Human by Design is an impact-driven brand strategy and design agency.

We partner with brands committed to building a kinder, healthier, more sustainable world.



We craft brand identities, campaigns, and digital experiences that lead with authenticity and compassion.


Hi, I'm Steph D'Aurio, Creative Strategist and Founder of Human by Design. Over the past 12+ years, I've designed mobile and web products for major global brands, including the NFL, MTV, PGA TOUR, Activision Blizzard, Verizon, and FOX Entertainment. Additionally, I've led the creation and execution of brand identity systems and global marketing campaigns for numerous start-ups. More recently, I earned my Master's in Branding from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, where I was fortunate to learn from and work alongside many industry icons.

Human by Design is dedicated to the purpose of kindness. We partner with brands committed to building a kinder, healthier, more sustainable world to help construct authentic brand narratives.

Our approach is rooted in a core belief that by embracing the quirks that make us human, we can forge genuine connections with the audiences we seek to reach.

Let us help you discover your brand's true identity and translate it into messaging and experiences that cultivate the right relationships.

Whether you advocate for marginalized communities, prioritize mental health, help improve child education, support animal welfare, or work to fight climate change, we’d love to be part of your mission.

Please drop us a note at contact@humanbydesign.agency, and let’s see how we can collaborate.




Audience Insights

Brand Audit


Brand Strategy

Digital & Product Strategy


Brand Creation & Identity Systems

Creative Direction & Storytelling


Campaign Creation & Web Development

Guidelines & Toolkits



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