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 faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program and faculty in Tokyo 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 Total Armageddon.



MFA - Graphic Design | CalArts

BS - Graphic Design | Portland State University

Selected work

Ziddi Msangi

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Sereina Rothenberger

Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in Graphic Design

Silas Munro

Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in Graphic Design

Lorena Howard-Sheridan

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Matthew Monk

Academic Dean; Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Anne West

Thesis Instructor, MFA in Graphic Design