is an online code + design school, resource haven and worldwide online community of creatives learning to grow professionally.

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, Toronto, 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 7 places in 4 time zones, all love doggos...and cats, especially cats.

Rik Lomas

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.

Adam Oskwarek

COO + Marketing
🇬🇧 London

Adam is a dad to two amazing and inspiring kids. 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.

Kristen Altomare-Ciallella

Senior Designer
🇨🇦 Toronto

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.

Ryan Smith

Senior Developer
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Inverness

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.

André Cândido

Designer + Developer
🇵🇹 Lisbon

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.

Kendall Holland

Product Manager
🇺🇸 New York

Kendall is a Brooklynite by way of the Gulf Coast of Florida. When she’s not helping the amazing team at SuperHi think through a project or map out a timeline, she’s probably hanging out with her two cats, making pickles, or attempting the New York Times crossword puzzle.

Mariví Nadal

Customer Experience + Ops
🇸🇪 Stockholm

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 Lawrence

Senior Developer
🇬🇧 London

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.

Jake Brussel Faria

Technical Content Creator
🇺🇸 New York

Jake is a designer/developer based in New York working to make sure our courses are always improving. He thinks everyone should have a personal website especially if it's just one messy HTML file and is slowly learning how to draw typefaces (it's harder than he thought).

Ana Wang

Technical Content Creator
🇨🇦 Vancouver

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.

Joni Trythall

Technical Content Creator
🇺🇸 Delaware

Joni focuses on crafting approachable courses, makes sure the team adds more squash to their diets, and believes that learning is a shared experience. She lives at the top of Delaware where she’s raising a dog, butterflies, avocado seedlings, and a human child.

Why we teach online…

Illustration of cartoon woman learning skills

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.


Rik Lomas,
SuperHi founder + CEO

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