Ian Lynam Design is a multidisciplinary creative studio specializing in unique solutions for international clients. The studio has been based in Tokyo since 2005, following 5 years of experience working at a number of internationally renowned design studios and advertising agencies in the United States.
Originally hailing from New York, Lynam has a BS in Graphic Design from Portland State University and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts.


  • Pan-cultural identity design
  • Brand strategy
  • Market positioning consultation
  • Editorial direction & design
  • Interactive content direction, design & development
  • Mobile device content direction, design & development
  • Motion graphics
  • Video direction & production
  • Print art direction, graphic design & production


  • Advertising art direction & design
  • Broadcast design
  • Typographic consulting
  • Architectural & interior graphic design
  • Exhibition design
  • Retail product design
  • Apparel graphics
  • Packaging design
  • Typeface design & development


Projects designed by the studio are in the permanent collections of NYMOMA, the V&A and The Newberry Library, as well as having been featured in the 2010 Milan Design Triennale. Lynam is a judge of the Asia Pacific Design Awards, as well as having won an Asia Pacific Design Award, Adobe Achievement Awards, The Mead Show, and Media That Matters Film Festival.

Project Manager Yuki Kameguchi’s award-winning project management and public relations’ initiatives for interactive design work have garnered:

  • 4 Cannes Lions
  • 1 One Show Interactive Gold
  • 1 Adfest Award
  • 3 FWA “Sites of the Day” and 1 FWA “Site(s) of the Year”
  • 1 Gold and 3 Silver awards at the Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards
  • 2 New York Festival International Advertising Awards
  • 1 25th Annual London International Advertising Awards
  • 1 2010 FITC Website of the Year award
  • 1 Yahoo! Japan Internet Creative Award


Ian Lynam is Chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in their MFA Graphic Design program. He is faculty in Tokyo at Meme Design School. Ian and developer Paul Sather are both adjunct faculty at Temple University Japan. There, they teach in the Undergraduate and Continuing Education programs, actively engaged in developing curricula concerning typography, graphic design, image-making, identity design, web design and motion graphics.


Currently, Ian writes for Idea Magazine (Tokyo) and Slanted Magazine (Berlin). He is a co-founder of Néojaponisme, a critical cultural online journal. His most recent book is Parallel Strokes, an inquiry into the crossroads of graffiti and type design.

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