Shaun Tai



Social Entrepreneur

Shaun Tai



Social Entrepreneur

Executive Director at BRIDGEGOOD

For 13 years, five-time 40-Under-40 award recipient, Shaun Tai, dedicates himself to enhancing tech opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and Designers of Color. Read More

  • Year Founded 2009
  • Location Oakland, CA
  • Students Reached 13.5K+
  • Areas of Impact Job Training, Workforce Development, UX/UI, Product Design
Partnerships Launched
Knowledge Shared
Job Training

Creating programs that improve the skills and knowledge of design students.

Workforce Development

Educating and training job seekers to meet the needs of future employers.


Delivering content in user-centric design research, prototyping, and wireframing.

Education Innovation

Working with schools to share industry news and latest product design trends.

Communities Impacted
Shaun Tai is a brilliant and inspiring leader who understands how to guide others into fulfilling their career potential.
Anna M.
Anna M.
UX Design Apprentice Graduate @ BRIDGEGOOD
TV & News Featured
Companies Founded
Z. Team Yossi | Culture & Automotive Group
Pushin' The Bay | Music & TV Production
ZTY Media | Digital Product Agency
Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center | Nonprofit
Honors Achieved

A digital literacy pioneer, Shaun Tai received a Master’s in Architectural & Urban Design and a BS in Advertising from San Jose State University. Prior to SJSU, Shaun graduated with honors from Cal State East Bay with a BA in Digital Arts and was named “Distinguished Young Alumnus” of the academic year 2014-15 – the university’s most prestigious honor. Learn More

Resume | Shaun Tai
WORK Experience
Executive Director
2016 - Present
Executive Director

Providing equitable tech access, design (UX/UI) opportunities, and professional resources to job seekers.

  • 820+ careers launched
  • 50+ schools reached
  • 9,400+ students educated
Co-Founder & CEO
2009 - 2016
Co-Founder & CEO
Oakland Digital Arts and Literacy Center Inc

Bridging the digital literacy and opportunity divide among small businesses and local students.

  • 72M artwork showcased
  • $5.6M services donated
  • 2,500+ entrepreneurs supported
Executive Producer
2009 - 2015
Executive Producer
Weigend Associates LLC

Full service digital media production for former Chief Scientist at, Dr. Andreas Weigend.

  • 100+ videos produced
  • 750 businesses subscribed
  • 75,000+ views garnered


Explore Shaun Tai's professional career including work with the City & County of San Francisco and Facebook (Meta)

San Jose State University
San Jose State University
Master of Arts - MA

Interdisciplinary Studies (Architectural & Urban Design), Graduate School | 4.0 GPA

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San Jose State University
2003 - 2005
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Science - BS

Journalism and Mass Communications | Magna Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA

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California State University, East Bay
2000 - 2003
California State University, East Bay
Bachelor of Arts - BA

Graphic Design / Digital Arts (Department of Art) | Honors, 3.5 GPA

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Verified Qualifications
99+ Ratings
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Media
  • Nonprofits
  • Strategy
  • Program Management
  • User Experience Design
  • Brand Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Available For
  • Keynote Engagements
  • Advisory Opportunities
  • Thought Leadership
  • DEI / CSR Consultation
Areas of Expertise
  • Design For Social Good
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Tech
  • Leading with Empathy
  • UX / UI / Product Design
  • New Partnership Development
  • Educational Innovation
  • Design Trends for Sustainability
  • Building Community Ecosystems
  • Media Creation for Social Impact
Success Realized
Contact | Shaun Tai
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Portfolio
  • Nonprofit