Troy Lachance

Chief Creative Officer

With nearly 15 years in the interactive design industry, Troy Lachance is recognized as a pioneer of compelling digital experiences for museums, cultural institutions, nonprofit organizations, and universities.

His clients have included MoMA, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Financial Times, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, the Field Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, and the National Park Service. With an unwavering commitment to detail, and a passion for immersive storytelling, Troy has led the Bluecadet design team since 2008—earning national acclaim including several Webby, Webvisionary, ADDY, SXSW, and AAM Muse awards. His projects have been featured in HOW magazine and Communication Arts, and he has judged the Communication Arts Interactive Annual.

Troy combines a liberal arts sensibility with expertise in experiential design, UI, and UX. He holds a Master’s with distinction in history from George Mason University, which had one of the first graduate programs combining history and new media. He went on to serve as a senior designer for the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery—a role that continues to inform his collaborations with curators and cultural institutions. At Bluecadet, he builds trusting, longstanding partnerships with clients by ensuring excellence in design, careful customization, and a thoughtful balance of beauty and functionality. Troy believes in the power of digital technology to surprise and delight, and he is constantly developing new ways of sharing content to inspire interaction and imagination.

Troy eventually left Washington, DC to pursue digital design opportunities in Vail and Denver, Colorado—but he was lured back East when his former Smithsonian colleague Josh Goldblum launched Bluecadet in Philadelphia. Since then, Josh and Troy have grown Bluecadet into a world-class studio with a 50-person team. Troy resides in Philadelphia with his wife and son, and enjoys the wealth of museums in the city and surrounding areas.

Talks & Writings

  • April 29, 2015

    AAM Annual Meeting and Museum Expo

    Interactive Gold

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  • October 9, 2014

    Hartford Art School

    "Dinosaurs, Chemistry Sets and a Giant Beating Heart: How Digital Design Can Inspire Imagination, Connection and Exploration"
    Auerbach Lecture Series
    Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford

  • July 29, 2014

    SoDA Barcelona

    "Global Perspectives on What’s Next"

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  • 2013

    Communications Arts Interactive Annual, Judge

  • September 2012

    HOW Interactive Design Conference East

    "Wireframing for Fun and Profit"