About

Who we are

Høst Creative is a global business design consulting group that collaborates with its public and private sector clients to find new answers to some of the world's most pressing systemic challenges.

We envision more implementable, efficient and fresher solutions for a sustainable future, and we offer our integrated service lines in digital innovation, strategic advisory and creative, as well as our data management products —Starling and Cygnus by Høst Creative— to bring them to life.

Through our international development knowledge, curious spirit and critical thinking skills, we guide changemakers into understanding both the bigger picture and nuance, embracing design thinking processes and leveraging the power of brand to make better decisions and deliver real impact.

Why Høst?

Established in 2013

We have been creating digital products and brands as a company for the better part of a decade.

Multi-sector experience

From education to finance to infrastructure and others, we’ve collaborated with a variety of clients in diverse industries and sectors, all committed to tackling big questions through their work

100+ assignments

We have helped some of the world’s most recognizable organizations build and launch products time and time again.

3.6M in project management

We have been creating digital products and brands as a company for the better part of a decade.

$93M value added

Our work has helped our clients turn products into multi-million dollar, socially-focused initiatives and organizations.

Global reach: 35+ countries

Our team has worked in over 35 countries and has seen first-hand the contribution of our work to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

What we think

Learning is for life

Learning is for life

We are knowledge seekers committed to constantly feeding our curiosity. We are not afraid to learn new skills (and make mistakes while at it!), adapt to different ways of doing things, and dig deeper into our clients’ subjects to ensure substance to our work.

Bridging IQ + EQ

Bridging IQ + EQ

We are critical thinkers that put humans at the center of our work. Our best insights are the result of combining data and analytical rigour with empathy and emotional sensibility.

Purpose in action

Purpose in action

Finding answers to making the world a more environmentally and socially sustainable place along with our clients is what energizes us. We put our development knowledge and backgrounds in action to create solutions that work.

Better together

Better together

Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration. We create work environments in which diverse voices are heard and acknowledged because the sum of our collective efforts lead to more holistic solutions.

Who are the people behind it?

We are thinkers with diverse backgrounds, expertises and skills. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of project managers, strategists, data analysts, designers, communicators, creatives, technical advisors to multilateral development organizations and more.  

We are majority women from and based all over the world that speak different languages and work across our locations, constantly collaborating with each other and our clients. Our differences allow us to come up with fresh ideas. Our shared beliefs influence our work, and the impact we strive to make. 

Get to know our leadership:

What do you do?
I solve problems, it is my favourite thing to do. With the help of my team we choose big questions and use our experience to bring about a new way of answering those questions. Aside from our product expansions, I also work on our assignments as a data and strategy expert (and lend a hand wherever I am needed!).

What's your background?
My career started in renewable energy with lots of change management and corporate strategy. When it came time to decide on my next steps, I founded Høst with the vision of taking some of our world's toughest questions and coming up with creative ways of solving those problems. 

What are some of your fun facts?
I am an avid photographer and designer. Though I don't tend to do as much design on our assignments these days, in my spare time I often end up creating things with my hands (as well as coming up with some terrible joke to share with the team during the week).

What do you do?
I try to make complicated things simple. I believe that when we help our clients break down their challenges into the component parts, and take one step at a time, there is seldom a need for difficulty or tension. Success for me is when the process is fun, the result is just right (not too much, not too little), and the shared sentiment at completion is “well, that was easy”.  

What's your background?
I began work in education policy and became quickly frustrated at the inability of governments to effect the change drastically needed to improve education. I wanted to know whether the private sector could do a better job. This interest led me to IFC. During my 15 years there, I worked in private education and healthcare, advised governments on private-public partnerships in social infrastructure and eventually led efforts to improve how we share global experiences in PPPs. 

What are some of your fun facts?
I have a bright red “that was easy” button on my desk, a gift from some great consultants I once worked with. 

On my other desk I have art supplies: I am what is known as an “emerging artist”, which I gather is what artists call themselves when they haven’t quite developed enough confidence to just call themselves artists. When I finish my Painting Certificate from the Rhode Island School of Design, maybe I’ll find the courage to drop the “emerging”.

What do you do?
I am Høst Project Director and lead all aspects of project and product implementation and design. I am an excellent facilitator and I frequently run workshops to help teams think in new ways to solve problems and design new solutions.

What's your background?
I have worked as Managing Director and as a consultant for several non-profits in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Most of my career has centered around capacity building and enabling youth and women to achieve success around the world. I have led large teams in Bulgaria and Panama before moving to Washington DC.

What are some of your fun facts?
I have worked a lot on issues related to diversity, leadership and gender. In my spare time I support HER Resiliency Center, an organization that supports women coming from neighborhoods at risk in Washington DC, and I am also a board member of INDIGO, a startup project that enables high school students from low-income communities in Panama and Colombia.

What do you do?

As Communications Manager, I’m the go-to person for any thinking related to creative campaign and content development, as well as engagement and branding strategies for our clients. I also develop storytelling solutions as part of our ESG data tracking solution, Cygnus by Høst Creative, and manage Høst Creative’s  brand.

What's your background?

I bring over 5 years of experience working in global communications and advertising agencies such as LLYC Madrid, Edelman San Francisco and JWT Puerto Rico (now Wunderman Thompson). I’ve planned and implemented  brand strategies and creative campaigns for clients in diverse sectors such as Adobe, Coca-Cola, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, Amazon, Fundación BBK, Multiópticas, among others.

Half Puerto Rican and half Spanish, I currently live in Madrid, Spain via the United States (NY and CA).

What are some of your fun facts?

From flamenco to dancehall to samba, you can catch me trying out just about any type of dance class during the weekends. I also studied salsa and afro-Caribbean dance in Havana, Cuba with the troupes Ban Rarrá and Raíces Profundas.

What do you do?

As the senior designer, my day to day can include leading ideation workshops with clients, wire-framing, logo design, branding, or working with developers to bring apps and websites to life. I’m also the UX designer and graphic designer for the Høst Creative brand and Cygnus by Høst Creative. 

What's your background?

I began my career studying Industrial Design at Virginia Tech, where I learned how to solve problems through both physical and digital design. I have 5 years of professional product and graphic design experience, focused on bringing user-centered research and design to complex applications. Most recently I worked for Elastic, leading design for alert management workflows and conducting large scale research studies for Elastic’s security product.

What are some of your fun facts?

In my free time I love to create things, from screen printing clothing and taking photos, to baking bread and making jewelry or candles. I live in Brooklyn, NY and like to spend time outside walking or exploring thrift stores.