Human After All was born out of a desire to create bold, iconic work for interesting companies, while driving positive change in the world – and its recent certification as a B Corporation reflects this.
Having officially opened for business in early 2013, its founders had previously worked together making magazines – notably, the film mag Little White Lies. The agency has since expanded to a team of 28 and is still growing rapidly.
Mission and Values
The agency strives to apply reason and empathy in everything it does. It is focused on purpose – both in the sense of having a clear, practical rationale for design choices, and in choosing to work with organisations that are changing the world for the better.
The principle of empathy relates to the consideration of audience. Whatever the project, the team tries to learn about who is being designed for, and their needs. This ties in to the agency’s desire to do good.
Informal social activities make for a friendly and open working culture
Culture and Benefits
Several benefits are offered to employees: private health insurance, a generous holiday allowance and an annual training budget of £750 per staff member, to help them develop their skills.
However, the company sees the culture as the biggest single benefit. It strives to provide a friendly, open and supportive place to work. There are lots of informal social activities, including sports, cinema and a monthly buffet where everyone contributes a dish. During lockdown, the team has been playing games online.
Human After All's driving motivation is 'to do good'
Career development is taken seriously for everyone at Human After All, but particular attention is paid to people who join the team at entry level.
The professional development framework provides clear behaviour and competency guidelines, which explain exactly what’s required for promotion. Team members have regular meetings with their line manager to set clear goals to aim for, and to discuss progress.
There is also a nurturing approach to junior staff, who are encouraged to try their hand at all the project types on offer.