The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
After receiving a BA from Macalester College in Studio Art (a cross-media degree including painting, film and installation art), Joshua worked on several independent and Hollywood films, before joining The Science Museum of Minnesota to teach game programming, animation and digital comic art. As New Media Manager of the museum he created educational multimedia to compliment Imax films, traveled to Turkey several times as a documentary videographer, and worked with researchers from MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of London to produce interactive media for an exhibit about artificial intelligence and robotics.
In addition to his museum work, Joshua has been a Maya and python programming instructor at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design as well as other Twin Cities area colleges. Other freelance work included a background animation for pop singer Sheryl Crow's national concert tour, Wildflower.
Joshua studied two semesters of his Masters of Entertainment Technology degree in Adelaide, Australia, as a member of the pioneering first Building Virtual Worlds class in Adelaide, and as a co-producer and designer for the Game Sketching project. In the spring of '07 he worked on the Fashion Designer project as a technical artist helping develop real-time cloth simulation for games. His final semester was spent as the technical and artistic lead on the XO Games project, designing games for children in developing countries for the One Laptop per Child Association's XO Laptop.
He is currently seeking a position in the game industry as an interactive proto-typer. He is passionate about creating beautiful, immersive experiences that have meaningful positive impact on people's lives.