Student and alumni stories

Thousands of students have gone through the Hyper Island experience. Here are a few of their stories.

Student Story: Unni Soelberg.

Being Norwegian, a parent, and with 14 years of experience in graphic design and advertising, Unni has a unique perspective to share on her MA Digital Experience Design journey. 

How Hyper Island’s alumni are making life better at work

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Two Hyper Island graduates are on a mission to ensure that these hours become more engaging, fulfilling, fun and ultimately, help us to reach our full potential at work.

Alumni Diaries: Become a True Digital Driving Force in Business

Have you ever wondered why things are changing around you instead of being a part of them? For Thomas Waegemans, too many great ideas lost their value because they were not being realized or brought to market. His search to find a way to blend creativity with business acumen led him to enroll in Hyper Island’s MA Digital Management program. Here, we discover how he transferred his learnings to become Business Design and Strategy Lead at Fortune 500 Global 500 company, Accenture Interactive.

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. 

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
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.

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.

Students at Hyper Island Singapore discuss the future of money

One of the most disruptive forces in the recent years has been the fintech boom. New ways of delivering financial services are emerging all the time and changing the way we live and do business. Hyper Island Singapore students discuss the latest trends in a series of podcasts.

A year later: What we learned about driving transformation

Digital Transformation students Olivier Wolf and Daniel Boos share what they learned during our popular online course and how they are applying what they learned to the jobs at a publicly owned company in the transportation industry.

Hyper Island alumni Sandra Molin on Industry Research Projects

After studying business, Sandra Molin came to Hyper Island looking for a creative learning experience that didn’t feel stagnated or outdated. She took our 11-month MA in Digital Management, including a six-month Industry Research Project, and hasn’t once looked back.

How Naira-Abdel Halim discovered that team is everything

Naira-Abdel Halim is a born and raised Stockholmer, currently studying to be a Digital Media Creative at Hyper Island Stockholm. We caught up with her to gain insight into the program’s annual exhibition.

Great talent can be found everywhere: Amy’s story

Hyper Island students are encouraged to develop their professional networks and gain industry-relevant skills to be able to realize their career goals. Here, Amy shares her journey and shares advice for those who want to follow in her footsteps.

Great talent can be found everywhere: Leticia’s story

Finding a top job in Europe can be a challenge without a professional network to leverage or relevant industry experience. Meet alumni Leticia, who successfully landed a job in Europe as she shares advice for those who want to do the same.

Hyper Island students are rolling with Volvo Group

Over the course of 72 intensive hours, 250 Hyper Island students developed 40 hacks to help the Volvo Group create new services for connected and electric trucks in cities. Here’s what went down.
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