Philadelphia’s Bluecadet Launches a New York Office

By Erik Oster 

Philadelphia-based digital agency Bluecadet, which specializes in museum and non-profit clients, launched a New York office. Lillian Preston will serve as managing director of the office, with Brett Renfer holding the role of creative director and Ben Bojko serving as the office’s creative technology director.

The trio has been working with Bluecadet in Philadelphia for the past six months or so, AdAge reports, on projects for clients including the New York Public Library, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Preston joined Bluecadet as an executive producer last November, following nearly four and a half years with Ralph Appelbaum Associates in New York, as a senior producer and then head of production. While with RAA, she worked on projects including the 2012 London Olympic Gardens and IBM THINK Exhibit at Lincoln Center and EPCOT. She is also currently an adjunct professor for NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Renfer joined Bluecadet in May after nearly two and a half years as director, experience design for New York-based brand consultancy Collins. Prior to joining Collins he spent nearly six years as a senior technologist for architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, tasked with conceptualizing and designing temporary architectural scale interactive environments as part of Rockwell Group LAB, where he worked on projects for clients including Google, Intel, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Bojko joined Bluecadet as a creative developer last December, following a year and a half as a senior developer with design studio Potion, where he worked with clients including the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the Smithsonian Channel. Prior to joining Potion he spent nearly six years at Big Spaceship, working his way up from technologist to associate technical director while working with clients such as Wrigley, Google and Ken Burns.