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We design & build stuff that humans find effortless to use.

//ABOUT built for humans

My name is Carl Lister and I’m Director at Built for humans based in the United Kingdom.

After nearly 10 years working for others in the advertising and digital creative industry, I was frustrated with the lack of focus on creating products for the humans that use them. Instead, focusing on building things to satisfy our own and the clients egos.

I started a business (initially trading under my own name, you can see my consultation site here) before creating Built for humans - which in its own way is the manifestation of my own ethos.


Designing your business for humans.


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We build things with insight, creativity & passion that humans love and push your business forward.

Case studies coming soon!


Happy humans and what
they had to say about us.

Lou Matera, CEO of Youth Sport NutritionYouth Sport Nutrition logo

Built for Humans has worked with us many times to customise our website design, UX and complete complex development jobs on the front and back end of our Shopify stores. I’m well versed in working with developers and am yet to find a better quality firm that I can trust. When working with a separate development team, they even credited Built for Humans ability to code and were unable to replicate their level of detail and complexity. Built for Humans is a true asset to any institution I’d recommend to any small or large business looking for an all-around good guy with in-depth technical expertise.

Lou Matera
Director at More Mia
Lou Matera, Director of Youth Sport NutritionClockwork Dreams logo

When I needed a new website to help with my freelance work and grow my own brand, Built for Humans came highly recommended and they didn't disappoint. They're not about just building a website, but making sure it fulfils its purpose. They're communicative and straight-forward, and have always been happy to answer whatever questions I have for them. I will be retaining Built for Humans for some time to come, and I don't hesitate recommending them to anyone I know who needs help with their website and user experiences.

Joshua Robinson
Director at Clockwork Dreams
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Can’t recommend Carl enough. As a novice myself in the world of website development, Carl walked me through all aspects and built my new website exactly as specified.

Sarah Prinn
Director at More Mia
Tyneside Hosipice at Home logo

Carl worked with us on a project after coming highly recommended. He provided training and guidance on using the mailchimp platform following audience optimisation and creation of a branded template. Carl was super professional at every stage of this project, from providing us with a quote right through to sign off.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carl and hope to work together again in the future.

Lucy Weeks
Communications and Marketing Officer at Tynedale Hospice At Home
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