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Joe Human | Principal Designer & Owner

Born and raised in rural Idaho, he officially launched Designs By Human, Inc. in 2015 in New York City to bring his fun, playful use of pattern and neutrals into the design world.

Joe grew up looking up to his father as a builder and creator of simple but sophisticated abstract art pieces which led him to learn to develop his own creativity. He would take that knowledge and love of creating things home as a child and extrapolate them with Lego’s and now in the real world. Joe Human is more notable by his attention to details and mixture of interior design elements merging with architecture, which began the slogan #detailsmatter.


John Keith Samuels III | Consulting New York State Architect.

Designs by Human, Inc. has consulted with John on several of our architectural and multi-disciplinary projects in New York and New Jersey. John brings an extensive knowledge of New York City Condo and Coop experience to our team.


Laure Babin Destribois | French Interior Designer.

After 5 years of study in Paris, Laure left for New York City during which she worked as an Intern for Designs By Human, Inc. Laure is now back in her hometown of Paris, France as a consultant for Designs by Human, Inc establishing the brand overseas.


About the Studio:

Designs By Human., Inc (aka DBH) was created to bring specialized design to everyday life.  Our team has professional design and construction experience in both urban and rural environments. Designs By Human is able to tailor each project to our clients specific needs.  We get excited knowing that no two projects are ever the same and enjoy the challenge of creating custom and unique details for our clients.  We work closely with our consultants and vendors to make sure each and every project will become a beautiful space for our clients.

Our work and experience has been featured in several print and online publications including “Elle Decor”, “House Beautiful”, "HGTV" and “This Old House Magazine”. We take pride in the level of detail and craft incorporated into all of our projects. Our project portfolio is always growing and we are determined to change our clients quality of life through beautiful design.


We specialize in complete interior decorating and design for both residential and commercial projects.  Our team will personally guide the client through every phase of the design process with a particular focus on every detail.  Our project services include design concepts, schematic design, design development, construction drawings, and even styling. We also assist with oversight in contractor bidding, the selection process, construction, and trade management.  

Our team consists of qualified contractors and consultants, all who have assisted in creating many successful projects.

Do you have a project you would like Designs By Human to take a look at? Feel free to contact us!