NEW YORK, USA // Yana Hunt is Chief Creative Officer at Havas Health Wave. She oversees the work of the agency’s ever-growing creative department––which, at the moment, consists of thirty-eight talented, multi-disciplinary creatives.
Prior to joining Havas Health Wave, Yana spent twenty-five years honing her skills at large advertising agencies and small creative shops. She launched new brands and products, successfully repositioned established ones and carefully steered some iconic brands along the way. Her work received industry awards and recognition––from winning the first-ever Mobile Cannes Gold Lion for Band-Aid’s augmented reality app, to affecting legislative change in four states on behalf of Period Equity, a non-profit organization that fights for menstrual equity.
Yana’s work philosophy is to be not just proactive, but reactive. She tries to stay open and prepared to act by tapping into world’s cultural shifts and moments. When it comes to health and wellness category, Yana believes in empathy being a measure of success. That is why she is passionate about smart, strategic creative that resonates and advocates.
Yana arrived in the United States with two suitcases full of books and no knowledge of the English language. Twenty-eight years later, she prefers the laconic ingenuity of English to her mother tongue and admits that her collection of first editions has grown out of control. Yana is a mom, an avid reader of fiction, menus, and small children’s minds. She lives in Westchester with her husband and nine-year old twins.