BIO

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

Shaun Tai is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of BRIDGEGOOD, a 501(c)(3) award-winning design studio for social good. He dedicates himself to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among under resourced Entrepreneurs and emerging Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) student Creatives.

Shaun also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD.com, a web application that connects Creatives to professional resources and opportunities. The platform is supported by Google.org, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and Golden State Warriors Community Foundation — a significant and meaningful 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 (Graphic Design) and was named “Distinguished Young Alumnus” of the academic year 2014-15 – the university’s most prestigious honor.

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


In September 2016, Diablo Magazine ranked Shaun #6 in their respected 40 Under 40 campaign. In March 2017, SF Business Times named Shaun 40 Under 40 alongside the Bay Area’s brightest CEOs and Directors. In April, Cal State East Bay recognized Shaun as a 40 Under 40 “Civil Service & Activism” Recipient, Class of 2017 for his work promoting social and racial justice through digital arts programming.

Currently in 2021, Shaun is seeking additional funding ($800K) to provide 7,600+ BIPOC designers with tech access to collaboration studio for Job Creation & Community Enrichment. To support the BRIDGEGOOD Community Studio, email shaun@bridgegood.org, call 510-435-2945, or donate securely at bridgegood.org/donate