BRIDGEGOOD — Designers of Color in Technology

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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.

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Pictionary TV + BRIDGEGOOD

This Pictionary episode was a united effort to support the #DesignForSocialGood cause. Rosemary and Andre joined hands to champion this cause and selected BRIDGEGOOD as the beneficiary. Situated conveniently next to the KTVU studio in Jack London Square, BRIDGEGOOD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to empowering student designers to carve successful careers in UX and the creative industry.

CategoriesCelebration & Fundraiser News

August 2022: Thank you, Yudy

I will miss traveling to colleges across the Bay Area all the way to Fresno. I will miss having the first insights into students’ artwork of the Inspire Oakland Design Challenges. I will miss being at the studio, sometimes by myself, and getting my work done, feeling productive and motivated to keep going. I will definitely miss conducting 80+ interviews to find the best 20 UX apprentices. I will miss working with 14+ companies, annually, to teach and facilitate the UX Design Apprenticeships. I will always miss and treasure my time at BRIDGEGOOD.

CategoriesEconomic Mobility News Opportunity

May 2021: Koka, Beyond BRIDGEGOOD

In an exciting and progressive collaboration spanning two years, Beyond and BRIDGEGOOD have been working hand-in-hand to nurture diverse talent within the design industry. BRIDGEGOOD, a nonprofit organization based in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, is committed to bridging the gap by providing essential access, professional opportunities, and tech literacy to under-resourced students and job seekers of color. Their hallmark UX Apprenticeship initiative, supported by Beyond, offers tuition-free access, hands-on training, and portfolio-building activities for Bay Area Artists and Designers. As part of this collaboration, Beyond has not only mentored BRIDGEGOOD’s apprentices but also offered internships, providing a stepping stone for emerging designers.

CategoriesDesign Education Job & Career

Finding Your Unique Design Style

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 […]