Hi everyone! Excited for this AMA opportunity.
I'm Milan and I lead design at SuperHi, an online school for creatives that offers practical, learn-at-your-own-pace design and coding courses.
I’m happy to discuss and answer any questions you may have about... - SuperHi - Our courses - What it's like to lead design at a startup - Fostering an inclusive, diverse community - Portfolio questions - Anything design related. Branding, product, UX, visual, etc. - Lifting up women, POC and underrepresented communities in the tech industry - Working on a remote team. I live in NYC but we're a team distributed across the US, Canada and Europe.
My design tasks at SuperHi vary from marketing, web, UX, product, branding, and even working on our physical book and welcome package. I also produced and creative directed a photoshoot in London to get our brand photography you see on the site. We're also launching 5 new mini-courses in a couple months, and I'm creating and teaching our Intro to UX Design course. AMA!
About me: I studied Graphic Design and Japanese at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I started my design career in Santiago, Chile, working on web design, a bit of front-end and branding for startups, individuals and local conferences. After that I worked in Brooklyn, NY at a small digital agency called Ronik Design for a couple years. I've also done freelance on and off between jobs.
All our courses are beginner to intermediate level. We're not an intense coding bootcamp — we believe in making learning accessible, practical and most importantly, fun! Our courses are tailored towards those in the creative industry, and we especially value design. You can check out the sites our students make here: https://www.superhi.com/hall-of-fame