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


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.

March 4th, 2022

What happens when hype is misplaced

The pressure to capitalize on new tech can leave brands flat-footed if it doesn’t live up to the hype. But brands that participate in culture will always find ways to disrupt.

January 25th, 2022

Is now the right time to unveil your latest innovation?

The business world demands constant innovation, but when is the right time to unveil your "latest and greatest" ideas?



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