is an online creative education platform and worldwide online community of creatives learning together.
The Who and the Why
Code and design are skills that bring your creative visions to life, and that’s exciting! We think learning how to build new skills and grow your confidence should be too. Founded in 2016, SuperHi is a global community of students learning online, with some of the best teachers on the planet (though we might be biased).
We’re a fully-remote team based out of New York City, London, Hull, Inverness, Stockholm, Lisbon and Vancouver.
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 information superhighway.
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.
Meet the team
Who makes the magic happen? We collectively live in six countries and four time zones, all love doggos… and cats, especially cats.
Founder + CEO
🇺🇸 New York
Rik 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.
Customer Experience + Ops
Through user research and data analysis Mariví turns hiccups into hallelujahs for our students. If today is Tuesday, chances are she’s having 🌮🌮 at this very moment. Any other day and she’s probably revising her debuting novel for what she says is the very last time…
Chris works on SuperHi tools and features to help automate educational processes and experience! Previous to SuperHi, Chris worked at various design agencies and startups as a software engineer. Fun fact: Chris got his first job as a web developer without ever making a website before.
Ana enjoys simplifying the complex, so here she is at SuperHi, producing content to help creative people learn and grow, using herself as an observer and experiment. Outside of SuperHi, she’s either writing, learning or “shopping”. A good day is when she does all three, bubble tea in hand.
Ryan is an Australian immigrant living in a village in the Scottish Highlands (we told you we’re a remote company!). He's a developer and The Keeper of the SuperHi Editor. He spends most of his time outside of SuperHi taking parts off of one pile of bikes and putting them onto different bikes.
Mirna is a Queens, NYC native living, oop north, in England, working on helping our community be the best it can be. In her spare time, she's part of the CrossFit cult ("how do you know if someone does CrossFit...?") and looks after a baby boy and Frankie the Beagle.
André is a Portuguese dreamer working from (mostly) sunny Lisbon. As SuperHi’s hybrid creative, he designs and codes our products to life. In addition to swimming twice a week, he is also an avid reader of independent magazines and a board game addict.
Brian is constantly thinking about the best ways for our community to grow and be the best it can be for all. In his spare time, he collects wooden objects and sculptures, and illustrates children's book for his niece, and is slightly addicted to french fries.
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.
SuperHi founder + CEO