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.

Letterfirm, an exhibition of international expressive typography


An exhibition of international expressive typography curated by Ian Lynam.

Design for The Clone Returns Home film

The Clone Returns Home

Identity for the Wim Wenders and Kanji Nakajima film.

Kimbo plug-in for Adobe Illustrator


Our plug-in for Adobe Illustrator which adds 13 new tools to Illustrator's tool palette.

select clients

“Because Ian has the craft of design really down pat, he has moved on to other things like giving the client what they really want even if they don’t know what it is they want. This can not be understated, because as a designer myself I am looking to expand my projects with other peoples great ideas, and that takes having a farsighted partner like Ian. Besides actual graphics, Ian has helped steer Joshu+Vela branding, public image and even the naming of the company – for this I am grateful to have someone looking out for my best interests as well as his. I am continuing to count on Ian to steer my projects in a successful direction with all the twists and turns that come up.”

– Noah Guy

Joshu + Vela

what we do