Jayga Rayn - Creative Director/Founder
Jayga Rayn is a South African born, British bred, Shanghai based middleman in the storytelling process.
Beginning his career ten years ago in the hyper competitive environment of London, whilst studying journalism at the London College of Communication, he scored bylines with iconic publications like i-D, Dazed, MTV and was a section editor cult youth magazine, SUPERSUPER.
He began shooting seven years ago, covering local and international music for i-D, as well as chronicling the burgeoning UK rap scene.
Moving to China, he engaged in a pioneering, year long ethnographic research project, in collaboration with Edelman, entitled ‘Words of a Generation’.
He has directed commercial work for some of the world’s biggest brands: Nike, Beats and McDonald's, among others.
In the last year his music videos for acts across the world have over 3,500,000 views on Youtube and Weibo.
Kiko Chen - Managing Director
Kiko was born in Shanghai, went to London for school before moving to Beijing, where she worked as a fashion editor for a year.
Disillusioned with the fashion industry, she returned to her hometown Shanghai and joined boutique events agency The Ice Cream Truck. Whilst there she helped create DAFF which was, for two years running, Shanghai’s biggest lifestyle event.
As a freelance marketing director, she has created launch strategy for a wide range of products, from electric skateboards to foreign ciders.
Using her sharp organisational skills and wide network she also started assisting local production houses as a producer, creating content for Nike, 88 Rising and Absolut.
Collaborating frequently with HHS during her freelance period, she joined the company full time as the managing director in 2016.
She is directly responsible for ensuring that our content remains relevant to a youthful Chinese audience and that our company culture is harmonious and collaborative.
Kevin Pham - Production Coordindator
Kevin was born and raised in Seattle.
Offered a full scholarship to attend New York University Shanghai and, without any prior knowledge, he packed his life into some suitcases and moved to Shanghai in 2013.
Four years later, with two degrees and extensive time spent in Ghana and the Czech Republic, he joined High Horse Studios. Having had a productive and fruitful relationship with HHS as an intern, it was only natural he joined the team full-time.
Although it was one of his first attempts at filmmaking, his documentary work in Ghana was featured in NYU's school-wide publication.
A production coordinator by name but a swiss army knife by trade, he has been involved with and exposed to all parts of the production process, doing whatever is needed in order to see projects through.
While at HHS, he’s worked on everything, from music videos to online commercials for companies such as: The North Face, 88 Rising, adidas, and Ford.
Li Shu - Production Assistant
Li is a 22-year-old Anhui native, born in Suzhou. She attended university in Guangdong Province where she majored in e-commerce.
After she left school, she started working at an adult product company where she wrote sex literature. She also spent time organizing offline activities to spark more conversation about sexual education.
She would make sex-ed brochures on her own, attach a condom to each one and pass them around on the metro in Guangzhou. Her experiments would be recorded and later posted online to get reactions from the public as well as encourage more young people to participate in her project.
A self-described "punk" and never one to shy away from new experiences, she heard of HHS from a mutual contact and moved to Shanghai in 2018 with nothing but her intention to work hard.
Already an integral part of the team, her propensity for organization and knowledge of new media has helped the company propel itself further.
Hugo Baudinet - Graphic/Motion Designer
Hugo is a 25-year-old French graphic/motion designer graduating with his Master's degree from the Design School of Nantes in 2018.
Fascinated by cohabitation and the exchange of cultures, he came to Shanghai after completing his undergraduate career to work on transcultural design.
As a part of his studies, he was required to take on internships. To become a better candidate and stand out, he started to learn graphic and motion design on his own accord.
After several internships for various web design and video production agencies, he honed his skills and developed a genuine interest in exploring a career in video and motion design.
He linked up with HHS in the spring of 2018 and was immediately thrown into the fire. While getting a chance to learn more about other facets of video production, his expertise in graphic/motion design has been put to the test, having already done work for adidas, BMW, Discovery and Maybelline.
Fin Zhou - Intern
Fin is the youngest member of the HHS squad at 19 years-old and graduated from Shanghai University MOD'ART International Institute of Fashion and Art in 2018.
Hailing from Wuhan, she moved to Shanghai when she was 16 to study and pursue her childhood dream of being a fashion designer.
She spends much of her time illustrating, modeling, writing and creating works. However she felt that in order to improve as a designer, she would need a comprehensive understanding of where her abilities, enthusiasm, and creativity really lie.
She joined HHS in 2018 to gain experience working at a professional company. It is here where she felt she would have the opportunity to let her creativity flourish, designing and making more artistic clothing for MV's, short films, and other pieces that are not restricted by popular culture.
She strives to continually learn by surrounding herself with professionals, friends and family.