Although we work with fast and powerful machines, the creative process is one that takes time. From conception, to prototyping, to testing, this repetitive cycle is limited by our human capacities. The use of Evolution- assisted design has forced me to rethink my role as a designer. I am no longer a simple user of passive tools, nor am I irrelevent to the process altogether. Initially intended for the world of aesthetic design, the process could be use for more; perhaps the rules of society. Inspired by the same forces that created life, it may be possible to model evolving systems that help us in the challenges that lie ahead.
Fascinated by science and art at a young age, Patrick first began his studies by specialising in physics and chemistry. Along the way, he found himself drawn to the creative arts. Finding the approach more intriguing, he decided to carry on down that path. He completed a Bachelor’s in visual communication, followed by a Master’s in media design at the University of Art and Design in Geneva (HEAD). Along the way, he worked on simulating experiences of the Aztec afterlife and the creation of serious games to teach particle physics.
Self-taught in creative coding, Patrick works at the intersection of design, programming, and science. Currently freelancing, his ambitions are to explore the potential of new technologies in the world of design.