Skyler Vander Molen is a Bay Area based multidisciplinary artist, creative director, filmmaker and musician with almost two decades in creative work across brand and product design, art direction, creative direction and film production.

His commercial work for clients like Specialized, Samsung, Aruliden, Hush, HeistFacebook, Internet.org, Pinterest, and Lex Records explores the human experience by evoking raw emotional landscapes through rich, intimate visuals.

His music videos for Pink Siifu, Fly Anakin, Ovrkast. and Navy Blue have been featured in Rolling Stone, The Fader, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan and Hypebeast and exhibited at events with Smart Bomb, Loud Cinema and Grey Area. In 2020 his music video for Ovrkast’s “Face” was named one of Rolling Stone’s best rap videos of the year.

Armed with a strong DIY ethos drawing on the lineage of hip-hop, Detroit techno and rave culture, Skyler’s DJ sets and productions lean into the soulful, spiritual side of the underground leaning strains of techno, acid, trance and deep house with a hefty dose of heavy breakbeats, hip-hop and dramatic atmospheres.

From the events he promotes and organizes through From Below, to his DJ sets, music videos, and commercial work, the root of his creative practice is a love of humanity and a belief in the power of collective experiences.

Originally from Central Florida, Skyler splits his time between San Francisco and Sonoma County, California.


Selected Press & Awards


Atlanta Film Festival: No Other Gods But Me — Audience Choice Award Winner, Best Narrative Short
Native Advertising Awards: Clari - The New Rules of Sales - GOLD Winner: Best Use of Video
AltPress: Pink Siifu releases ‘GUMBO’! (DELUXE’!!),’ “Fk U Mean/ Hold me Dwn” video
Consequence Sound: Fly Anakin Announces New Album Frank, Shares Madlib-Produced “No Dough”
Flood Magazine: Fly Anakin Is Quick-Witted and Reflective on the Madlib-Produced “No Dough”
Stereogum: Fly Anakin “No Dough” (Prod. Madlib)
Our Culture Mag: Fly Anakin Announces Debut Album ‘Frank’, Drops New Madlib-Produced Song
The Fader: Fly Anakin shares the Madlib-produced “No Dough,” details debut album
Brooklyn Vegan: Fly Anakin announces new album ‘Frank,’ shares Madlib-produced single “No Dough”
Pitchfork: Fly Anakin Announces Debut Album, Shares Video for New Madlib-Produced Song: Watch
Rolling Stone: Year in Review - The Best Rap Videos of 2020
Hypebeast: Ovrkast. Works Through His Self-Esteem and Doubt in New Music Video “Face”
Rolling Stone: Ovrkast. Makes Not Trying Sound Immensely Gratifying
It’s Nice That: Jez Burrows got a choir to sing strange example sentences from the dictionary
Tech Crunch: Facebook Celebrates Turning 12 With “Friends Day” Videos
Fast Company: The Unsung Product Minds Behind Facebook Home

©2012-2024 Skyler Vander Molen

©2012-2024 Skyler Vander Molen