Design Apprentice

Job Summary

Bluecadet is thrilled to offer two paid design apprenticeships, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in our collaborative and multi-disciplinary team.

Starting in Summer 2024, this six-month apprenticeship is perfect for recent graduates eager to leap into the world of design.

Bluecadet apprentices are mentored by award-winning designers and given the opportunity to work with mission-driven institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nike, MoMA, Harvard, the MIT Museum, Princeton, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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.

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Job Details

What You’ll Bring

  • A standout portfolio showcasing your grasp of typography, color theory, and composition
  • Proficiency in visual and UI design tools like Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for interactive media
  • Strong organizational skills and a collaborative, inquisitive spirit
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • A recent bachelor’s or master’s degree in design or a related field


  • Strong conceptual thinker who welcomes input from the team
  • Positive attitude, adept at both independent and team-based work
  • Eagerness to learn, adaptability, and willingness to explore various design disciplines

Bonus Points

  • Versatility across additional disciplines such as motion graphics, 3D design, creative coding, or digital fabrication
  • Familiarity with remote collaboration tools like Zoom, Slack, and Notion

How We Work

Bluecadet operates with a distributed, remote-working setup, with team members spanning New York, Philadelphia, DC and beyond. When the team gathers to work in-person, you’re welcome to join in.

  • Apprentices will commit to a 40-hour workweek, collaborating with mentors to establish mutually beneficial working hours.
  • Bluecadet mentors will provide comprehensive onboarding to remote working tools as necessary.

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