Behind the scenes

How we (re)made Passwords for next-generation auth

A behind-the-scenes look at Stytch’s new password-based solution I joined Stytch this past spring, just as we launched a massive out-of-home campaign with dozens of billboards, buses, and transit shelters proclaiming the benefits of passwordless authentication across San Francisco. (And, to be clear, we still believe passwordless auth offers the best security and user experience …

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Landing Email Magic Links in your user’s inbox

Stytch Email Magic Links (EMLs) enable one-click email login to sites and applications. As one of Stytch’s most popular products, much of what makes EMLs “magic” for users is the seamless authentication experience of a simple click-through from their inbox.  Behind the scenes, we’ve put a lot of thought and effort into the whole packaging …

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Painting the town Stytch: the making of an OOH campaign

We built Stytch on a single, fundamental truth: passwords should become a thing of the past. They’re hard to remember, easy to hack, and all too tempting to reuse across internet accounts. That’s why we make it simple for developers to add passwordless authentication to their apps and websites — unlocking better security, a better …

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Behind the scenes with Vessel: designing a brand for the first-ever passport for the internet

Vessel is a secure browser extension that works as a digital identity and multi-chain wallet rolled into one. In simpler terms, that means instead of users having to set up and enter credentials (like a username and password) for each app or website they open, they’re logged in once through Vessel and can then “bring …

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Making research an integral part of your product strategy

When you’re developing a product or service, step one is understanding the needs of the people who will use it. Still, many startups wait to hire research roles, because the benefits seem soft and tenuous when compared with the instant payoffs of launching something quickly. Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, but …

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5 Lessons for founding designers: what I’ve learned in my first year at Stytch

When I joined Stytch as the founding designer in January 2021, the entire company consisted of less than 10 people. One year later, it’s grown to over 40, and I lead a seven-member design team that’s split across product design, brand design, and research and partners with just about every other department. Looking back, I’ve …

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Designing for dark mode

Learn how designer Aiden Forrest remodeled the Stytch website in dark mode to delight developers and create a seamless user experience.