We’re an online education platform and worldwide community of creatives learning together.
Code, design and project management are skills that bring your creative visions to life, and that’s exciting! Founded in 2016, SuperHi is a global community of people learning together online, with some of the best teachers on the planet (though we may be biased).
Meet the team
Who makes the magic happen? We collectively live in seven countries across five time zones!
Founder + CEO
New York, USA
Rik (he/him) is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
Head of Engineering
Ryan (he/him) is an Australian immigrant living just outside a village in the Scottish Highlands (we told you we’re a remote company!). He's the Head of Engineering at SuperHi and a full-stack developer of over 15 years. He spends most of his time outside SuperHi gardening, hiking and working on cars, bikes and motorbikes.
Head of Design
Panna (she/her) is a Hungarian designer and art director working from bonny Scotland. Previously, she freelanced and was a part of a small creative studio, where she worked across the tech, wellness and fashion industries for boutique brands. Outside of SuperHi, you can find her reading, crocheting or cooking up a storm (new recipes are always welcome).
Senior Content Designer
Floor (she/her) is crazy about content & branding and is determined to make content more human; less buzzwords, more humour and clear information. In her free time you can find her teaching her dog Mussi how to be a circus dog (still working on that) or on the hunt for interesting (read: patterned, sequinned or embroidered) second hand clothing and home deco.
Charles De Mount
Senior Software Engineer
Charles (he/him) is a Côte d'Ivoire-raised coding and design enthusiast. Having started his journey through the SuperHi courses, the work of fellow community members inspired him to begin exploring the intersection between bits and vectors. Before working at SuperHi, he was helping engineering teams of all sizes succeed at Vercel. In his free time, he enjoys learning about various topics from quantum mechanics to macroeconomics or otherwise biking through Montréal in the summer.
What’s with the company name?
No, it’s not based on something illegal we’ve been smoking. We pinky-promised our parents.
We’re named after a video on YouTube from 1994. A British TV show talking about this new thing that could access every picture ever painted and every word ever written... the informationsuperhighway.
We wanted to name ourselves after how creative the early internet was – no cookie cutter websites, no templates, everything made by hand, from scratch. Where things aren’t always perfect but they’re personal and real.
Why we teach online
After teaching at General Assembly, I started a code school in London called Steer. We held 5-day courses where students would turn up to our classroom on a Monday morning and leave on a Friday evening. I would stand in front of the class teaching the same material, week in week out, and over time, I noticed so many of the tiny issues of running a classroom-based school.
It was strange that we were teaching digital skills but not using any of the innovations that the same technology gives us. When I left Steer to start SuperHi, I wanted to take the best parts of an in-person classroom and use the internet to make the experience even better.
SuperHi is a more affordable, accessible way to learn. You’re not paying thousands of dollars extra because we rented a classroom in a prime city location. We teach you wherever you are — our students are in 90 countries and 16 time zones!
We call it ‘asynchronous learning’. You don’t need to be there at a certain time. Whether you’re a quicker or slower learner, learning is at your pace, not ours. You can ask any question without feeling embarrassed in front of a group, and there’s no need to quit your job to skill up.
Just like our students, the SuperHi team is distributed globally which means we hire the best teachers in the world. You’re not being taught by some guy who happens to be available to stand in front of a class at that time in your city.
Learning anything creative shouldn’t feel like you’re in a military bootcamp. We get much stronger outcomes than whenever I taught in a classroom previously, and our results speak for themselves. Our students have gone on to change careers, increase salaries, go freelance and receive top awards for digital design.
Learn the SuperHi way.
Rik Lomas, SuperHi founder + CEO