andrew cotter

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Professional Experience

Freelance

Spring 2019 - Present

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

Spring 2018 - Winter 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.

Cipher Prime, Game Dev Intern

Fall 2015 - Summer 2016

Assisting with design/development of video games and interactive media in various frameworks such as Unity, Cinder, and P5.js.

Night Kitchen, 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 with Unity, Instructor

Parsons, Spring 2019 - Present

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

Adept

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

Intermediate

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

Familiar

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

Actively Learning

    • Design Patterns
    • Compiler/Interpreter Design

Education + Honors

MFA Design + Technology

Parsons, Class of 2018

President of Dorkshop 2016-2017

BS Industrial Design

University of the Arts, Class of 2014

President of Literary Society 2012-2014

Attained the rank of Eagle Scout

BSA Toop 139, 2010

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