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

We partner with brands that aim to build a kinder, healthier, more sustainable world.



At Human by Design, we embrace the imperfection of human nature because the most impactful strategies are rooted in authenticity and kindness.


Hi, I'm Steph D'Aurio, Creative Strategist and Founder of Human by Design. I’ve spent the last 14 years creating brand identities, delivering marketing campaigns, and designing digital experiences for major global brands, including the NFL, MTV, PGA TOUR, Activision Blizzard, Verizon, and FOX Entertainment. 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 and aims to craft restorative brand experiences. We partner with brands working to build a kinder, healthier, more sustainable world and help them scale using strategies rooted in genuine connections with their audience. Approaching customers on a human and emotional level generates true brand resonance that fosters trust and loyalty.

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 mental health or marginalized communities, work to improve child education, or 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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