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Noted Interactive Designer Troy Lachance to Speak in Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series

Posted 09/16/2014
Posted by David Isgur

Troy Lachance, who for the last five years has led interactive studio Bluecadet’s design team in creating compelling user experiences at museums and cultural institutions across the country, will present a talk on “Dinosaurs, Chemistry Sets & a Giant Beating Heart: How Digital Design Can Inspire Imagination, Connection & Exploration.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditoirum in the Harry Jack Gray Center at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.

Lachance’s talk is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series, and is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund.

With an unwavering commitment to detail and a passion for immersive storytelling, Lachance has led the Bluecadet design team to national acclaim. He combines a liberal arts sensibility with nearly 15 years of experience in the interactive design industry.

He is recognized as a pioneer of compelling digital experiences for museums, cultural institutions, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Previously a senior designer for the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, Lachance specializes in experiential design.

His clients have included MoMA, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Financial Times, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, the Field Museum, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Franklin Institute and the National Park Service. His projects have been recognized by SXSW, Adobe, the Webbys, the FWA awards, the AWWWards, AAM Muse Awards, HOW magazine and Communication Arts.

For more information, contact Karen DeGrace, executive assistant to the dean of the Hartford Art School, at 860.768.4392, or