Lyn T. Byrd is a native New Yorker, born in Manhattan, and attended New York City's Art & Design high school, before being recruited by one of the '80s first wave of synth-pop bands, Comateens. The band was among the first in the industry to record solely with a drum machine, joining the ranks of the burgeoning electropop avant garde along with bands such as The Normal, Suicide, and Kraftwerk. She is a writer, designer, singer, song writer and musician, with over twelve years experience in designing for the internet.