andrew cotter

computational art + design


Professional Experience

LAB @ Rockwell Group, Creative Technologist

summer 2022 - present

Meta, Creative Coder

summer 2021 - summer 2022

Freelance Creative Technologist

spring 2019 - summer 2020

I've helped several agencies and studios realize their design goals by developing physical computing and networking solutions for interactive media experiences ranging from games to installations and exhibits.

Local Projects, Creative Technologist

may 2018 - january 2019

Worked on various interactive installations in a developer role, using platforms such as Electron with WebGL, Arduino, and Swift/iOS.

Red Paper Heart, Code Intern

summer 2017

Worked in tangent with the design team to program/build interactive installations and experiences for commercial clients using openFrameworks, Cinder, and Arduino.

Night Kitchen Interactive, Interaction Developer

fall 2014 - summer 2016

Lead design/development research by exploring new tools for the web and interactive installations and demonstrating implementations to the rest of the team.

Teaching Experience

Creative Coding, Adjunct Instructor

NYU Tandon, Fall 2021 - Present

Creative Coding with Unity, Adjunct Instructor

Parsons, Spring 2019 - Summer 2021

Creativity + Computation, Instructor

Parsons, Fall 2018

Immersive Storytelling, TA

Parsons, Fall 2017

D+T Bootcamp, Instructor

Parsons, Summer 2017

Core Competencies

Creative Coding

I approach writing code like writing poetry, focusing on the mechanics, the demystification of tools, and hacking the conventions of art-making with computation.

Design Research

The first step to solving a problem is understanding it. By interviewing end-users and testing prototypes, I can better understand what the solution is.

Skills + Tools


  • Unity / C#
  • WebGL (Pixi.js, Three.js, ReGL, p5.js)
  • Arduino / Physical Computing
  • SparkAR
  • Electron/Node.js
  • Front End Web (HTML/SCSS/JS)


  • Adobe CC Workflow (esp. Ps, Ai, Id, Lr)
  • Shaders (GLSL/HLSL)
  • openFrameworks/Cinder (C++)
  • Clojure(Script)/(CLR)
  • Nannou (Rust)


  • Vue.js / Nuxt.js
  • Python / Jupyter / Scikit
  • Swift / iOS


  • Design Patterns
  • Interpreter Design
  • Docker / Ansible

Education + Honors

MFA Design + Technology

Parsons, The New School

BS Industrial Design

The University of the Arts

Attained the Rank of Eagle Scout

BSA Troop 139