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.

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.

Topsy by Ian Lynam


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

Konexi by Ian Lynam Design


Modular 3D type design for the board game Konexi.

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“As an artist, publisher, writer and designer, Ian seems to have had more than nine lives, and frankly it’s hard to keep up! He doesn’t just bring technical skills, but a depth of cultural understanding from the ground up — low, high, pop, fringe — that is invaluable to his varied clients. While other designers skim the shiny surface of current trends, Ian drills down with a solid understanding of history and meaning of the motifs, letter forms, and images he utilizes.”

– Chloe Eudaly

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