Manhattan Hydraulics is a product design company in NYC


Whether you've got a napkin sketch or a successful product at scale, we'll help you launch a simple, intuitive experience. We’ve worked on product discovery for pre-seed start ups, mvps for going to market, and done embedded teaming for product iteration.

Embedded Teaming

We embed our team with yours, working as closely and precisely as the in-house team you’d hire if you could. Together we form a tight-knit, coordinated effort to steward ideas from hunch, to definition, to production.

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Hydraulics began as a three-person crew at Sanctuary Computer in December 2020. Today, we're a team of five interdisciplinary designers, strategists, and technologists from a variety of creative backgrounds. All contributors are equal and empowered with the autonomy they need to do their best creative work.

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We work hard to make our studio a great place to be, and care about embodying our values—in our process, practice, and as people.