Personal website + newsletter

Stay in touch, with or without social media

Publish your site in 5 minutes, no code required. Host on your own domain. Write once, share everywhere.

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Philip I. Thomas

I'm the founder of The Contraption Company, an independent product studio crafting tools that help people work online. There, I focus most of my time building Postcard and Booklet. I'm fascinated by how the Internet affects labor, and I seek to leverage technology to help people love their work.

In the past, I founded Moonlight - an early remote work company helping software engineers, which was acquired and continues to operate. I also founded Staffjoy, a startup that built flexible scheduling tools force for app-based workforces, which is now a popular open-source project. I studied Physics and Systems Engineering at WashU, and was a Y Combinator Fellow. I like to travel and explore urban culture through cafes and restaurants.

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I just published "What I'm up to - May 2023" on my website - check it out:

What I'm up to - May 2023
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How it works

Write once, share everywhere

1 Make a site in minutes
Add your photo and biography, then publish to your own domain.
2 Feature it on your social profiles
Add your homepage as the bio link on your social profiles. It both looks legit and helps people find your site.
3 Write on Postcard, then share everywhere
When you have something to share, post on Postcard. Email subscribers will get it in their inbox. Then, share an enhanced link on sites like Twitter and LinkedIn.
4 Grow your mailing list
As people subscribe to your newsletter, you build a list of contacts you own and can contact directly - no more depending on social networks.


All-in-one tool for your personal site

Customizable, hosted page

Set a profile photo, cover image, and color scheme - and update them at any time.

Collect email signups

Build a personal newsletter by embedding a signup on your site, with no extra software needed.

Send emails to your list

Send polished email updates to your subscribers from within Postcard.

Custom domain Premium

Connect your own domain in minutes for a professional link that you can share across other websites.


Free page + newsletter

Affordable premium plan for hosting on a custom domain.



Personal homepage + newsletter

  • Personalize your homepage

  • Collect email signups on your page

  • Send emails to your subscribers

  • Host on domain


$8 per month

Connect Postcard on your own domain

  • Connect your page on your own domain

  • Add custom code, such as analytics

  • Integrations + API (Coming soon)