Learn about BRIDGEGOOD’s community programs and how you can contribute to social impact through design. Teachers, invite us to your class for a presentation on design careers and tech resources. Students, explore no-cost programs and tech events aligned with your passions. Professionals, mentor students and share industry insights. Design a billboard focused on Oakland and […]
In a groundbreaking collaboration that highlights the power of art and storytelling in the pursuit of racial equity, BRIDGEGOOD, formerly known as Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center, has teamed up with the USC Race and Equity Center to produce a special issue of their Solutions Briefs series titled “Avenging for Equity: Race-Conscious Leaders Transforming California Community College Pathways.” This unique project showcases the artistic talents of California community college students while sharing powerful narratives of race-conscious leadership in the quest for equity.
If you are a student designer looking to kickstart your career in User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Graphic Design, or Product Design, building an impressive online portfolio is the first step to showcase your skills, creativity, and potential to future employers. With a number of portfolio platforms available, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that fits your needs.
In the summer of 2023, I was entrusted by the BRIDGEGOOD team to pioneer a high school internship initiative known as ‘Design Explorers.’ This program is strategically designed to nurture creative talent among high school students, aiming to diversify the tech sector and initiate meaningful, lucrative career paths.
BRIDGEGOOD is all about student empowerment and tech opportunity. For two decades we’ve been on a mission to provide access, professional opportunities, and tech literacy to under-resourced design students and job seekers of color. Our interview with KTVU sheds light on the impact we’ve been making since 2009.
On August 17, 2023, the iconic San Francisco Bay Bridge provided a stunning backdrop for a truly inspiring gathering at Google San Francisco. BRIDGEGOOD’s “Power of We” event showcased the incredible achievements of our UX Design Apprentices over the summer.
Think about your favorite designer or illustrator. What specifically captivates your attention about them? It’s highly likely that their distinctive artistic style is what grabbed your interest. Embracing your own individuality and unique style as a designer won’t just foster personal growth but potentially grab the attention of recruiters and future employers! Here’s some tips […]
Design Thinking is an approach to problem solving that engages a person to understand and empathize with user needs, identifying/re-defining problems, brainstorming ideas, and test those ideas using prototypes to learn and iterate towards the best solution for the users. There are 5-steps in the Design Thinking Process, which consist of: Empathy Define Ideate Prototype […]
Whether you’re an aspiring UX designer or a seasoned UX professional, staying on top of UX design trends is crucial at every stage of your career. Adapting to evolving user expectations, embracing new technologies, and continuously refining your skills to deliver exceptional user experiences are just a few key factors that contribute to achieving success […]
Attention, aspiring student designers! Your journey into the captivating realm of User Experience Design awaits, and the gateway to unlocking your dreams lies in the interview process. The key to propelling yourself to the next phase lies in research and preparation. Picture this: you, confidently conquering your job interview, equipped with the knowledge that you […]