist - Treefort Wars

2012 Startup Weekend - 1st Place (sole developer)

2010 Des Moines 48-Hour Film Project - Best Use of Graphics

2008 Des Moines 48-Hour Film Project - Best Use of Graphics

2001 ICCC CCNA Networking Competition - Winner