Design Apprentice – PHL

Bluecadet is offering a six-month, paid design apprenticeship as part of our collaborative, multi-disciplinary team based in our Fishtown HQ. Bluecadet apprentices are mentored by award-winning designers and given the opportunity to help tackle the challenges of the most respected mission-driven non-profit institutions in the world—from The Smithsonian to NASA. As a valued member of a small team, you will be exposed to a wide variety of design disciplines, and you’ll contribute in meaningful ways to the creation of innovative, immersive interactive experiences. The majority of our full-time design team started with Bluecadet as apprentices, so this could be the start of a long-lasting collaboration. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • An outstanding portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of typography, color, and composition
  • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with typography, layout, and UI design
  • Interest in interactive and user-experience design
  • Excellent organizational skills and cooperative, curious approach to work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Strong conceptual thinking, open to input from the team
  • A great attitude and ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team

Bonus Points

  • Motion graphics experience
  • Creative coding experience (Processing, Arduino, Cinder, etc.)
  • A bachelor’s degree in design or another relevant field

To Apply

  • Submit a portfolio, resume, and cover letter to with the subject line “Design Apprentice”

About Us

With offices in Philadelphia and New York City, Bluecadet is a digital agency focusing primarily on work for mission-driven organizations, leading museums, and cultural institutions. We are approachable perfectionists who believe in technology’s power to transform narratives and educate people by entertaining them.