Joel Ogden is the CEO/Co-Founder of Construct Studio. Shortly after High School he joined the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, where he served with distinction in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. After an honorable discharge, he utilized the GI Bill to attend Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating with highest honors from the School of Design’s 3D Digital Graphics program. He then attended graduate school at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, receiving a Masters of Entertainment Technology. On his final project, he led of team of students, including Construct Studio’s Chuck and Amy, as they produced the critically acclaimed virtual-reality film Imago. He currently acts as the CEO and Creative Director of Construct Studio, leading the next generation of virtual reality entertainment.






René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.