Ian Besler is a designer, educator, and writer whose work explores relationships between interfaces, media, software and cities. He was raised in Chicago. He is based in Los Angeles.
His background is in journalism and graphic design; he holds a Bachelor of Science in News-Editorial Journalism from the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the Media Design Practices program at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, where he was the 2014 Milken Family Foundation Post-Graduate Design Fellow.
He is a principal of Besler & Sons, LLC, a multidisciplinary studio that he founded in 2014 with Erin Besler, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) at University of California Los Angeles.
Their work has been presented and exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Shenzhen/Hong Kong and Sydney, and their research and writing has been published in Log, San Rocco, Pidgin, Pool, Perspecta and OfficeUS. The essay "Super Models or: Some (Scale) Models That I'd Like to Know" received a Core77 Design Award for Writing & Commentary.