What We Do

Like many great ideas, we are the answer to a problem.

We serve a lot of people in many different ways, but it started with the biggest problems facing new creatives, nonprofits, startups, and small businesses.

Apprentices' Problems

High school grads, college grads, or anyone entering the field of advertising and marketing is likely to face a catch 22: needing experience to get a job that pays a living wage, while also needing a job to get that experience.

They may also have to commit to a specialized role within an agency before they have a chance to explore others.

Clients' Problems

Women and people of color are at an immediate disadvantage when it comes to the advertising and marketing industry, and the same struggles exist for minority small-business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits.

Without the budget for professional branding and digital assets, they must often resort to in-house and low-quality work, making it that much harder to get their message out.

Together, they provide each other’s solution.

For Apprentices:

Experience with real clients

Portfolio-ready work samples
A taste of agency life

Training and hands-on guidance

Exposure to different creative skills while discovering your particular passion

Building the soft skills necessary for success

For Clients:

High-quality creative work that matches their budget

Fresh creative energy from fledgling talent

Dedicated professionals at the helm

The chance to hire Apprentices for their personal teams

Ongoing connection and support

We accomplish this by collaborating with our sister organization, Brass Tacks Collective, and clients with limited budgets or resources.

Simply put, Paid Apprenticeship + Clients with Limited Budgets + Professional Oversight and Training = High-Quality Creative Work.

The People Who Help Us Do It

Cause-driven clients + paid experience for talented creatives = BT Foundry. This only adds up thanks to the support of people like you.

You can help us as well.

Reach out to get involved.