About the Lens Lab

👉🏽 March 24, 2022 4 pm - 6:30 pm PT/ 7 pm - 9:30 pm ET

The Lens Lab is a virtual workshop taught by an expert Snap Lens Creator.
Watch a recording HERE.

About Office Hours

👉🏽 March 25, 2022 4 pm - 6:30 pm PT/ 7 pm - 9:30 pm ET

Office Hours is a live Q&A session hosted by an expert Snap Lens Creator.
Watch a recording HERE.

Meet a Previous Lens Lab Facilitator

Roman Jaquez

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Roman moved to the U.S. at age 17 and studied computer science in college in the Bronx. He is now a software engineer and co-founder of the community organization Tech4Hood, where children in the Massachusetts Merrimack Valley learn computer science through tools like Snapchat’s Lens Studio.

Check out his Lens portfolio here.


In order to ensure the best experience, please check as many of the following requirements as you can before joining the Lens Lab:

Do you have the following technology resources?


☐Internet access

☐Smartphone (with Snapchat downloaded)

Have you downloaded and tested the latest versions of the following software on your computer?

☐Design software (Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Canva, Inkscape, or another similar program)

Lens Studio

Snap Camera


Do you have a familiarity with the following?

☐Using Lens / filters on Snapchat

☐Designing / editing visual assets using software

☐Learning new software using online tutorials / videos

Have you completed the following actions through the AR Lens Studio tutorials?

☐Looked through the Official Lens Creators page

☐Brainstormed Lens ideas

Previewed your Lens on Lens Studio

☐Tested your Lens on a real life user

☐Uploaded PNG screenshots of Lenses you made on the Padlets

☐Asked or answered a question on a Padlet

Have you used the templates from the tutorials to make your own Lens?

☐2D Objects

☐Face in Picture


☐Face Paint


Are you ready to do the following?

☐Learn more about Lens Studio & making Lenses

☐Ask questions to an expert

☐Show a draft of your final Lens to an expert for feedback

☐Take your Lens creation to the next level (e.g. interactions, 3D, etc.)

Lens Lab Q&A

  • Q: Do we have to create our own assets?
  • A: We encourage you to create unique images for your Lens design! If you’re stuck and want to include an image as part of your overall design, make sure they’re not copyrighted! Here are some sites that have images that are not copyrighted and free to use: pinterest.com, unsplash.com
    But remember, go for it and create your own unique image!

  • Q: What software do you use for 3-D modeling?
  • A: If you're interested in 3-D modeling, check out Blender.