Justin Patterson

Justin P.

Alexandria, VA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I'm a game designer who has released several VR and AR products through companies like Dave & Buster's.
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Justin teaches



Justin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15 to 35

Teaching since:
June 2013

After studying at Drexel University and securing a B.S. in Information Technology with a Minor in English Literature, I studied for a Master's in Digital Media at Drexel University. As an undergraduate I was given the honor of acting as the commencement speaker for my school. As an MS graduate, I earned the Outstanding Master's award for my research and community contributions.

Drexel's professors and leadership supported my growth as a professional by hiring me on as an Adjunct Professor of Digital Media where I taught game design, project management, and 3D animation. I also served as a committee member to several graduate students. I've recently entered the games industry as a designer, embarking on a year-long game engineer position with Disney. I'm most rewarded when I provide mentorship to those who want to learn. I look forward to working with you!

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Technical Designer
May 2018 - Present
20th Century Fox

Delivered Unreal 4 prototypes investigating creating interactive experiences using film industry assets. Primary responsibilities included drafting high level interaction design documentation and implementing those designs with UE4 blueprints.

Interaction Engineer
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
The VR Company

Conducted User Experience research and developed Analytics, Controller, and UI functionality for Unity3D experience, ​Raising a Rukus​ (2016). Featured on GearVR and IMAX VR. Provided development

Systems Engineer and Designer on the Unreal iOS mobile AR game, Follow Me Dragon (2017). Launched alongside the release of iOS 11’s ARKit framework.

Interaction Engineer on Jurassic Park: VR Expedition (2018), a ride installation at Dave & Buster's locations. Developed in an Unreal 4.19 environment.

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Mobile App Engineer
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Disney Consumer Products

I developed Unity3D prototypes for mobile applications with a great team in the House of Mouse! Thus far I've had the opportunity to develop (1) multi-touch manipulation and navigation scripts for smart device Unity games and (2) experimental HTML5/Javascript site navigation for potential future consumer-facing products.

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Adjunct Professor of Digital Media
Jun 2014 - Jan 2015
Drexel University

- Instructed several courses focusing on project management and agile game development
- Provided mentorship in development of web and Unity3D applications (Python, C#, JS)
- Developed and conducted courses on game theory and advanced art practices in games

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Master's of Digital Media
Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
Drexel University
Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology
Sep 2007 - Jul 2012
Drexel University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Justin P.

At the official release of the VR product I worked on with The VR Company, "Raising a Rukus!"


6 Reviews

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Chantalle H. Mar 17, 2016
Computer Programming · Online

I wrote a review when my son first started working with Justin and a few months later I must say the experience continues to be exceptional. Justing puts so much thought into preparing for his lessons. He pays attention to what works best with my son's learning style and personality and is able to shift gears when necessary. He is extremely knowledgeable and not only recommends resources but answers questions via email between sessions. My son is feeling much more confident and has started to read books and articles on game design. I was so impressed that I started working with Justin as well. He has been an excellent HTML and CSS tutor and I am not at all a techie. I can't recommend him enough!

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Danan M. Dec 14, 2015
Computer Programming · Online

My son took his first online computer programming lesson with Justin yesterday. He had been trying to learn to code/make video games on his own but was finding it difficult to determine where to focus his energies. The lesson with Justin exceeded his expectations. He feels focussed and learned more in his first session than he has in the few weeks he has been trying on his own. I was impressed with Justin's prompt response to my initial inquiry which went out to several tutors. From his response it was clear that Justin had put a lot of thought into his response. He asked follow up questions was able to clearly articulate how he could address my sons needs. He put the same thought an energy into preparing the first lesson which he shared with us prior to the session. My son is looking forward to continuing to work with Justin. We will definitely be booking more lessons.

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Jonathan Oct 27, 2015
Gaming · In studio

Justin provided a large amount of technical support and was interested in the projects we were doing both inside and outside of his class.

Michael Oct 26, 2015
Gaming · In studio

Justin is very active and engaging in class. He is easy to talk to and explains things clearly and in different ways if you ever get confused. Justin is also really funny and can reference pop culture to make class really enjoyable and makes retaining what we learned a lot easier.

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Wenjie Oct 26, 2015
Gaming · In studio

Justin was once my professor of the New Media Project course. He helped me with the logic of my programming.

Tiantong Oct 26, 2015
Gaming · In studio

I had a college senior level Unity class taught by Justin. Justin always come to class prepared with slides. He explained technical concepts with details and adjusted the difficulty of the class according to students needs. Also, Justin provide opportunities for second submission for homework. He always try his best to bring the best work out of his students. He was my favorite professor of the term!

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