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
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
From your branding & messaging to the customer journey, user experience & communications plan, we ensure your innovation resonates in the market & sustains commercial viability
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
Use Case Development
Intellectual Property Invention & Protection
Organizational Development & Team Training
Industrial Design, Concepting & Rapid Prototyping
Business Modeling & Prototyping
Spatial & Experiential Design
Product Ideation, Development & Engineering
Marketing & Communications
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.
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.
Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor
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.
Chief of Product Innovation
Franco is a provocateur and visionary. He pioneered “Bionics,” the theory and practice of nature-inspired design, and is an expert in the interplay between design and technology.
He has served as Master Innovator of wearable technologies for Google-Motorola, was Motorol’s MIT Media Lab Liaison, led Design for Herman Miller and led Pirinfarina in N.A.
Franco holds 71 patents including the first wireless ECG, a multi-blade conformable razor (precursor to Gillette’s Mach3), and the Motorola i830/833.
Franco has helped shape innovation agendas for Motorola, Dupont, Coca-Cola, Ferrari-Maserati, Boeing and others.