is an online code school, resource haven and worldwide community of 1,500+ creatives learning to code and grow professionally.
The Who and the Why
Coding is a skill that brings your designs and creative visions to life, and that’s exciting! We think learning how to code should be too. Founded in 2016, SuperHi is a global community of students learning how to code 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, Toronto and Dundee, Scotland.
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? SuperHi have 30+ years of coding experience collectively. We collectively live in 4 places in 4 time zones, and all love doggos.
Founder + CEO
🇺🇸 New York
Rik is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (an 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.
Design + Brand
🇺🇸 New York
Milan leads all things design at SuperHi, working on everything from improving the end-to-end course experience and learning platform to SuperHi’s print book. She is Scandinasian (thanks 23andMe!) and lives in an apartment in Brooklyn with far too many plants.
Marketing + Operations
Adam is a dad to an amazing toddler, a newborn and a million dad-jokes. He runs (both figuratively and literally) around north London thinking about startups, robots and the universe. He believes that everyone should be "foreverquisitive" – constantly learning new things, no matter their age.
Teacher + Developer
Lawrence is a South (or 'sarf') Londoner teaching lots of lovely creative people how to code by day, and by night, he's a semi-professional mojito drinker. He was previously an instructor at London code school Steer (R.I.P.) with Rik, and to most of our students, he's the voice of our courses.
Kristen is SuperHi's educational designer, making sure all our courses are as frictionless as possible. She previously worked for Nike and Huge so SuperHi is the first non four-letter company name in her résumé, and like every Canadian, she's the nicest person in the world.
🇬🇧 Dundee, Scotland
Ryan is an Australian immigrant living on a farm in Scotland (told you we're a remote company!). He’s a developer and The Keeper of the SuperHi Editor. His interests include photography, hardcore punk, spoon carving and Land Rovers, and his favourite emojis are \o/ and :v
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 46 countries and 15 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