This is
Stand Out.

We are a branding and design agency based in Manchester. Our focus is on brand strategy, identity design and brand management.

About us.

The core of any notable brand is the story behind it. Just like a piece of fine art, the value behind the brand can only ever be as strong as the story it tells.

Your story defines who you are, why you exist, and why anyone should pay attention.


Brand strategy is the road map to design. Without a clear understanding of the brand, it is not possible to create a visual identity that can effectively communicate your story and message. As David Ogilvy said;

What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.


What we do.

Our services encompass three disciplines.

  1. Brand Strategy
  2. Brand Identity
  3. Brand Management

This is our holistic approach to building and managing a healthy brand.

See details of all our services here.


Before Stand Out.

Stand Out might be young as an agency, however, the team behind us is highly experienced. We have worked with some of the worlds most iconic brands like Coca-Cola and Sony.

Over the years our team has gained knowledge and skills in branding strategy, design and content creation, which allow us to be extremely polyvalent.

We have also operated in over a dozen cities around the world, making our international perspective unrivalled.

What makes us stand out?

Stand Out prides itself on having long-standing relationships, we want to invest time in you and your business. We’re not into one night stands and waiting three days to call. We like commitment and straightforward communication.

What’s not to love?


Meet the founder.

George James – creative director. @standoutgeorge

South African born George is a highly experienced brand strategist and a self-proclaimed design guru. He is a lifelong graphic designer and honed his skills at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design in London. George loves to connect the dots, analyse patterns, and solve problems.

As the founder and creative director of Stand Out, George unites over ten years of professional design and strategy experience with a penchant for thoughtful customer service.

George’s experience with notable names such as Lamborghini, Mondelez International, and PepsiCo, coupled with his passion for creative thinking and entrepreneurship, creates the perfect cocktail of impeccable workmanship, exceptional brands, and happy clients.

Meet Romy.

Romy Lazzara – new business director.

A fellow South African, who has spent over 10 years working in the creative marketing industry. Romy has two marketing degrees, which shows that she has a true love and passion for the industry and all that goes with it.

After launching her career working on the FIFA World Cup 2010 with Sony, she continued to pursue her next challenge in London where she worked in client services with some of the biggest agencies and brands in the business, such as Stella Artois, Corona, Bacardi, Grey Goose and Coca-Cola to name a few.

Not only does she have a passion for marketing, but she also loves to meet new people and work with like-minded creatives. As her picture suggests she is super smiley and friendly (even as an adult) and loves good banter. So don’t be shy and get in touch.

Begin your journey today, contact us let's have a conversation.