Ian Lynam is the Principal of Ian Lynam Design, a Tokyo design studio operating at the intersection of graphic design, design education and design research. Originally hailing from New York, Lynam has a BS in Graphic Design from Portland State University and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts.
Ian Lynam is co-chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program. He is faculty in Tokyo at Meme Design School. Ian is also adjunct faculty at Temple University Japan. There, he teaches in the Undergraduate program, actively engaged in developing curricula concerning typography, graphic design, image-making, identity design, UI/UX and motion graphics.
Currently, Ian writes for IDEA Magazine (Japan) and Slanted Magazine (Germany). He is a co-founder of Néojaponisme, a critical cultural online journal. His most recent book is Parting It Out: Essays on Graphic Design.