Skyler Balbus

I am Director of Product Design at Postlight in New York, where I work as both a maker and a leader.

As a maker, I define and create beautiful, functional, and solution-driven digital products for individuals, startups, and organizations —

and as a leader, I mentor and guide talented designers and design teams to engage deeply with the craft and practice of digital product design.

You can find me on Twitter,, and LinkedIn.

If you’d like to chat about working together, talk about the state of product design, or grab a coffee or tea sometime, feel free to reach out.


Teams, organizations, and companies I have worked with:

Creative Business, Inc.
First Look Media
Knight Foundation (learn more about this project in Postlight’s case study)
The Village Voice (learn more about this project in Postlight’s case study)
Insight Catastrophe Group (learn more about this project in Postlight’s case study)
The Shed
Barnes & Noble Education
Good Companies
General Assembly

Speaking, teaching, and writing:

Screen Time, Sacred Time (Real Life Mag, 2019)
Screen Time and Sacred Time (Theorizing the Web, 2019)
Toward an Ethical Framework for Product Design (Cooper Union, 2018; MICA, 2017)
Emoji Speak: Images, Culture, and Communication (CreativeMornings Field Trip, 2018)
Collaboration in Theory and Practice ( x Postlight, 2018)
Guest Critique (SVA, 2019; Cooper Union, 2018; MICA, 2017; FIT, 2016)

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