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Innovation in San Sebastián

This past spring we headed to San Sebastian, Spain to collaborate with Fomento de San Sebastián/Donostia Sustapena, the Economic Development Agency for the city. After a couple months, we reconnected to explore the impact of the program, which was designed to support business and public sector leaders make the most of changes happening in technology technologies and the effects on the city, local start-up community and industry.
Google Analytics a digital marketing tool

Digital Marketing Toolbox for Beginners

Whether you’re looking to start your journey to becoming a digital marketer, or boost your expertise in the digital marketing field, creating and leveraging your digital marketing toolbox can support your digital progression.
Data driven marketing

Why Your Marketing Needs to be Data-Driven

The prospect of becoming more data driven in your marketing may seem daunting, regardless of how long you’ve been in the industry. But with the right tools and know how, you can be empowered with the confidence to leverage data and set yourself apart from the competition going forward.

Head of Growth Marketing reflects on Digital Strategy Course

We recently connected with Simon Hermansson, a graduate of our Part-Time 10 week Digital Strategy Course in Stockholm. Simon is Head of Growth Marketing at Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) one of Sweden's leading newspapers. We discussed motivations for learning, the importance of changing how we work and organize and how an understanding of culture and group dynamics can lead to new value creation and knowledge. 

Global Design Manager reflects on Hyper Island Masters

In an on-going series we connect with our full and part-time Masters Students from around the world. A few times each month we will meet students and alumni daring to do new and carve out the path they seek in their lives or career. You will learn about the Hyper Island experience through the lens of those coming together to study, learn and grow in Manchester, London, Stockholm and Singapore. 

36 hours in the life of a Service Designer

Hi! I’m Beatriz, but call me Bea. I’m a process and service designer in Oslo, where I work for Idean, a global design agency. My story began in In 2010, when I started working as a producer at MTV Brazil. My job there was to get shit done, research and write about music all day long. It was the dream job for anyone who grew up in the ’90s with a passion for music. 

Global Differences: Marketing Lessons from China

There's often an assumption that with globalization things are done the same or that people behave the same around the world. This couldn't be further from the truth. Of course there are tremendous amounts of commonality around human needs and what we share with one another. There’s also power, and beauty in the differences, and tremendous opportunity to learn. This is what we see when we look to other places, notably, China. 

10 Weeks to Digital Strategy

How we learn is equally important to what we learn, and that’s why we balance our programs and offerings through a content and process model designed to meet the needs of learners. Learn more about how we approach Digital Strategy through a flexible and impact oriented in-person 10 week part-time course.

Alumni recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30

An entrepreneur since his teens, this past year brought many surprises, challenges and rewards to Part-Time MA Digital Management student Raphael Reber. The Swiss-based CEO of Zeilenwerk and Co-Founder of Impact Hub Bern was this week recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30

The future paradox | Changes of Tomorrow

We live in a paradox. What’s a paradox, you ask? Well according to the all savvy internet, a paradox is “a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.”

36hrs in the life of a Producer

Hi there! I’m Olivia Johansson, a former Motion Creative Student at Hyper Island, Stockholm. I’m sure you now think of me as an animator, 3D artist or a graphic designer - or something else in the creative field. Truth is I took a completely different path when graduating from Hyper Island - I became a producer and my most creative work day to day is formatting spreadsheets. And I love it.

Committed to Lead

Whether with a first time leader or someone with a decade of experience mobilizing others, we see a common commitment to continuously learn, develop and find ways to achieve greater impact.  

Privacy – LLL Issue 1

Last month we launched Lifelong Learning, an email series with a few objectives - connect to the tools and methodology that have been powering Hyper Island, an overview of some of the latest opportunities to learn and also a prompt to the community to come together around, reflect and make sense of a significant development in the world of technology, business and well, life. 

UI vs UX: What’s the difference?

Take a look at the differences between UI and UX, and what each entails in order to develop your career and transform a user’s interaction with a digital product.

Your choices, our future | Changes of Tomorrow

It’s going to come down to your personal choices. The future is going to be defined by your decisions. And it’s not going to be easy to decide.

36hrs in the life of a Web Developer

My name is Valerie, I am a punctual but funny German living in Amsterdam and I graduated from MA Digital Management in Manchester in 2015. 2 years ago I decided to pivot my career from Digital Marketing to Web Development and I am now writing code for websites at Your Majesty, a full-service design and technology firm in Amsterdam. Welcome to my 36hrs diary.
Digital Marketing Online Course alumni Linda and Frida

Alumni Q&A- Linda Hugestrand of NA-KD

We speak with Alumni Linda Hugestrand of NA-KD on what it takes to dare to learn new skills and turn them into your next role. A long time brand builder in the automotive industry, Linda now works with Influencer Marketing in Fashion.

Things I wish I knew sooner | Changes of Tomorrow

It’s very interesting that efforts to do good for the planet and our future on it are called sustainability.
The Empathy Game

Fuelling Connection Through Empathy

On their quest of changing the world, our alumni are constantly channeling their learning experiences into new initiatives, ventures and business opportunities around the globe. 
User Experience course

The World According to UX

They often say the best way to learn something is to teach it to others and that is what we kept in mind when launching our new Skillshare course on UX Design. 

Make your future, your business | Changes of Tomorrow

The Future is private! At least that’s what Facebook’s CEO, Chairman, and co-Founder told us this week.

Is Motion Design for you?

So you’re interested in knowing more about our program, but you’re not sure you have what it takes to get in? Don’t worry, all you need is an open mind to go from 0 to 100 with this program. But don’t just take our word for it, we spoke to Hyper alumni and Motion Design grad Frederik Wiedel to give you a peek into his work life. And to see why we think this is one of the more interesting paths to follow for a creatively fulfilling career.

How to start your own business the ‘Hyper Island-way’

Got a winning idea for a business? Not sure how to get it off the ground? Meet Alexandra Herget. Whilst taking our Interactive Art Direction (now Design Lead) program in 2017, she started her own business, just as her classmates embarked on their internships. 

Hyper Island students call out for an equal and sustainable future

The status quo doesn’t cut it for today’s students. Equality, ethics and shared values are high up on the agenda – both in and outside of the classroom. Now, three bright minds from Hyper Island are taking these values with them into the real world.
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