Parker Henderson

Designer. Engineer. Tinkerer. Thinker.

👋 Welcome

Hi, I'm Parker, a coffee enthusiast, product designer, programmer, avid reader, and tweeter. I'm currently leading design and product at Pallet where we're building hiring infrastructure for creators and communities. Previously, I worked at Canvas, Red Bull and some startups, most of which you've probably never heard about.

Skills

Systems design

Everything we build is a system itself or embedded in a larger one. The ability to understand how all the pieces fit together is critical when designing.

Interaction & visual design

From prototyping new interactions to designing into type and color systems, I enjoy diving into the details to create novel and expressive interfaces.

Software engineering

I believe code is a powerful design tool and use my experience as a designer and engineer to establish systems, tools, and processes across our teams.

Values

Inclusive and diverse teams

When we intentionally seek diversity in our teams and ensure everyone has a voice in the decisions affecting our work, we produce better results.

Accessibility

As designers, we're responsible for creating products and experiences accessible to everyone, not just a customer persona or the majority.

Growth

I believe in building a culture that concentrates on championing the growth of individuals and teams to learn new things and grow from both success and failure.

Work experience

Pallet

Current

Building recruiting infrastructure for creators, communities, and crypto.

Canvas

2020 - 2021

Canvas (f.k.a Jumpstart) is a shared talent marketplace that uses diversity data to help recruiters make more informed hiring decisions and give candidates equal employment opportunities within their preferred industry. I focus on integrations for our recruiter product and our design system.

Red Bull Media House

2019 - 2020

Red Bull TV brings an inside look into the World of Red Bull straight to your living room and mobile device. Working on a team of three product designers, I previously lead design efforts on Red Bull’s mobile and immersive products across iOS, Android, Oculus, and more.

Talk to You Live

2018 - 2019

TTYL is a voice-first communication app that looked to bring spontaneous and lightweight conversations to your life through technology. I lead design and product through the public launch of our first product.

Various places

2016 - 2019

While finishing school, I spent a few years working with various early-stage companies like ZebraIQ and PlayVS across different design and engineering-focused roles.