BIO

Shaun Tai and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Shaun Tai designing with DeMarcus Cousins

Shaun Tai is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Oakland Digital, an award-winning design studio. He dedicates himself to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among Entrepreneurs and emerging Creatives.

Shaun also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD, a web application that connects Creatives to professional opportunities. The platform is supported by Google.org, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and Golden State Warriors Community Foundation — a significant community partnership.

Shaun received an MA in Architectural & Urban Design (Interdisciplinary Studies, 4.0 GPA) and a BS in Advertising (Magna Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA) from San Jose State University. Prior to SJSU, he 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.

 

Obama Foundation working with BRIDGEGOOD
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone with Shaun Tai


In September 2016, Diablo Magazine ranked Shaun #6 in their prestigious 40 Under 40 campaign. In March 2017, SF Business Times named Shaun 40 Under 40 alongside the Bay Area’s brightest CEO’s and Directors. In April, Cal State East Bay recognized Shaun as a 40 Under 40 “Civic Service & Activism” Recipient, Class of 2017.

 

Currently in 2019, Oakland Digital is seeking pledges to begin construction of a state-of-the-art facility for job creation and economic mobility. To support the BRIDGEGOOD Design Studio ($6MM Capital Campaign), email shaun@odalc.org, call 510-435-2945, or donate securely at www.oaklanddigital.org/donate