Friday, August 28, 2009

Ad Age article regarding upcoming Master Classes in Boulder, USA

What does Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Threadless, Big Spaceship, Modernista Interactive and Hyper Island have in common?
We're all part of the faculty for the upcoming Master Classes in Boulder, taking place between September 14th-25th.

Find out who else is involved in a new article from Advertising Age!

Today, August 28th, is the registration deadline for:
· Master Class for Creatives
· Master Class for Project Managers and Strategists
Click here to find out how to apply!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hyper Island graduate's tutorial at CAP&Design

Hyper Island Digital Media 2007 graduate Patrik Berg has just contributed with a tutorial to CAP&Design on how to adapt logos to the web .

To check it out - Click here! (In Swedish)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Garbergs about Hyper Island Master Class

"Everyone should go to Hyper."
To find out what else Hyper Island Master Class participant Nina Åkestam from Garbergs says about the course - Click here!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hyper Island - Now in New York City!

The first Hyper Island Master Class for Executives in New York City will be offered on October 15th - 17th 2009 together with highly respected organization The One Club.

Register and read more here:

Beginning November 1st 2009, Hyper Island will have representation in New York City and will mainly start offering tailor-made courses in digital for the industry. There is a huge need for training on spot in New York City, the clients are present and, according to the industry, no other educational institute as Hyper Island exists in the U.S.

"Executives are always right... But in one important question they are usually wrong - they also need continuous, off work, training. Hyper Island Master Class is tailor made to perfectly suit this demanding group’s specific needs. Anyone who take the chance to knowledge-boost The Hyper Island Way will be deeply rewarded", says Mattias Hansson, CEO, Hyper Island.

The Hyper Island Master Class for Executives is open for all professionals who feel that they need to raise their knowledge about digital and interactive communication.

"We are more than happy to make it possible for Executives in the communications industry to take a Hyper Island Master Class in New York City. The US industry professionals that has been traveling to Sweden to experience Hyper Island over the years have always asked us when we will offer the same opportunity on US soil. That time is now", says Mattias Hansson, CEO, Hyper Island.

After more than 14 years in Sweden, world renown Swedish education company Hyper Island earlier this year declared its new partnership with Boulder Digital Works in Colorado, U.S and will be offering unique short courses including Understanding Group Leadership and Hyper Island Master Classes for Creatives, Project Managers, and Strategists for the first time in the U.S. Register and read more here:

Hyper Island has already started the journey of internationalization. Since the start in 1996, Hyper Island has always taken on international students. All programs are conducted in English. This year Hyper Island has students from 14 different countries in the long-term programs, which makes Hyper Island one of the most international private educational companies in Sweden.

“This year we will be offering tailor-made courses based on the Hyper Island model throughout North America. I would be very surprised if we don’t offer full-time educational programs in the U.S within a couple of years”, says Mattias Hansson, CEO, Hyper Island.

For more information:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hyper Island teaches Singapore to learn

The Click 2009 conference, created by British industry bible Creative Review, was held in Singapore yesterday.

Hyper Island CEO Mattias Hansson was invited to talk about The Hyper Island Way and sat on the panel for "Changing the curriculum of learning - we don't need no education?" and "Defining the future of digital creativity". Amongst the other participants were leading professionals from Asian homes of Droga5, Ogilvy, Profero, AKQA, DDB, Iris Nation, Mindshare, Idea Factory, as well as British Poke and Unit9, together with many regional Asian professionals eager to learn more about the future of learning in the digital age.

"The energy and level of knowledge is amazing here in Singapore and I have made some really good contacts that Hyper Island will benefit from in the near future", says Mattias.
The interest for the Hyper Island Master Class is high in Singapore the local and regional agencies seek to raise the level of excellence in their workplaces.
"Hyper Island will be back in Singapore. Soon", promises Mattias.

Do not miss out the Click 2009 events in London and New York later this year. Visit for more information.
Follow Click 2009 on Twitter - click here!

Photo: Inart Lui,, Singapore

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Follow us on Twitter

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PS: Read one of our previous blog posts to find out how a Hyper Island graduate was involved with the design of the Twitter logo.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome Motion Graphics Designer 2010 Karlskrona!

Motion Graphics Designer 2010 Karlskrona also started this week, welcome! We asked a few questions to two of the students; Frederikke from Denmark and Swede Christopher-Robin:

Why Hyper Island?
Frederikke Glick (FG): I have a friend who studied Interactive Art Director in Stockholm and he thought that Hyper Island was something for me. He sent me some papers with info about Hyper Island and it felt perfect for me. I think that taking lecturers from the industry, companies like Pixar and Double Negative, is far better than having in-house teachers.
Christopher-Robin Eklund (CR): I’ve heard of the innovative learning method and it seems very good. To practice improve what you are good at during your education is really great. I’ve also heard so much about the good reputation and that over 90% of the graduated students finds a job directly after the graduation.

What expectations do you have on the Motion Graphics Designer program?
FG: The personal development and group dynamics. I expect to become good at the things we learn and that we will learn a great deal of things.
CR: I want to develop personally. I also want to get a deeper insight in the motion graphics field and combine it with my past as a photographer. Moving media is the one single thing that grows the most on the web today.

Can you tell us about your day so far?
FG: It has been good and interesting. It has been very interesting and fun to meet the new class. I also hope that the structure of the first day will keep on throughout the year.
CR: It’s been great. I think that it’s good that we already the first day started to deal with all the myths that surround Hyper Island.

What is the best summer moment of 2009?
CR: When I got accepted to Hyper Island, no doubt about it!
FG: When I got accepted of course. But also the whole thing with moving from Copenhagen, Denmark where I live to Karlskrona.

Where will you be in five years?
FG: I will work as a compositor for Digital Domain or another VFX agency in LA. Hope that they read this blog!
CR: I will work as my own or as an employee, combining the new things I’ve learnt about motion graphics at Hyper Island with my skills as a professional photographer.

Thank you, Frederikke and Christopher-Robin!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Welcome Digital Media 2011 Karlskrona!

A big welcome also to Digital Media 2011 Karlskrona!

Digital Media 2011 Karlskrona also started on Tuesday this week. The class consists of students from Sweden, Norway, the US and Poland. We look forward to spending the coming 2 years together with you!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Welcome Digital Media 2011 Stockholm!

Welcome Digital Media 2011 Stockholm, one of Hyper Island's four classes starting this week!

The students come from Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Spain and the US. We look forward to spending 90 productive weeks together with all of you!