Where it all started

Ceci and Cristi Jayo had built a successful career in branding and design in top agencies in New York City. Cristi worked at FCB Worldwide with many corporate, consumer, and healthcare brands including Busch Gardens, Jamaica Tourism Board, Plan-B, Opdivo, and Amtrak. Meanwhile, Ceci worked at CBX creating packaging designs and branding for Fortune 500 companies including Snapple, 7up, Orville popcorn, Rite Aid, Conagra, Mars Chocolate, Big Heart Pet Brands and more. They loved (and still love!) the big apple and the work they were producing, but something was missing: the flexibility to travel.


They decided to team up, quit their jobs and form HIYO DESIGN. This allowed them to work remotely and travel the world at the same time. They spent 6 months globe trotting through Europe and Asia, and were tremendously inspired by the many international innovations and designs they encountered. They also discovered they could work with brands that aligned with their values, and that many of their new clients appreciated their direct, personal and strategic work ethic – rather than having to deal with a large bureaucratic agency. 

Now, they've inspired a group of like-minded and talented individuals to join them on their journey. Cristi (based in Brooklyn, NYC) and Ceci (based in South Beach, Miami), lead a team of creative nomads that all align on the same goals of providing the best quality work for our clients with a global perspective in mind. Together, they ensure quality is kept to our high HIYO DESIGN standard - making sure that every visual decision is done with a clear strategic foundation. They've also formed a strong extended network of talented people from across the world, who they team up with to produce amazing work.

 Feel free to read a bit about our team's travels here.