This is my thinking face


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


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.


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