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Cadence Patrick, C'2025, Winner of Target's 2023 HBCU Design Challenge

February 2023

Cadence Patrick Cadence Patrick, C’2025, was recently named one of three winners of Target’s 2023 HBCU Design Challenge.

"It has been such an honor to be a part of this campaign alongside Mekenzy and Cameron, the other winners of this year’s HBCU Design Challenge," said Patrick. "Working with them and the amazing designers at Target to help create this year’s 100% Black owned or designed collection was an incredible experience that I am so thankful for."

Patrick was just one of a number of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation to submit designs for potential inclusion in its Black History Month collection. For the Oakland, Calif., native, and computer science major, art and technology have been longtime passions – a combination she hopes to use to impact her community.

Patrick’s winning design is available in stores and online, featuring a dark blue graphic of Black man holding glowing orb that reads "Black Futures Are Bright." Her graphic can be seen on a variety of items, including an adult t-shirt, a toddler t-shirt, a onesie and a journal.

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