CategoriesDesign Economic Mobility Job & Career

Inspire Oakland 2024

The Inspire Oakland Design Challenge offers students a chance to gain real-world experience while exploring careers in design and technology. Participants create original “Inspire Oakland” designs that inspire Bay Area residents using their unique creativity, vision of diversity, and spirit of innovation. This professional opportunity includes creating a bulletin billboard, bus bench ad, social media flyer, LED display, and t-shirt design.

CategoriesCelebration & Fundraiser Opportunity

Dec. 8: BRIDGEGOOD Community Celebration

Celebrate with local designers, artists, and change-makers at Power of We – BRIDGEGOOD’s end-of-year fundraising event. Hear student success stories, discover design for social good, and learn about BRIDGEGOOD’s programs impacting our community.

Savor delectable eats from cherished local gems like Dimond Pizza, James & The Giant Cupcake, Holly’s Mandarin Noodles, House Kombucha, and more, making every bite a celebration of community flavors.

BRIDGEGOOD will recognize the Port of Oakland as the 2023 Community Partner of the Year, celebrating their collaboration that has resulted in the creation of 100,000 jobs over the past 5 years. This remarkable achievement stands as a testament to their joint commitment to fostering economic growth and empowerment within the community.

CategoriesDesign Economic Mobility Education Social Justice

Avenging for Equity x USC & BRIDGEGOOD

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.

CategoriesDesign Education Opportunity

Top 8 Design Portfolio Platforms

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.