Alain Sylvain

Member Since 2021

Alain Sylvain

Founder & CEO


New York City Area

Alain is the Founder and CEO of SYLVAIN, a strategy and design consultancy that provokes progress for companies, people and society at large. Clients include Google, American Express, Spotify, Airbnb, Blackrock, Amazon, Diageo, GM, the NBA, UBER, New York Times, Nike, Apple and others. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in NYC, with offices in Amsterdam and Richmond, VA, and is a Certified B-Corporation. Alain is a partner and investor in several ventures, including Master + Dynamic, a design-driven, premium audio brand, Free Rain, a line of enhanced sparkling water, a mobile gaming company, Lilo, an açai bowl company, and PetMio, a smart pet food startup. He is on the board of Plus Pool, an ambitious project to build the world’s first floating, filtering swimming pool in NYC harbor, a Founding Member of Kindred, and a member of the New York City Mayor’s Creative Council. Alain is also an active contributor to various non-profit initiatives around the world including the Lower East Side Girls Club, The Bowery Mission and Anseye Pou Haiti.


  • Creative Strategy


March 13th, 2023

Ghosted by the American Dream: Younger generations are collectively sobering to the idea of the American Dream. But what is the alternative?

Will the world of business and brands perpetuate the propaganda, or can we all embrace the Imperfect Reality and co-create a better world with this emerging generation? 

March 3rd, 2023

13 steps to keep companies on track to fulfill their mission

Is your establishment still on the right path to achieve its original objectives?

June 8th, 2022

Considering a rebrand? Keep these 15 important factors in mind

Before you invest a lot of resources in a rebranding initiative, make sure it's worth it for your business to do so.

March 21st, 2022

How C-level leaders keep up with the latest in technologies

10 ways to maintain relevance in an ever-changing digital work environment.



Agents of Progress. Sylvain Labs is a strategy and design consultancy that provokes progress for companies, people and society at large. We believe when commerce and culture unite, real progress is possible. Founded in 2010, wholly independent, and a Certified B Corporation.


  • Innovation Consulting
  • Brand Strategy
  • Strategic Planning


Marketing & advertising