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Benjamin Vetter
Dresden, Germany
software engineering, interface design, data visualization, visual design, and illustration

1Projects

Kleki (since 2010, Founder)

  • HTML5 painting tool and image editor
  • More than 100,000 monthly users, utilized by american schools
  • Layers (with blend modes), filters, rotatable canvas, clipboard, upload
  • Cross-platform for desktop, tablet, smartphone
  • Multi-touch gestures (pinch-to-zoom, rotate, etc.), pen pressure support (Apple Pencil, Wacom)
  • Image editing filters via WebGL (hue/saturation, curves, blur, tilt-shift, etc.)
  • Merlot peer-review (4.5/5)
JavaScript
Canvas API
WebGL
GLSL
CSS
Node.js
Photoshop
Kleki
Illustration by Anton Batov

Real-Time Visualization of Flood Simulation Data (2013-2014, TUD)

Java
OpenGL
GLSL
Blender
GIS
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Spatial Audio For A Hallway (2013, TUD)

  • Sounds can be interactively moved in real-time through a hallway with 16 speakers and 4 sound cards.
  • Self-guided concept, implementation, and installation. Successful.
C
C++
PortAudio
QT
HTML5 (GUI)
Spatial Audio For A Hallway

Webchemy (since 2013, Founder)

  • HTML 5 vector sketching tool for idea generation, based on the desktop application Alchemy
  • Open-source on GitHub (GPLv3)
  • Cross-platform for desktop, tablet, smartphone
  • Multi-touch gestures (pinch-to-zoom)
  • UI optimized for mobile and desktop through usertests
  • Had more than 750,000 users since 2013
JavaScript
Canvas API
SVG
CSS
Webchemy
Illustration by Chilkat

Creative Prototypes (since 2010, Founder)

  • A series of experimental visual tools on the web
  • Designed for pen input (e.g. Apple Pencil)
  • Utilizing 3D models, fluid simulation, generative algorithms
  • Animated / alive canvases
  • 8 unique tools
JavaScript
Canvas API
WebGL
GLSL
CSS
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Creations made with the developed tools

Game-Development

Java
OpenGL
JavaScript
C++
C#
Delphi
Source-Engine
Ableton Live
Photoshop

MusiGen (2013, Founder)

  • Prototype - HTML5 live coding tool for music creation
  • Create midi notes (controlling synths) and custom waveforms via integrated texteditor
  • Real-time visualization of notes and waveforms in piano roll timeline
  • Using Web Audio API for audio synthesis
  • Export to Ableton Live possible
JavaScript
Web Audio API
Web Workers
Bootstrap
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Illustrations

  • Focus on figurative art and surreal worlds populated by expressive dynamic shapes
  • A wide variety of styles, media, and themes
  • Done illustrations for Saxony state high-school book (Ernst Klett Verlag)
Photoshop
Blender
Kleki
Sculptris
Illustrations

2Work

2017 - 2020
(2 years 4 months)
Trans4mation IT GmbH
Full stack web development. 3 bigger projects with ~4 team members each. Evalutation of possible architectures and implementation. Creation of a system which triggers calculation cascades over medium sized datasets (>100k multicolumn entries) and then summarizes their results.
Angular
Laravel/Symfony
TypeScript
MySQL
Elasticsearch
Bootstrap
OpenAPI
Docker
Azure
Azure DevOps
2015
(3 months)
Student assistant to chair of hydraulic engineering at TUD
Real-time visualization of flood simulation data. Visualizing further simulation data with the technology from my research paper.
Java
OpenGL
GLSL
Blender
GIS
2013
(4 months)
Student assistant to chair of computer science at TUD
Spatial audio for a hallway (16 speakers) - design, programming, and installation.
C
C++
PortAudio
QT
HTML5 (GUI)

3Education

2007 - 2017

TU Dresden - media computer science (dropped out)
2005 - 2006

CS 1 & 2, and 3D modeling at Schülerrechenzentrum Dresden