My name is Josh and I like making awesome stuff, working with super smart people, and playing outside.
I have loved design since I first painted a self-portrait of myself as a fighter jet pilot in kindergarten (What can I say? Top Gun was a really influential movie for a 4 year old). My parents are to blame really, for never calling my bluff when I would say, “I am going to draw cartoons when I grow up.” In hindsight, maybe I should have shot for fighter jet pilot… In any case, Mom and Dad had no objections and the rest is history.
After putting in the man-hours in art school at NBCC Miramichi, I built a diverse resume including work on film, documentaries, and cartoons. A chance meeting with an old friend springboarded my transition into video games at a Nova Scotia studio, where I worked for 8 years and shipped a few millions units.
Fast forward to winter (and let’s be clear CANADIAN WINTER) 2012 – a job posting for Bump Networks in Maui pops up. I say to my wife Lisa, “We should move to Maui.” Lisa says, “Heck yes! It would be so nice to surf without wetsuits!” I applied for the position with, of course, an info-graphic (picture) resume. Not long after, I was taking up residence on the island looking for my first real shark fistfight.
Now I get to live and work in beautiful Maui with a team of absolute stars. I am super excited to be part of the Bump family, making cool products and helping people bring their ideas to life. I will also make sure that we have a lot of fun in the process. Lock up your whiteboards and hide the markers cause I’m coming for them.