We’re an innovation lab
tackling the challenges
that shape the future

DESIGN THINKING
FUTURESCAPING
BUSINESS INNOVATION
RAPID PROTOTYPING
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

 

Alchemy in Action

We focus on the complex interplay between strategy, product development & marketing

Strategy

Strategy

We intertwine instincts & insights with market intelligence and design thinking to arrive at business and innovation strategies that inform new opportunities, products, business models & technologies

Product Development

Product Development

We employ observation, research, agile tech development & nature inspired design thinking to build new products that enhance the human experience and deliver against human needs

Marketing

Marketing

From your branding & messaging to the customer journey, user experience & communications plan, we ensure your innovation resonates in the market & sustains commercial viability

Our new model for innovation

Agile Convergence

We combine integrated thinking, custom-built teams and an agile approach to drive the development and adoption of radical new ideas for both clients and ourselves

Integrated Disciplines

Strategy • Product Development • Marketing

Bespoke Teams

Flexible Teams • Diverse Experience

Agile Approach

Rapid Development • Iterative • Constant Progress

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Cradle to Market

WE TAKE YOU FROM A STRATEGY & CONCEPT TO
FULLY ENGINEERED GLOBALLY VIABLE PRODUCTS

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Trend Analysis

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Use Case Development

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Futurescaping

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Intellectual Property Invention & Protection

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Organizational Development & Team Training

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Industrial Design, Concepting & Rapid Prototyping

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Business Modeling & Prototyping

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Spatial & Experiential Design

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Product Ideation, Development & Engineering

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Marketing & Communications

 

A Sneak Peak Inside the Lab

GOOD, BETTER, BEST, NEVER EVER REST,
UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER & YOUR BETTER IS BEST

 

Two Founders. One Mission.

MODERN DAY ALCHEMISTS DETERMINED TO CHANGE THE GAME THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE & DISRUPTIVE PLATFORMS & PRODUCTS

 

Adam Trisk
Co-Founder & Chief Strategist

Adam is a progressive thought leader with 20 years of experience leading strategy, marketing and technology for leading Fortune companies as well as emerging brands.

Before co-founding SKYLABS, Adam led marketing for CrowdTwist, a leading loyalty technology company. Prior, Adam was Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Digitas where he provided marketing strategy and drove revenue growth.

Adam has worked with disruptive companies in Telecom, Financial Services, Skin Care, Spirits, Electronics, Non-Profits, Sports, Entertainment, and Hard Goods.

Adam holds a bachelors in Psychology and a minor focus on Philosophy and Economics.

Matt Makovsky
Co-Founder & CEO

Matt is an industry leader with more than a decade of strategy, innovation, marketing and communications expertise spanning the consumer, tech, sports and lifestyle sectors.

Before co-founding SKYLABS, Matt led Makovsky’s charge into consumer marketing focused on firm-wide strategic development and digital growth. Prior, Matt was a Business Development Manager helping to build out the NFL’s official partnership portfolio and was a key business development contact for the NFL’s International Offices.

Matt holds a bachelors in Communications from UPENN and an MBA from Columbia.


Art Shectman

Art Shectman
Chief of Tech & Engineering

Art is a world-class innovator & engineer who loves solving complex problems. He leads our technology & engineering and is also the CEO of Elephant Ventures, an innovation accelerator.

Art has founded numerous technology startups throughout his career and has consulted with leading Fortune 1000 companies. Art has spent his career integrating and building on cutting-edge technologies to produce functional systems.

His early work was focussed on creating intelligent autonomous micro-robotics at an MIT Artificial Intelligence lab spin-off where he managed the team who created the world’s first autonomous underwater walking robot and an autonomous land-based munitions clearing rover.

Art holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Bryan Thompson

Bryan Thompson
Chief of Design

Bryan is a leading industrial and automotive designer. His diverse expertise spans user centric research and global product development as well as experiential and spatial design.

Bryan is a leader in recognizing new areas for product development, emerging trends in design and technology, and has extensive experience developing and executing brand visions for globally recognized household name brands as well as newly established emerging brands.

His design can be found across Subaru, Volvo, Mack Trucks, Airstream, Eddie Bauer, Ford, Levis, and Samsonite products.

We Think, Therefore We Innovate

WE’RE NOT SIMPLY CONTRIBUTING TO CONVERSATIONS, WE’RE STARTING & LEADING THEM

 

Enough About Us, What About You?

WE CAN TALK ABOUT OURSELVES ALL DAY BUT WE’RE MORE INTERESTED IN HEARING WHAT YOU NEED

 
Our Address

  • 16 East 34th Street
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
     
  • 212.508.9SKY
     
  • info@skylabs.be
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