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Project Management: The New Creative Superpower

Project Management: The New Creative Superpower

Bet if I were to ask what you think the most important skill creatives can learn to move their work forward is, you probably weren't thinking project management. But there it is and here's why everyone who works on things, whether with a team or solo, needs to start thinking and acting like a project manager.

How to Get (And Stay!) Inspired as a Designer

How to Get (And Stay!) Inspired as a Designer

Do you think good designers pull ideas out of nowhere? That could be further from the truth. Designers are always observing, thinking, perceiving and listening. Whether you design products or graphics, cultivating a creative practice is key to sharpening your skills and getting really good.

Designing for the Web 101: The Truth About All the Different Roles You'll Come Across

Designing for the Web 101: The Truth About All the Different Roles You'll Come Across

One of the most confusing things about getting started with design is understanding what all the roles and titles really mean. What's the difference between a UX and a UI designer? What about graphic design vs digital design? Here, we break it all down.

Can Anyone be a Good Designer?

Can Anyone be a Good Designer?

What makes a good designer and could you be one? Design is a relatively new field and it's all about shaping the world and solving problems. Here we break down a brief history of design and the 3 traits you probably need to be a good designer today. And no, being "good at drawing" isn't one of them.

Ready to Learn to Code? How to Get Started, Get Unstuck and Stay Motivated

Ready to Learn to Code? How to Get Started, Get Unstuck and Stay Motivated

There's no grey area in your mental state when programming. You either feel like a genius or an idiot, and everyone, even the most experienced coders, feels this way. Here's how to set yourself up to stay motivated. Plus, learn what the five common mistakes people make when learning to code.

A Quickstart Guide to Programming Languages and How to Choose the Right One

A Quickstart Guide to Programming Languages and How to Choose the Right One

Why all the different programming languages? How come there are so many ways to code and what exactly is the difference between Java and Javascript? Digital projects depend heavily on the correct choice of coding language, so learn to pick the right ones.

Calling All Creatives: Why You Should (And Shouldn't) Learn to Code

Calling All Creatives: Why You Should (And Shouldn't) Learn to Code

There's a secret in the tech industry. Even though the internet has become more complex and noisy, learning to code is a lot easier than you think. Here's why you should (or shouldn't) learn to code and why it's probably easier than you think.

Self Care for Creatives: Finding Meaning in Creative Pursuits Outside "Work"

Self Care for Creatives: Finding Meaning in Creative Pursuits Outside "Work"

As the finale in our series on self care for creatives, we dive into one of the biggest questions and challenges creative people face: how do we decide what creative work to keep for ourselves and what work to do for others? Annika Loebig chats with a few different working creatives across industries to explore how they think about and approach the difference between hobbies and work we should monetize as "work".

Ask a Coder #1: How Do I Do Well in a Coding Test?

Ask a Coder #1: How Do I Do Well in a Coding Test?

Here at SuperHi, we get a lot of questions from our amazing and creative students. What we've realized: learning and growing doesn't stop after you complete a course or learn a new skill. It's an ongoing series of ups and downs, challenges and blurry lines, doubts and insecurities, a sometimes muddy mess of hows, whys, what ifs and what nows? We see these questions and we hear you: it's tough out there.

Self Care for Creatives: Staying Sane and Embracing Downtime When You're Working From Home

Self Care for Creatives: Staying Sane and Embracing Downtime When You're Working From Home

Are you living that #wfh life? It's a dream for many and a forced reality for others, but no matter how you got here and how long you're staying, there's a bit of an art to making remote work the productive and wonderful work life that it can be. In our series on self care for creatives, Alice Katter shares her tips on how to stay creative while working from home.

Self Care for Creatives: How to be Creative Even When You Don't Feel Like It

Self Care for Creatives: How to be Creative Even When You Don't Feel Like It

If only there was a formula to producing good creative work. There isn't, but let's try to get as close as we can. Nadja Bozovic takes us through how to maintain and feed your creativity to keep doing the work, even during uncertain, stressful and lazy days, as part of our series on self care for creatives.

Olivia Charlesworth, Independent Multidisciplinary Designer: On Finding Clients and Building a Network in a New City

Olivia Charlesworth, Independent Multidisciplinary Designer: On Finding Clients and Building a Network in a New City

Olivia Charlesworth (@oliviacworth) is a multidisciplinary designer who recently relocated from London to New York. Over the past five years she has worked freelance for the likes of It's Nice That, Anyways, DesignStudio, BBH London, GBH Design and, most recently, Google. Alongside her self-employed work, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute and started a photography club. Here Olivia speaks to us about her journey as a freelancer, what she's learned, and what she's still learning.

Self Care for Creatives: How to Stay Inspired Through the Noise of the Internet

Self Care for Creatives: How to Stay Inspired Through the Noise of the Internet

The internet is a noisy place, both a web of beautiful, boundless connections and information and a cesspool of whatever you can possibly imagine. It's the best of places and the worst of places. Daniel Milroy Maher explores how to stay inspired through all the noise, as part of our series on self care for creatives.

Daniel Milroy Maher, Freelance Writer and Editor: On How to Get Going and Asking for Help

Daniel Milroy Maher, Freelance Writer and Editor: On How to Get Going and Asking for Help

Daniel Milroy Maher (@danielmilroymaher) is a fresh departure from some of the other people we've interviewed here at SuperHi. Working primarily as a writer and editor, his bread and butter isn't the design or code work, but the spaces in between: the cultural discourse, the celebration of designers and artists, the work it takes to create a space for creatives to thrive. Join us as we dive into freelancing, from the other side.

Coding as Self Care (+ Other Stories on Self Care for Creatives)

Coding as Self Care (+ Other Stories on Self Care for Creatives)

Everyone needs a little bit of self care, and right now, many of us seem to need a lot more of it. But there seems to be a fine balance when it comes to the art of making creative work: how productive you should be in order to produce and push your creative boundaries and the path it takes to get there and keep your sanity, your happiness and your health. For many of us, that balance seems like a constant chase, always just out of grasp. But maybe it's not about balance: maybe self care is about whatever you need to keep going, to keep doing, to say all the things you want to say. Embrace the ups and downs, the lulls and the wins, the "treat yourself" moments and the "work at it" self care, as we explore what self care for people who do creative work can look like.

Carolyn Zhang, Independent Digital Designer: On What it Really Takes and the Future of Freelancing

Carolyn Zhang, Independent Digital Designer: On What it Really Takes and the Future of Freelancing

Carolyn Zhang (@carolynz) and I met over Zoom, just like so many others have in the new state of the world. The Brooklyn-based independent designer has worked with a range of clients from big companies to young startups and is now working through another "season" of freelancing. We chatted about all kinds of things, from what it took to make the leap, to her take on the future of freelancing, to what it means to make meaningful and creative work.

The Creative Freelancer's Guide to Growing a Business and Scaling Independence

The Creative Freelancer's Guide to Growing a Business and Scaling Independence

The future is freelance. Social, cultural and infrastructural change ushered us into this new era heralding the rise of the freelance workforce, the omnipresence of the internet an engine to level the playing field in ways both good and bad, but ultimately, bestowing us with wonderful new ways to reach people and work, build, make money, make art.

Now we're here and freelancing is as normal as a job is, and just like jobs are, they can be whatever we want them to be, whatever we see them as, whatever we put into them. They're also just as likely to be a fantasy or a nightmare as any job can be, and as loaded with the same kinds of challenges: getting paid what you're worth, finding the right jobs/clients, trying to do your best work amidst uncertainty, institution and change. If you've got the wheels on your dream turning and a healthy business in view, firstly, recognize just how lucky you are to be there. And don't stop. It's time to talk about what you want to build for your future, freelancing and beyond.

Ask a Project Manager #6: How Do I Become My Own Boss?

Ask a Project Manager #6: How Do I Become My Own Boss?

Digital PM trainer and Digital Project Management course instructor Rachel Gertz is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Project Manager series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. In her final column, Rachel takes us through the highs and lows of what it really takes to start your own business.

The Creative Freelancer's Guide to Setting Up a Business and Getting Paid

The Creative Freelancer's Guide to Setting Up a Business and Getting Paid

The world of freelancing comes with an entirely new set of challenges: you're not only responsible for getting clients, doing the work and developing your professional practice as a creative, you're also operating the engine of your independence. That means deciding what you're worth, closing the sale, and managing your cash flow.

But if any of your previous jobs wasn't accountant, lawyer or operational kingpin, it can not only feel challenging but foreign altogether to even talk about money, much less ask for it and know what to charge. What if they say no? Is it too high, is it too low? This is why work experience before making the freelance leap is for more than just improving your craft - it also gives you a major leg-up when it comes to understanding the business side.

Ask a Project Manager #5: How Do I Land My First Project Management Job?

Ask a Project Manager #5: How Do I Land My First Project Management Job?

Digital PM trainer and Digital Project Management course instructor Rachel Gertz is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Project Manager series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here. Today, Rachel dishes on what it takes to get your first role as a project manager.

SuperHi on Freelancing: How to Pitch Yourself to Get Freelance Work

SuperHi on Freelancing: How to Pitch Yourself to Get Freelance Work

In our freelance guide on how to get clients, we walked through how to get clients using the internet. Today, we're expanding on the art of the cold pitch because well, it's kinda scary, it takes a bit of chutzpah and you risk the uncomfortable feeling of rejection. But when you really need work and the long game won't work for now, you've got to get out there and go get it.

How do you master the art of the cold pitch? Why aren't you getting any replies? How do you follow-up without being annoying?

Ask a Project Manager #4: How Do I Make Sure My Team Adheres to Deadlines?

Ask a Project Manager #4: How Do I Make Sure My Team Adheres to Deadlines?

Digital PM trainer and Digital Project Management course instructor Rachel Gertz is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Project Manager series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here. Today, Rachel writes about the difference between management and leadership, how to ask for and get behavior change from people and becoming an ally so your team can work together to get things done - on time.

The Creative Freelancer's Guide to Getting Clients

The Creative Freelancer's Guide to Getting Clients

Wanted: freelance developers, designers, writers, artists, marketers, and creatives - all of you who aim to live and work in the mysterious yet wonderful, and sometimes anxiety-ridden world of creative freelancing. It doesn't matter how you got here and why, just that you're ready to learn and use the internet to build an independent and fulfilling career.

Today, we kick off our three-part guide to modern freelancing, informed and inspired by our lovely community full of those wanting to break into freelancing for the first time and those already living it every day. As with everything at SuperHi, we're taking the practical and real-life approach, but we're sprinkling it with a dose of optimism, that freelancing could be, at its worst, all of the cons and none of the pros, but for the self-starters, go-getters and independence-seekers among us, and with a bit of time and effort, it could also be a beautiful, challenging but fulfilling, and inherently creative way to do the best work of your life. Let's do this.

Ask a Project Manager #3: I Don't Have a Project Manager and I Really Need One. Help!

Ask a Project Manager #3: I Don't Have a Project Manager and I Really Need One. Help!

Digital PM trainer and Digital Project Management course instructor Rachel Gertz is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Project Manager series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here. Today, Rachel writes about a common situation: how to do the job you were hired to do, and do it well, when there's no project manager to help set expectations and spot red flags.

Finding the Common Denominator and How to Take a (Grown-Up) Gap Year: Coach and Writer Tina Essmaker on Creative Burnout

Finding the Common Denominator and How to Take a (Grown-Up) Gap Year: Coach and Writer Tina Essmaker on Creative Burnout

Tina Essmaker is a coach and writer helping creative professionals navigate career transition and growth. After experiencing burnout both as a social worker and as co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Great Discontent, she realized the importance of boundaries and making time for one's self. We speak about false beliefs about work, the pressures of social media, and making small changes that add up over time.

Ask a Project Manager #2: How Do I Navigate Internal Politics to Get the Right Things Done?

Ask a Project Manager #2: How Do I Navigate Internal Politics to Get the Right Things Done?

Digital PM trainer and Digital Project Management course instructor Rachel Gertz is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Project Manager series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here. Today, Rachel dishes on setting expectations and navigating internal politics when it feels like everyone has different priorities.

Ravioli at 3am and Metaphors on Baking Bread: Letterer and Designer Lauren Hom on Creative Burnout

Ravioli at 3am and Metaphors on Baking Bread: Letterer and Designer Lauren Hom on Creative Burnout

Lauren Hom is a lettering artist and designer who started her career in advertising. Upon realizing she was burnt out from long nights at the office doing unfulfilling work, Lauren switched to pursue hand lettering full-time. We speak to her about post-burnout career transition, burning out even when doing what you love, and getting comfortable with saying no.

Ask a Project Manager #1: What Should Developers Know About Project Management?

Ask a Project Manager #1: What Should Developers Know About Project Management?

Here at SuperHi, we get a lot of questions from our amazing and creative students. What we've realized: learning and growing doesn't stop after you complete a course or learn a new skill. It's an ongoing series of ups and downs, challenges and blurry lines, doubts and insecurities, a sometimes muddy mess of hows, whys, what ifs and what nows? We see these questions and we hear you: it's tough out there.

5 Project Managers on How They Work, PM Toolkits and the Future of Project Management

5 Project Managers on How They Work, PM Toolkits and the Future of Project Management

We're going straight to the source, asking real working project managers what they know about running effective projects. From a digital nomad in the digital marketing industry to a hybrid PM/designer based in New York, we tapped into SuperHi's amazing global community to find out all the things you want to know about the realities of project management today and why project management is a truly essential skill of the future.

When Creatives Burn Out

When Creatives Burn Out

What's burnout, anyway? How is it any different from plain ole run of the mill stress and why exactly are so many of us burning out? Today, we kick off a 3 part series on burnout with software engineer Carolyn Yoo, as she takes us through how to recognize burnout, what can cause it, and why creatives may be especially prone.

How to Project Manage Your Learning

How to Project Manage Your Learning

How do you find the time? What exactly should you be working on? When you want to upgrade your skills, whether it's for creative or career growth, it's not as easy as saying go. Sometimes we get paralyzed before we even start, sometimes we get so close but perfectionism keeps us from the finish line, sometimes we waste months working on things that aren't even relevant. Learning - just like work - is never the linear path we expect it to be. But there are ways to apply the tried and true principles and tools of effective project management to tighten that route and better navigate the world of the unknown to come out with new and improved skills, while keeping your sanity and life in tact. In our Digital Project Management course, we're role and methodology agnostic; here we're taking it a step further outside of the workplace and into the mindset and systems to PM your own learning.

Matt Marshall, Head of Design at Circuit Stream: On How a Creative Technologist Thinks and Works

Matt Marshall, Head of Design at Circuit Stream: On How a Creative Technologist Thinks and Works

I got lucky. Matt (@marshmatter) was the first creative technologist that came up for me in a LinkedIn search. It wasn't quite random: surely the power of a geographic algorithm and one shared connection who I actually don't know means more than mere happenstance. But that's how we connected. Matt started in theatre after spending a childhood on film sets in Toronto. A mentor gave him the very wise advice that to step away isn't to forget, and he ended up years later as head of design at an enterprise AR/VR software company. I caught him just before he was about to head off to Iceland and we chatted about his career, from working on award-winning inventions to art installations to video games. Getting from point A to X? That's a lot more than luck.

How to Design Better Meetings

How to Design Better Meetings

We recently covered why we think everyone needs to think like a project manager. Today, we continue down the path of diving into essential PM skills that almost anyone can learn and benefit from, by tackling something that no one can get around and everyone has opinions on. What's the answer to this riddle? Meetings, of course! From the six different types of meetings to building a practice of creating safe and inclusive spaces, we're here to help you do meetings better this year, with loads more intentionality and a little bit less .../huh?/!?!?!

MarivĂ­ Nadal, Customer Experience at SuperHi: On Big Moves and Trying New Things

MarivĂ­ Nadal, Customer Experience at SuperHi: On Big Moves and Trying New Things

I can't wait for you to meet her. This is what my brand new colleague said to me, after I told her that I was meeting with MarivĂ­ (@marivinadal) during my very first week at SuperHi. It's now been months and she has become a familiar face: we "meet" as she contemplates dinner (tacos if it's Tuesday) while I contemplate breakfast on the other side of the world. On this particular day, she was working out of a castle in Stockholm (to be clear: a coworking space) - and we chatted about something other than work but not too far from it. This is a conversation about work in the context of change, ambition, love - how all these things interweave into the story of our lives. From almost dedicating her life to law and then to space exploration, to user research and CX, how ambition used to look one way but life is a series of second chances you give yourself. Now I can't wait for you to meet her too.

Troy Leinster, Type Designer at Hoefler & Co: On the Importance of Continuing Education

Troy Leinster, Type Designer at Hoefler & Co: On the Importance of Continuing Education

After over a decade as an independent graphic designer, Troy Leinster (@7roy) started pursuing type design. He first studied closer to home at Monash University in Melbourne before heading to [email protected] in New York and later, Type and Media Masters course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Now Troy is a type designer working at Hoefler & Co and teaching at Cooper Union. We met on a nice fall day at an initially quiet and then extremely loud bar in lower Manhattan to chat about how he ended up in type design, the importance of continuing education and the experience of transitioning between disciplines.

Stewart Scott-Curran, Brand Design Lead at Loom: On Strategic Thinking and Staying Open

Stewart Scott-Curran, Brand Design Lead at Loom: On Strategic Thinking and Staying Open

Stewart (@stewartsc) grew up in Scotland doing regular creative kid things: reading lots, drawing lots, making up stories. But unlike a lot of creatives who'd often much prefer to do the work rather than lead it, he's quite clearly a strategist and leader. It's in the way he thinks, the way he talks. It comes out in small ways, like in our chat when he'd mention not putting too much weight in job postings or how he liked to push people and brands to supersede their perceived boundaries. He's done that with his career too, having graduated before ever working with a computer and now leading teams making things on the internet. Stewart was at home in Portland when we chatted, a welcome interlude to my quiet morning.

Work in Progress: How to Build a Career You Love When Everything is Changing

Work in Progress: How to Build a Career You Love When Everything is Changing

As part of our ongoing deep dive into the modern job hunt, we've covered defining your dream job. If you're a career changer, there's certain things you should know about looking for a job. And what if you're pretty set on where you work, but want to keep growing? Then, here you go. Next up, we talk to people on their careers and job trajectories. Before we dive in, we bring it all back to the whole concept of a career in today's changing world.

In Pursuit of Growth: How to Job Hunt Internally

In Pursuit of Growth: How to Job Hunt Internally

This is part of our series on the modern job hunt. Check out our primer on defining the modern dream job so you know what you're looking for, to start. If you're a career changer, there's certain things you should know about looking for a job. But here's a scenario that isn't really that glamorous to talk about because it's not about major reinventions and wild, endless possibilities. So that's the big question we're exploring today: what if you're already working at your dream company? How do you keep growing from there?

In Pursuit of Change: How to Job Hunt for a New Career

In Pursuit of Change: How to Job Hunt for a New Career

If you missed our primer on defining the modern "dream job", you can find that here. Today, we're going to cover specifics of job hunting when you're sort of starting from scratch as a career changer. "Sort of" being operative here, because of course, you're not really starting from scratch even though it feels that way. Your career path is your differentiator. But how do you navigate applying for jobs when you come from a non-traditional background? What are the things you should know and how do you stand out? How do you turn your perceived disadvantages into career leverage? Let's dive into it.

In Pursuit of Fulfillment: How to Define Your Dream Job

In Pursuit of Fulfillment: How to Define Your Dream Job

In our resume and cover letter series, we tackle how to prep yourself for the job hunt. Before that, you got clear on your career goals. So now you think you have what it takes. Or maybe you don't, but clearly, that's the imposter syndrome talking. Whether it's the pull of your own ambition, dreams, and goals or the push of your family, peers and bank account, something or someone is telling you: you need to get a job. Or a different one. So here we are, about to send you off to go get 'em. This is the foundation of our series on modern job hunting for creative people: let's start your job hunt searching in the right direction and asking the right questions.

SuperHi on Cover Letters #2: How do I address it, how long should it be and how do I talk about my experience

SuperHi on Cover Letters #2: How do I address it, how long should it be and how do I talk about my experience

Writing cover letters is tough! And while there's a lot of advice out there, most of it will still leave you guessing. We wrote this series to answer a few of those lingering questions — because we've probably already made that mistake and we can tell you, no, you shouldn't address it "To Whom it May Concern"...but you can if you want to.

In this article, we're discussing how to address a cover letter, how long it should be and how to talk about your experience.

SuperHi on Cover Letters #1: Why you should write one and what it should include

SuperHi on Cover Letters #1: Why you should write one and what it should include

Writing cover letters is tough! And while there's a lot of advice out there, most of it will still leave you guessing. We wrote this series to answer a few of those lingering questions — because we've probably already made that mistake and we can tell you, no, you repeat your resume line by line...but you can if you want to.

In this article, we're talking about why you should write a cover letter and what should be in it.

SuperHi on Resumes #3: What to do if you've only worked at one place and how to talk freelance work

SuperHi on Resumes #3: What to do if you've only worked at one place and how to talk freelance work

There are very few reliable rules for resumes and really the only way to figure it out is by messing up a few times. This series exists to save you one or two of those mess ups — because we've probably already made that mistake and we can tell you, no, you don't need to panic if you've only had one job...but you can if you want to.

In this article, we're thinking about process, how to talk about freelance work and how to write a resume if you've only worked at one place.

Ask a Designer #6: How Do I Launch a Fulfilling, Creative Career?

Ask a Designer #6: How Do I Launch a Fulfilling, Creative Career?

Designer, speaker and educator Meg Lewis is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Designer series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. We're here, at grand finale #6, Meg's final column with us. If you have any creative career questions you'd like answered, you can still let us know here. We'll be announcing our next columnist soon!

SuperHi on Resumes #2: How far back to go, do I need a summary, and what order?

SuperHi on Resumes #2: How far back to go, do I need a summary, and what order?

There are very few reliable rules for resumes and really the only way to figure it out is by messing up a few times. This series exists to save you one or two of those mess ups — because we've probably already made that mistake and we can tell you, no, you don't need to include a summer job from 8 years ago...but you can if you want to.

This time we're talking how far back to go, summaries and how to order your resume.

Ask a Designer #5: Should I Try to Do it All Myself?

Ask a Designer #5: Should I Try to Do it All Myself?

Designer, speaker and educator Meg Lewis is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Designer series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here.

SuperHi on Resumes #1: What skills should I list?

SuperHi on Resumes #1: What skills should I list?

There are very few reliable rules for resumes and really the only way to figure it out is by messing up a few times. This series exists to save you one or two of those mess ups — because we've probably already made that mistake and we can tell you, no, you don't need to put any charts on your resume...but you can if you want to.

In this article, we're taking on the quietly tricky skills section: what goes in there, what doesn't and how do I organize it anyway?

Ask a Designer #4: How Do I Land that First Breakthrough Design Job?

Ask a Designer #4: How Do I Land that First Breakthrough Design Job?

Designer, speaker and educator Meg Lewis is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Designer series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here.

Hello, Goals #4: Learning From Failure

Hello, Goals #4: Learning From Failure

You made it! This is part 4 of our 4-part Skill Up guide on career goals, where we reset some common perceptions on effective goal setting and break apart how to think about goals in a creative way, for creative people. Today, we're wrapping up this series by tackling the inescapable and inevitable topic of failure, and why you should be conducting your own retros regularly. Get ready to take a no-excuses approach to holding yourself accountable. If you missed part 1, part 2 or part 3 they're right here.

Hello, Goals #3: Getting to the Finish Line

Hello, Goals #3: Getting to the Finish Line

If success is 99% inspiration and 1% perspiration, it's time to sweat (the good kind!), as we explore ways to get to the finish line. This is part 3 of our 4-part Skill Up guide on career goals - if you missed them part 1 is here and part 2 is here - where we reset some common perceptions on effective goal setting and break apart how to think about goals in a creative way, for creative people.

Hello, Goals #2: Working on the Right Things

Hello, Goals #2: Working on the Right Things

This is part 2 of our 4-part Skill Up guide on career goals, where we reset some common perceptions on effective goal setting and break apart how to think about goals in a creative way, for creative people. Part 1 is here if you missed it. Today, we're diving deeper to explore the foundation of it all: you. We'll also explore the different ways to think about goals so that you can harness their power to drive momentum and progress.

Hello, Goals #1: Setting and Planning Career Goals

Hello, Goals #1: Setting and Planning Career Goals

As we continue to move toward a world where creativity and agility matter more than ever, and where so many people get distracted by the seemingly infinite opportunities of the digital era, we set out to explore career goals that enable you to filter the noise and take charge of your own growth. This is part 1 of our 4-part Skill Up guide on career goals, where we reset some common perceptions on effective goal setting and break apart how to think about goals in a creative way, for creative people. Welcome to Hello, Goals! It's time to get what you want, what you really, really want.

Ask a Designer #3: Is Passive Income Possible if I Don't Have a Lot of Followers?

Ask a Designer #3: Is Passive Income Possible if I Don't Have a Lot of Followers?

Designer, speaker and educator Meg Lewis is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Designer series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here.

Ask a Designer #2: Help! My Manager Is Stressing Me Out

Ask a Designer #2: Help! My Manager Is Stressing Me Out

Designer, speaker and educator Meg Lewis is our resident advice columnist for our 6-part Ask a Designer series, where we aim to get real, get deep, and get practical with your most burning questions about life and career in the creative industries. Have a question for her? Submit yours here.

Ask a Designer #1: Does it Matter What I Call Myself?

Ask a Designer #1: Does it Matter What I Call Myself?

Here at SuperHi, we get a lot of questions from our amazing and creative students. What we've realized: learning and growing doesn't stop after you complete a course or learn a new skill. It's an ongoing series of ups and downs, challenges and blurry lines, doubts and insecurities, a sometimes muddy mess of hows, whys, what ifs and what nows? We see these questions and we hear you: it's tough out there.

Imposter Syndrome with Carly Ayres

Imposter Syndrome with Carly Ayres

This time on Imposter Syndrome we're talking to Carly Ayres, a founding partner of HAWRAF, which she and her partners recently closed. She is a board member of AIGA’s New York chapter, and lives in Brooklyn.

Imposter Syndrome with Eric Hu

Imposter Syndrome with Eric Hu

This time on Imposter Syndrome we're talking to Eric Hu, global design director at Nike in Portland, Oregon. Previously he worked as the director of design at Ssense in Montreal.

Skill-up + Grow with SuperHi

Skill-up + Grow with SuperHi

Since the beginning of our online community we've been helping our students from around the world build up their skills, grow their confidence, progress in their careers and supporting them to do to the things they want to do.

Imposter Syndrome with Jennifer Daniel

Imposter Syndrome with Jennifer Daniel

This week on Imposter Syndrome we talk to Jennifer Daniel, creative director for Google's emoji program. Previously, she was a graphics editor at the New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek. Jennifer lives in Berkeley, California.

  Wind Down – SuperHi’s guide on scrapping your to-do list, letting go and reflecting on 2018.

Wind Down – SuperHi’s guide on scrapping your to-do list, letting go and reflecting on 2018.

In a world obsessed with overwhelm and taking in and taking on so much, slowing down is probably the greatest medicine you can give yourself and others.

Camille Hearst on process and how to think like a CEO

Camille Hearst on process and how to think like a CEO

We spoke to the CEO and co-founder of Kit – a social network for discovering and discussing interesting products – about how to formulate ideas, Kit's processes and saying "no" when things aren't good enough.

People of Creativity on how to amplify underrepresented stories in the creative industry

People of Creativity on how to amplify underrepresented stories in the creative industry

The founders of People of Creativity discuss building solidarity, how they make connections through storytelling, and how to make an impact on the creative industry.

How to add web design elements that fade in and out on scroll

How to add web design elements that fade in and out on scroll

For the launch of the second edition of Learn To Code Now, we look at how to create a fading in effect for tags on our page, hiding and showing them as we scroll using Javascript and CSS.

North v South on starting a design podcast

North v South on starting a design podcast

The hosts of design podcast North v South talk to us about how to talk about design, the technical aspects of setting up a weekly show and how to score pies out of ten.

Nick Asbury on how to make technology understandable

Nick Asbury on how to make technology understandable

Nick Asbury, the writing half of British design agency Asbury & Asbury, discusses Sideways Dictionary, how to make jargon understandable again, and the value of a good analogy.

Carly Ayres on how to set up a creative agency

Carly Ayres on how to set up a creative agency

HAWRAF co-founder Carly Ayres talks to us about the path that led her to co-founding a creative studio, how practice makes perfect, and the rewards of learning in public.

Daniel Howells on how to pick the best web designs

Daniel Howells on how to pick the best web designs

Daniel Howells talks us through the past, present and future of the web design and what it takes to get your site featured on Siteinspire.

Rehat Kathuria on how to create iPhone apps

Rehat Kathuria on how to create iPhone apps

iPhone and iPad app developer Rehat Kathuria talks us through how he started making apps, what you should think about if you want an app made and the pitfalls of learning to write code for iOS.

Zach Inglis on how to start a great design conference

Zach Inglis on how to start a great design conference

Designer and developer, Zach Inglis, talks us through how he and his business partner Laura set up a design and tech conference with a little twist.

BONG International on making fun websites and how to get paid for it

BONG International on making fun websites and how to get paid for it

International design and development agency BONG International talk to us about how to work as a remote team, company independence, self initiated projects and how to work as designer-slash-developers.

How to go freelance and stay freelance

How to go freelance and stay freelance

Going freelance is one of the scariest career moves you can make. But done well, it can make you better off, give you more freedom, and most importantly, make you happier.

How to start a startup without ruining your life

How to start a startup without ruining your life

Startups are emotional roller coasters that one minute make you feel like you’re changing the world and the next minute, that everything is falling apart. This guide about how to start a startup may help.

How to move to New York City

How to move to New York City

Moving to any new city is tough. New York City is one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in the world, but also one of the most trickiest to navigate and adjust to. Here’s my tips on how to set yourself up in NYC.