Josh Hirshfield is an award winning Game Designer and Developer with 4+ years of experience working in AAA, Indie, and Educational games spaces. He has shipped 5 games on multiple platforms.
His work has been exhibited at the Game Developer's Conference, Waffle Games 6.0, ConnectiCon, CT Festival of Indie Games, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's GameFest, and many more.
Work History
    CEO and Founder
        Pyrebug Studios
        Jan 2019 – Present

    3D Game Artist
        March 2022 - August 2022

    Graduate Teaching Assistant
        New York University
        September 2022 - May 2023

    Internal Project Manager, Composer, Developer
        Neag School of Education
        Aug 2020 – Present

    President and Founder
        UConn Game Development Club
        Sep 2018 – May 2021​​​​​​​

    Unity C# WebGL Developer
        Kids Draw Free
        August 2020 to December 2020

    Virtual Reality Research Assistant
        University of Connecticut
        January 2019 - May 2019

    University of Oxford
        Film Digitization, Restoration and Categorization
        June 2016 – July 17

    Master's of Fine Arts in Game Design
        New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
        Sep 21 – May 2023

    Bachelor's of Arts in Digital Media & Design, c. Game Design
        University of Connecticut
        Aug 17 – May 2021

Notable Awards
        "Excellence in Design"
               RPI GameFest 2023
        "Best in Game Feel"
               RPI GameFest 2018
        Terrorism: Scourge of the Earth
               Featured Short Film Selected Premiere at the Connecticut Human Rights AuerFarm Summit, 2019
Academic Honors
        Magna Cum Laude Graduate
               New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
        2020 UConn LLE Leadership Experience Student Award
               University of Connecticut
        2020 New England Scholar
               University of Connecticut
        School of Fine Art's Dean's List 2020
               University of Connecticut
        School of Fine Art's Dean's List 2019
               University of Connecticut

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