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.

Topsy by Ian Lynam


We created the identity for Topsy, the Apple-acquired search engine for Twitter.

Nike Train To Win by Ian Lynam

Nike “Train to Win”

Product line book and DVD for Nike’s Asia Pacific region.

Ten printed tour guides for the Kanto region of Japan

Kanto Tour Guide

A set of ten tour guides of the Kanto region, each by a prominent foreign member of the Tokyo community for Shibaura House.

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“Working with Ian Lynam offers unparalleled creativity and client focus. Whether designing for a global search company or a university garden institution, Ian knows how to uncover clients’ often unstated needs, and then design something unique and compelling. Ian is a maker, an educator, and an inspiring person to work with.”

– Jared Braiterman, PhD

Social Models LLC

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