Shaun Tai



Social Entrepreneur

Shaun Tai



Social Entrepreneur

Executive Director at BRIDGEGOOD

Shaun Tai, a five-time 40-Under-40 award recipient, has been empowering Black, Indigenous, and Designers of Color for over a decade. As a trailblazer in the tech industry, he's dedicated to breaking down barriers and creating new opportunities for underrepresented groups through his tireless advocacy for diversity and inclusion.

  • 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
Legacy Achieved

Meet Shaun Tai, a digital literacy pioneer who has been making waves in the tech industry for nearly two decades. Equipped with a Master's degree in Architectural & Urban Design and a Bachelor's degree in Advertising from San Jose State University, Shaun has always been passionate about using technology to break down barriers and empower people from all walks of life. Before that, he graduated with honors from Cal State East Bay with a BA in Digital Arts, where he was named the 'Distinguished Young Alumnus' of the year 2014-15, the highest honor awarded by the university. 

"Shaun Tai's story is an inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world. Whether you're passionate about tech, design, or just curious about the power of vision, get ready to be inspired by one of the most visionary leaders of our time."
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