We are a Bradford-based design agency specialising in branding, web design and web development.

Our talented creative team bring experience, flair and industry knowledge to any project we take on, with clients ranging from start-ups to national charities and cultural organisations.  

Our reputation for delivering high-quality projects comes from our friendly and professional way of working, and a passion that is reflected in our client work, self-published projects and design archive.

We are a small agency that likes to form close relationships with our clients with longer-term aims and ambitions.

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Our location

Our agency is rooted in our home city of Bradford and we are proud to have supported the delivery of many projects in the city. 

Over the past few years we have worked with a wide range of cultural organisations in the city, sat on the Bradford BID board, supported the succesful City of Culture 2025 bid, delivered a programme of creative high street interventions and delivered a city-wide what’s on platform. 

As we grow we remain committed to promoting Bradford as a creative city and are passionate about promoting cultural activity through the work we do and the people we work with. 

Our studio

Out of Place are based at Assembly Bradford, a serviced office and co-working space in Bradford city centre which is co-run by our director Haigh Simpson. We have a private office space in the building with access to meeting rooms, an event space and a network of creatives. 

Assembly is also home to Matt Lamont’s design history archive. This ongoing personal collection is globally recognised and contains over 5,000 artefacts, spanning over a century.  This unique resource can be utilised for brand research and interactive client discovery workshops. 


Assembly Bradford

The Team

Project/Account Manager

Haigh Simpson

As a project manager Haigh is able to confidently interpret briefs and works with clients to see that their vision is realised. His organisational support and critical feedback helps guide and focus the team’s creative output. He has project managed several high budget, high profile website, design and marketing projects and brings over 10 years industry experience to the team.

  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • SEO

Matt Lamont

Matt is an experienced web developer specialising in WordPress development. He has delivered websites for a range of clients across multiple sectors and he is able to interpret briefs and deliver high-end digital solutions. Matt is also an accomplished designer and has been designing brand, digital and print products for over a decade.

Digital Designer

Sara Alfaraj

Sara is a multi-skilled digital designer. She has worked in email marketing, web development, and digital design, and has taken on packaging, print, web design and illustration freelance projects over the years. Sara has over 7 years agency experience and has recently led on several high profile web design projects.

Design Lead/UX UI Design

Thom Milson

Thom is an award-winning designer with a wealth of experience working in digital design, print, illustration and branding for a diverse set of clients and sectors. Thom has a keen interest in research and data-led design, accessibility and inclusivity, UX and UI design, as well as traditional practices. He has over 10 years agency experience.

Senior Developer

Sarah Gill

Sarah is a versatile, enthusiastic and talented web developer with skills & experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL and more. Confident working with a plethora of Content Management Systems including WordPress, Perch and bespoke systems. Possessing excellent communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team or independently, to liaise with clients and to meet deadlines.

  • WordPress development
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Tech Support

Our Values

forward thinking


We’re always adapting to new technologies and future proofing our client work for whatever tomorrow brings

Out of Place experience


Our team is highly knowledgable with over four decades of combined experience in the design industry



We care about our work and our clients work and have a genuine love for providing the best quality service



We believe in doing work that benefits society and love working with clients whose social values match ours

Get in touch

In need of some creative support?  We’d love to know more about how we can help. We’ll happily offer a free consultation to discuss your project and demonstrate our approach.

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Latest News

September 26, 2023
In this article, we delve into the art of creating accessible brands that not only captivate but also empower third sector clients. We explore how tackling inclusive branding through colour, text, tone of voice, and imagery can be a game-changer in the pursuit of social impact and meaningful change.
September 21, 2023
Every designer or agency understands that a significant portion of their finest work remains confined to the realm of concepts. Behind every successful brand identity lies a story of creative exploration and innovation that often goes unseen by the public eye. Concepts that were meticulously crafted, refined, and passionately presented, only to find themselves cast aside in favour of another direction. 
August 18, 2023
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are due to be updated in August, bringing with them six key new web standards, which websites claiming to be accessible will need to adhere to.