About Us

Oakland Puzzle Company is a mission-driven jigsaw puzzle manufacturer crafting puzzles in a small factory in the Eastlake neighborhood of Oakland. We partner with local artists and organizations to raise funds and promote their work. We focus on high-quality puzzles, a local supply chain, and supporting other small, ethical businesses.

We launched in May of 2023 and in our first six months, we raised over $10,000 for artists and organizations. Our most popular puzzle is the Long Lost Oakland map created in partnership with the local history podcast East Bay Yesterday.

We are operating on unceded Ohlone land and encourage all to learn about Shuumi Land Tax and the rematriation of land in the East Bay. 

 

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Our History

Dave and DeAnna Tibbs are multi-generational Bay Area residents who love Oakland. They worked for several years researching and planning the production of jigsaw puzzles in an effort to create the highest quality puzzles and an ethical and sustainable business.

We are grateful for the start-up support provided by Kevin Poorman, Larry Tessler, and Community Printers.

 Two people in a puzzle workshop looking at the camera in a friendly way and wearing black T-shirts featuring the Oakland Puzzle Company logo.

The Puzzles

Our puzzles are made with ESKA Blue .069 Caliper puzzle board, a premier quality chipboard. It is 100% recycled material made in a zero-waste facility with strict labor standards.

 

Puzzle cutting, packing, and distribution is all done right in our Oakland warehouse.

 

 

 

Our packaging and image printing is done by Community Printers, a Santa Cruz-based Union shop and Worker Cooperative,

 

How We Work

Our standard artist licensing pays our artists 10% of total funds received for their puzzle.

Some of our puzzles benefit a Community Partner,” which can be an individual, group, or non-profit doing good in our community. Our goal is to raise funds and awareness about the group's work.