About

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Welcome

Welcome to designbyIZO, the home of Logo & Brand Identity Designer Ian Cylkowski. Based in Lancashire, UK, I have a powerful devotion to simple, clean and functional design and have been fortunate to work with clients of all sizes locally and internationally. As well as developing quality brand identity design, I also produce professional print work and GUI/UX design as well.

Who Am I?

Originally born in Peterborough in the UK, I find myself these days in the small, young yet beautiful city of Preston in Lancashire. I’ve been here for around 6 years now. I’ve always been a sucker for old architecture and the more “small town” vibe, so Preston suits me just fine. It’s home to such wonderful buildings as the Harris Museum and Library.

Beautiful architecture

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Not bad, eh? Not to mention the abundance of absolutely gorgeous Lancashire countryside, which I’ve yet to fully explore. I’m a keen fan of nature. When I’m not designing clean, simple and functional logos and brand identities, I like to find time to play the drums. Exhibit A:

Easily one of the most cathartic activities I enjoy

There’s nothing like a good couple of hours behind my kit to really purge stress. If you’re interested, I’m currently playing on a DDrums “Diablo Punx” kit. The bass drum is a beast.

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My Work And Links

Feel to check out my Logo & Brand Identity Portfolio, the mainstay of my skills. Where I can, I have documented the design process behind each design, like this brand identity process for example. I’m a firm believer in honesty and transparency. There’s no secret in how I design in my studio. I also explain my design process.

You can find my design blog, where I discuss design, life, typography, FOSS (Free Open Source Software), Linux, Ubuntu and, possibly, beards.  I do have a rather excellent beard. I tend to stroke it a lot. Don’t worry, I keep it nice and clean.

People, also, are sometimes very kind to provide me with feedback and kind words about my work and design process.

I update my Twitter very frequently, feel free to follow me.


You can also connect with me on Google+.

 If you like, a selection of my work is also displayed on my Behance portfolio. To get in touch about design work, to ask a question or even just to pop in and say “Hi!”, just fill in the contact form. I respond to emails promptly. =] The illustration of myself at the top of this page was designed by Tasha Cotton, a very talented Lancashire-based illustrator. Speak to you soon. =] Ian Cylkowski aka Izo Logo & Brand Identity Design