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.

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design

Ian Lynam is Chair of the MFA in Graphic Design Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Joshu + Vela identity

Joshu + Vela

Identity design for the San Francisco bang and accessory company Joshu + Vela.

Topsy by Ian Lynam


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

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“Ian Lynam’s fine simplicity and appreciation for white space draws the eye and the heart where it needs to go. His design work is striking because it avoids the most common trap of being gaudy or needing attention. It simply does what it sets out to do.”

– Joe Biel

Microcosm Publishing

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