We are Modern Human, a design practice and innovation consultancy.

Modern Human was founded on the philosophy that the products and services we all use should improve modern life. We should all be enriched, empowered and liberated by the technology available to us.

We believe that people are innately curious and creative, and that this latent creative ability can be harnessed and used to solve problems: both business problems and social ones. Our human-centred design process provides a framework that empowers our clients and their customers. It gives them the opportunity to reimagine and reinvent modern life by creating products, services and experiences that they engage with emotionally as well as functionally. We believe that new products, services and experiences have to address people’s genuine needs and solve real problems in order to be truly meaningful.

The Modern Human team comes from diverse backgrounds in anthropology, psychology and behavioural sciences; architecture, product design, service design, interaction design and interior design; data science, technology and business management. We apply our diverse skills to create products, services, experiences and workplaces that make a real difference. Our studio is an environment in which anything is possible. Our 4 mode framework enables Modern Human designers to work more closely with our clients and their customers to invent a better future.

Imagine what’s next…

Our clients include...

Tesco Bank



John Lewis




United Nations

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Oxford University

Cambridge University

UK Parliament

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

IUCN Red List



Contact us

Imagine what's next...

Modern Human work with all sorts of organisations: from multinational corporations to startups with bold ideas. If you’ve got an interesting project then email newbusiness@modernhuman.co.

Our team have presented around the world at a variety of events. We love to contribute to conversations about creativity in business, design thinking and innovation. If you’d like us to speak at your event, please email speakers@modernhuman.co

Alternatively, you can drop us a line by completing this form…


Join Modern Human

The Modern Human team draw on diverse backgrounds in architecture, product design, service design, interaction design, technology and business management to create products and services that make a difference. Our studio is an environment in which anything is possible. We’re looking for people with interesting and diverse backgrounds to join us and imagine what’s next…

Design Researcher

Design Researchers play a key role in our process. They work collaboratively on projects, leading clients and teams through discovery research to develop and communicate insights and opportunities in an inspirational way, to create innovative new products, services and spaces.
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Service Designer

Service Designers work collaboratively with Modern Human’s design researchers, strategists and experience designers, as well as client teams. Working with design researchers to gain a deep understanding of human behaviour, motivations and needs and collaborating closely with clients to translate these into compelling creative concepts that address their strategic business objectives.
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How to apply and what to expect

Step 1: Send your CV to jobs@modernhuman.co.

Step 2: We’ll review your CV. If your CV is what we’re looking for, we’ll invite you to proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: We’ll arrange a telephone call with one of our Practice Leads.

Step 4: If the Practice Lead thinks you could be a good fit, we’ll invite you to take part in an interview with the wider team. During that interview you’ll be asked to tell us about a project you’ve worked on and complete a very small design exercise to show us how you’d approach a particular problem.

Step 5: If the team agrees, we’ll make you an offer.

Throughout every stage, if you’re not successful we’ll try to let you know as soon as possible and give constructive feedback to explain why you weren’t successful.