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About Us

I Lost My Dog is a family-run company delivering great design around the world from our home base in Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by a love of travel, typography, the ocean and with a good dose of Americana, our artwork has been loved by loyal customers since 2009. 

Creative Director turned CEO James McDonald is the talent and vision behind ILMD. James grew up on Long Island’s Suffolk County and has been a proud Brooklyn resident for 12 years. He graduated from the University of Farmingdale with a degree in Visual Communications and traveled to Europe several times to study art history. He began his design career at Jive Records in Manhattan, where he produced album art for various bands. His next ventures had him designing anything from packaging to high-end watches, with clients such as Kenneth Cole and Freestyle and many eye wear manufacturers. James loved being able to pursue his love of travel thanks to his design work, participating in design conferences around the world.

You can find us at over 150 locations around the country. You can also see us in person at NYNOW, Americas Mart, National Stationary Show, pop-up art shows and local markets. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date about upcoming shows, new designs and more good stuff.

About the designs and illustrations

Every little detail of our type maps is drawn by hand - that means every letter is different, giving it an original and organic feel. Hundreds of hours have gone into creating our unique cartographic signature. ILMD’s art is registered with the U.S Copyright and carries a unique registration number and certificate.

We produce gallery-quality giclee prints in Brooklyn on an HP z3200 ink jet plotter. To make it easy and affordable for you to display your art, all our prints and posters are made to fit common frame sizes.

Need inspiration? Check out this a great video made by the good peeps over at 20x200 that shows you some simple ways to frame your art.

Looking for a custom design? We're happy to help. Check out our Custom work.