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Patrick Wolfert grew up in Keizer, Oregon in a house full of computers. As a child, he loved to draw pictures and write stories. As a lad, he began to act and sing and make movies. Patrick loved storytelling in all forms and liked to make people laugh and drag them along into fun and adventure. His own adventure started in middle school when he was introduced to web design and was tasked with making a digital choose-your-own-adventure story. Being given the power to create such accessible interactive stories was empowering for the young Oregonian boy. He could not forget that feeling of wonder and delight he felt when someone wandered into a world he himself had built.
On the front end of his high-school years, he delved into game development, adding programming, 3D modeling, and digital art to his list of skills and found them to be wonderful forms of expression that exercised a fairly broad section of creativity as a collection. Though he knew he wouldn't find in these media alone the fulfillment of all his creative longings, he decided to go to Oregon State University to study computer science with a focus on simulation and game development. During his college years, he tried his hand at several start-up business ideas before finding one that would last more than a year.
After he graduated university and got married, he and his wife moved to London, where he worked on physics simulations while running his business and practicing parkour on the weekends. They have since moved back to Oregon and are expecting a baby girl, whose arrival will mark a new chapter in their lives.
WordPress plugin/theme and site for a photography company, mobile friendly
A rental company site featuring a minimal theme that is mobile- and retina-friendly
WordPress theme and site, mobile-friendly
WordPress plugin/theme and site with custom graphics and animation
Custom WordPress plugin for existing site with WordPress admin integration & server-side video-hosting web app to support it
Project for a GLSL class in which I demonstrated the use of custom fragment shaders in WebGL
In 2014, I was contracted by OpenStax College to create interactive simulations for their free and open source textbooks. It was a two-year project where I recreated around thirty simulations for the modern web that had originally been built as Java applets. The process involved redesigning the user interface for a modern look with controls tailored for modern devices, reimplementing the original scientific algorithms with new technologies, and optimizing for better performance. As you can also see, I was allowed to reimagine some of the graphics and art assets used, and I'd have to say that was one of my favorite parts, even if it was minimal. All of the work I did is available open-source on GitHub.
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