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Laney Graphic Arts Wins Inspire Oakland Billboard Design Competition

4 May 2016

Laney Graphic Arts Wins Inspire Oakland Billboard Design Competition

Inspire Oakland is the biggest billboard design competition in the Bay area; an annual event organized by Oakland Digital and sponsored by Google, Twitter, Clorox, and other companies. Close to 200 students from 3 different colleges entered the competition. Only four designs from each college made it to the semifinals. Laney Graphic Arts student took 4 out of the 6 final prizes. Each one of our students won a prize. Their designs will be posted on large billboards around Oakland.

The 2016 Winners of Oakland Design Competition from the Graphic Arts Department in Laney College are:

Mira Blackman

Megan Delventhal

Cynthia Flores

Mary Luong

Instructor: Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanska

Classes: GrArt 34 Illustrator, GrArt36 Photoshop, 114 Graphic Arts Technologies; GrArt 123 Applied Graphic Design.

Oakland Digital stated: “We were impressed with the level of talent Laney College students displayed at the Inspire Oakland 2016 design presentation. Special thanks to the talented students and Daniela Nikolaeva for making Oakland Digital’s 6th Annual ‪#‎InspireOakland billboard design challenge a success!”


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Your design on a billboard!

11 March 2013

For its fourth year, Oakland Digital (ODALC) continues its exciting billboard competition in search of an iconic design that represents what about Oakland personally inspires them.

In the spirit of expanding our commitment to creative expression and diversity, Oakland Digital believes in the power of graphic designers to educate, inspire and empower our community through the powerful medium of outdoor marketing.

The ultimate goal of Inspire Oakland 2013 is to promote a positive image of Oakland that unites and inspires its diverse population, while encouraging designers to use their talents to promote the city they love.

Artist Awards:

  • A professional design to use for your design portfolio.
  • The top three designs will be exhibited at prominent Oakland, CA, events.
  • The grand prize design will be displayed on a commercial billboard!

 Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 29th, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.

E-mail your submission with files attached to – Questions? Call 510.435.2945


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