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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations to all the recent graduates of the Google UX Professional Certificate and Bootcamp programs! At BRIDGEGOOD, we understand the challenges you might be facing when it comes to landing your first job in the tech and design industry. In this article, we aim to provide practical insights based on feedback from recruiters and hiring […]
BRIDGEGOOD + Tesla: Uniting Design, Technology, and Opportunity. A Glimpse into the Fusion of Robotics, Product Design, and Engineering, Empowering Underrepresented Talent in the UX Design Field Oakland, CA — In a landmark collaboration aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry, BRIDGEGOOD, a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering under-resourced students and […]
When Executive Director Shaun Tai founded Oakland Digital in 2009, he wanted to create a space in which students and job seekers of color from under-resourced backgrounds bridge the digital literacy divide by providing them advanced graphic and professional skills to help them succeed in a meaningful career in tech and make a global difference. […]
BRIDGEGOOD UX Design Apprentices work directly with US Bank’s Director of UX Design. BRIDGEGOOD, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization known for empowering creatives in the field of user experience (UX) design, is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative UX Apprenticeship Program. This groundbreaking initiative aims to recruit and onboard aspiring UX design students […]
In the bustling world of fashion and design, where creativity meets craftsmanship, there are individuals who not only leave their mark but also inspire generations to come. Elisa Feng, the Program Manager at BRIDGEGOOD, is one such remarkable individual who has etched her name in the annals of the industry. As we celebrate Asian American […]