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DVC student designs chosen for Oakland billboards

students standing smiling with awardsOakland Digital sponsors an annual billboard design competition called Inspire Oakland. 80 students from 13 schools across the bay area competed in this year's design challenge, and eight DVC students made the final 16. Four DVC students made the final eight and each of their designs will be seen on a billboard in Oakland. 

Launched in 2009, Oakland Digital is an award-winning, non-profit, digital marketing agency that trains design students in creating social media marketing campaigns for under-resourced, women-owned, small businesses. 

"This is an amazing opportunity for our students to complete a real world design challenge. The students selected to have their designs on billboards will get tremendous exposure and opportunity that will jump start their careers." said Joann Denning a DVC Art Digital Media faculty member. 

Please join us in congratulating these students on their hard work and doing an amazing job representing our school in the competition. 

DVC Inspire Oakland finalists

  • Grant Barringer - billboard design winner,  awarded 2017 Digital Designer summer internship
  • Nfn Cindyana (Cindy) 
  • Loan Eng
  • Kim Jedamzk - digital billboard design winner
  • Niles Jones  - billboard design winner,  awarded 2017 Digital Designer summer internship
  • Arjuna Leri - awarded 2017 Digital Designer summer internship
  • Ellen Lucchesi - billboard design winner, staff pick 
  • Nishant Malhotra -  awarded 2017 Digital Designer summer internship