Dear Human is a studio focused on designing unusual, sustainable and functional objects and experiences. Our works are used in restaurants, offices, homes and
public spaces. We regularly collaborate with companies, municipalities, architects, artists, interior designers, engineers and industrial designers to realize our projects.
Dear Human originated from the mutual desire to create joy through unexpected moments in everyday environments. Though it began as an urban intervention practice,
this desire has carried through as we’ve continued to explore new materials and forms, drifting from fine art into design concepts.
Since our beginning, we have been dedicated to thoughtful material use, and projects often begin with playful experimentation with industrial castoffs and scrap materials
to see where they can go.
Before meeting at an artist residency in Denmark in 2008, we lived varied lives in other worlds. Jasna grew up in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. When war broke out in
the 1990s, her studies in architecture were interrupted and led to her immigration to Canada. There, she took the opportunity to change course and studied fine arts, graduating
from Emily Carr University.
Noel left his native United States after university to study in Thailand and China, where he immersed himself in Asian cultures and became fluent in Thai and Mandarin. After several years, he returned to the U.S. to complete his MFA at Rhode Island School of Design, with a focus in ceramics and sculpture.
We are presently based out of Montreal.
RECENT SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 Paper, Curatorial + Co., Sidney, Australia
2016 Outside In, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2016 Mint Spring Forms, London , UK
2016 Wanted Design, Manhattan, NY
2016 Toronto Offsite Design Festival, Toronto, ON
2015 Wanted Design, Launchpad, Manhattan, NY
2015 MCX Spotlight, Material Connexion, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy
2015 RISD: Radical Investigations of Systems and (Dis)connections, NCECA, Providence, RI
2015 Lasting Effect, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
2014 Prototype, IDS West, Vancouver, BC
2014 Of Light, Solo show, Circle Craft Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
2014 Patchworked in Canada, Toronto Design Offsite Festival Hub, Toronto, ON