The Humanist.

The Humanist is an online journal celebrating the human side of business. It’s a space where we appreciate the people behind the things we love and document practical wisdom about creativity and PR that we’ve picked up along the way.






Pitch Perfect: Jennifer Dowd, PR Consultant and Creative Storyteller. February 21, 2021

In “Pitch Perfect” we tap Hello Human’s publicity pros and PR experts we admire to share 5 practical PR tips, useful insights and experiences they’ve learned on the job, for small businesses to start using today.

Hello Human PR Consultant & Creative Storyteller, Jennifer Dowd shares her favorite PR wins, her experience in working with renowned designer Kelly Wearstler, as well as her tips on how to build PR relationships and manage rejection. 

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Creative Humans: Say hello to Kassandra Thatcher. February 18, 2021

The Humanist invites Kassandra Thatcher into the fold. An LA- and NY-based sculptor and artist, Thatcher creates timeless and elegant pieces, with an athleticism to them, that can instantly transform any space they inhabit.

In our dialogue with Kassandra, we dig into the how, why, and inspirations behind her practice. 

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Creative Humans: Say hello to Studio ANANSI. Dec 04, 2020

Introducing Studio ANANSI, the design practice of Toronto-born designer and artist, Evan Jerry.

We spoke with Studio ANANSI about why storytelling is at the heart of each of his objects. Drawing inspiration from West African and Carribean folklores and his heritage, Jerry’s collections explore the present and the future of Black culture and craft.

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Creative Humans: Introducing Broached Commissions.
Nov 04, 2020

Say hello to Broached Commissions, the Melbourne-based design and applied arts studio.

We talk to Broached Commissions’ Creative Director Lou Weis and Design Director Laura Clauscen to find out more about what fuels their practice, their interest in materials and why the phrase “design for good” doesn’t quite resonate.

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Pitch Perfect: Martha McNaughton, Founder of May Communications.
Oct 27, 2020

In “Pitch Perfect” we tap Hello Human’s publicity pros and PR experts we admire to share 5 practical PR tips, useful insights and experiences they’ve learned on the job, for small businesses to start using today.

Hello Human PR Consultant & Founder of May Communications, Martha McNaughton shares everything from tips on media industry hashtags to scour for leads to using social media to build relationships from scratch.

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Pitch Perfect: Jenny Nguyen, Founder of Hello Human.
Sep 02, 2020

In “Pitch Perfect” we tap Hello Human’s publicity pros and PR experts we admire to share 5 practical PR tips, useful insights and experiences they’ve learned on the job, for small businesses to start using today.

Hello Human’s founder, Jenny Nguyen shares everything from favorite PR tech to nuggets of advice gleaned from mentor figures.

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Creative Humans: Welcome Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. Jul 09, 2020

Introducing Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, a Brooklyn-based holistic design practice driven by curiosity and wonderment. We talk to them about the unveiling of their newest release, the “Lightscape Candle Holder” and dig into their design process, philosophies and what the future of design looks like to them.

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Creative Humans: Meet Tantuvi. Jul 01, 2020

Introducing Tantuvi, the New York-based rug and textile studio that produces heirloom pieces made by seventh generation dhurrie weavers of North India. Tantuvi is a sustainable design business offering the global marketplace great design made possible through community engagement and economic empowerment.

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