The corner of Tariff & Dale Street in Manchester, UK

Web, graphic, and fashion design for startups, sports and nutrition, food and hospitality, and music and entertainment.


What we do




Macey Brandt

Owner of


I couldn't be happier with the way Umlaut approached our business. They really took the time to understand what we do, and how we do things, and it couldn't show more in the quality of work they produce.


Grant Hodnett

Director & Founder of

GH Nutrition

It was the day-to-day approach [that attracted me to Umlaut], the day-to-day service, the vision, and the end results. I have seen design with vision around the world — but this for me was a no-brainer to work with Umlaut now, and for many years to come.


Who we are


Ryan Taylor

Creative Director

Ryan founded Umlaut about two years ago. Wanting to take a different approach to what had already been tried and tested, he knew that founding his own studio was the only way that could happen.

Ryan is responsible for the overall direction of the studio, as well as running with his own portfolio of clients. Outside Umlaut, Ryan is a passionate lover of Berlin (that's where the name, Umlaut, comes from), he loves learning new languages, and his favourite colour is yellow.


Graham Leighton

Lead designer

Graham is a web developer by trade, however he's also the studio's lead designer, providing support to all our clients, and the team.

Outside Umlaut, he loves his video games; nothing like keeping the stereotype alive, eh?


Bo Chase

Studio Assistant

Bo is the latest member of the team. She looks after the day-to-day running of the studio, as well as managing finances and client queries.

Bo's real name is Roberta, but she's not a fan. Outside Umlaut, she has a passion for skydiving; thankfully it hasn't killed her quite yet.