Can code act as a design tool? In this workshop, join multidisciplinary designer and art director Agyei Archer as we discuss coding and its many applications, its relationship to design, and the implications of new realities such as automation. Along the way, participants will explore a p5.js script, learning to change basic variables to get different, varied outputs. 

No prior experience in design is required. Recommended for ages 16+. 

For this workshop, participants will need a recent version of Safari, Chrome or Firefox installed on their computer.  


Agyei Archer is a multidisciplinary designer and art director from Trinidad, focusing on work that integrates graphic design for business, typeface design, and programming. He recently co-founded and runs Unqueue, a mobile app designed to improve retail experiences and support entrepreneurship in the Caribbean by making digital commerce and sales more accessible and convenient. Archer’s project collaborators include the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Google, Darden Studio, and the Rhode Island School of Design, with work that includes lecturing, typeface design, design management, and lettering. 


This free program will feature a conversation and hands-on workshop hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. 

About Design Snacks

Build your design toolkit! Design Snacks is a series of hands-on workshops exploring techniques and strategies for participants to incorporate into their own practices, classrooms, or organizations. Workshops are held each month starting December 2021. Participants are not required to participate in all workshops.

Design Snacks are made possible with major support from Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, and The Pinkerton Foundation. Generous support is also provided by Adobe and The Hirsch Family Foundation.