Hey up. I’m Ryan Taylor. Nice to meet you.

I’m a graphic designer and front-end dev by trade, living in Manchester, in the UK, but very often loitering in Berlin. Wie geht’s?

I’m the founder and Creative Director of Umlaut — a branding agency — and Dead Keen coming soon — a lifestyle platform.

Other than that, I’m learning German, love video games (Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey currently), fashion, have a bit of a hobbiest obsession with photography, Japanese cuisine, and I’m a hopeless Apple cultist — soz ‘bout it.

Oh yea, and music. Music is big for me. Think disco, funk, soul, 90’s RnB, and early hiphop. IRL, you’ll find me at HMD Berlin quite a bit—the dance floor is my home-from-home. Let’s dance.

Or just say hey on Insta or Mastodon.

Umlaut Projects


Frida Rome — Brand Identity

Design of a modern, brand identity, for a premier vegan fashion house. Dragon's Den Winner, 2022.


Shutterstock Academy

Design of a new user experience for Shutterstock’s Academy of creative learning.

Other stuff


Hiking up Rivington Pike

So I went for a wander and ended up trying to best Rivington Pike. Although really it was just an excuse to get the drone out. Come see!


Sounds of the Summer 2022

I curated a playlist of disco, nudisco, electronic, acid jazz, and house — perfect for those long hours working in the summer months. Some oldies, and some goodies


Back to Berlin: Die Beste Stadt der Welt

My latest Berlin trip condensed to about a minute. Enjoy!

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