Purple Maiʻa

Digital Creators

Ka'i i ke ala digital creator in this 11-week intensive program

The Digital Creators program is an intensive learning experience that introduces participants to the basics of digital marketing, visual design, and the power of storytelling. Over the 11 week course students will complete real world projects and build a digital portfolio of their work which will be presented at our Digital Creators Hōʻike to partner companies for feedback and review. Through this process we hope to connect our growing hui of Digital Creators Alumni to tangible economic and career growth opportunities such as internships and job placement.

January 9th – April 10th, 2023
1:30-3:30 on Zoom


Why you should join

  • Create a Portfolio Website
  • Craft a Case Study for a
  • Real-World Marketing Project
  • Gain Professional Experience
  • Upgrade your Resume + Linkedin
  • Practice Interviewing & meet employers
  • Develop a network of other digital creators to collaborate with

Become workforce ready

  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Digital Marketing Internship
  • Content Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Marketing Agency Intern
  • Content Marketing Coordinator

Curriculum Overview

Module 1

Our Moʻolelo is Our Message

In Module 1 participants will explore the cultural importance of Moʻolelo and the power of storytelling as a branding practice. By the end of the module participants will be able to synthesize their stories using simple design tools and principals to create cohesive and compelling brand messages.

Module 2

The Waiwai of Content Creation

In this Module participants will put their new found Digital Creator skills into practice by developing more complex content that will include simple animation for short form video. By the end of the module participants will have also designed and built their professional digital portfolio which will serve as the waihona for all of the waiwai content they have created.

Module 3

Coding Your Future

In the final Module participants will be introduced to front-end web development languages and tools as a preview to possible next steps as Digital Creators. Particpants will also spend time preparing for their Hōʻike presentations and exploring future growth and career opportunities with our career counselor.

Learn Real World Job Skills

Graphic Design

Basic graphic design & layout for social media posts


Plan and implement marketing campaigns

Social Media

Write engaging copy and craft stories for social media


Learn how to create and setup an online store


Learn the basics of HTML, CSS and javascript

Soft Skills

Learn how to interview and communicate effectively

Who are we looking for?

High School Students and young adults based in Hawaiʻi, across the pae ʻāina

Must attend one 2-hr meetings per week, for 11 weeks

Baseline technology literacy— minimum competencies:

  • Navigate a web browser and access websites, set up new user accounts
  • Download applications from the internet
  • Navigate computer file system

Professional Skills

  • Ability to work on a team
  • Time management and ability to hit deadlines
  • Organized
  • Learns quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Communicates clearly and in a professional manor

Access to a computer (mandatory), smartphone (recommended)

Available to be hired in the next 4-6 months in a relevant role (digital marketing intern, etc).


Applications for this session are now closed.