Associate Professor, M.F.A.

Ian Lynam

Graphic Design


Areas of Expertise

Graphic design, typography, motion graphics, political economy, global art and design history, art and design criticism, art and design theory.

Teaching Interests

Associate Professor Lynam has taught a wide range of classes in the Art and Asian Studies programs since joining Temple University Japan in 2007. He is former Co-Chair and faculty in the MFA in Graphic Design Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, faculty at Meme Design School, and Visiting Critic at California Institute of the Arts.


Associate Professor Lynam's research interests focus on the emergence of Japanese Modernism in graphic design and the arts, globalization and technology as expressed through design culture, digital typeface design, multidisciplinary design practice, and design theory and criticism. He regularly lectures in Asia, Europe and North America on aspects of art and design. Lynam writes regularly for IDEA (Japan), Slanted (Germany) and Modes of Criticism (UK/Portugal).

Representative Publications


M.F.A. Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
B.A. Graphic Design, Portland State University

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