Ian Lynam Design is a Tokyo design studio operating at the intersection of graphic design, design education and design research. We specialize in identity, cultural research and typography. We make stuff for forward-thinking humans.

Cannibals. by Ian Lynam - a book on graphic design


A handbook of dubious exercises, tips, and rants about becoming a designer who teaches... (But just as much a handbook for designers who happen to be being taught.)

Identity design for Portland, Oregon's Bitna Chung Photography

Bitna Chung Photography

We created a decorative, highly tactile print identity for the amazing Portland, Oregon photographer Bitna Chung.


Slanted #31 – Tokyo

We both edited and are featured in Slanted Magazine's latest issue devoted to graphic design in Tokyo.

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“Ian Lynam is a visionary designer, forcing us to challenge our assumptions about what design is, and what it can do. He constantly invites us to imagine new modes of inquiry, and makes a case for design as a fundamental way of knowing, and communicating, the world around us.”

– Thomas Christopher Greene

author of The Headmaster's Wife

What We Do