Parker Kuncl



November 2016 — Present

Sr. Product Designer II on the Marketplace Design Team
Design Lead on the Marketplace team focused on solving complex problems and introducing efficency through design for Driver Partners and Riders.


August 2015 — November 2016

Pillar Design Team Lead for Partners & Marketplaces
Managed a team of designers charged to define, design and deliver concepts and production-ready UX/UI for all touchpoints across consumer and merchant experiences for our partners. Additionally developed a prototyping curriculum for Solution Discovery across PayPal.


February 2012 — July 2015

Sr. Staff II Product Experience Designer / Prototyper
NExD Lab, Smart Things Innovation Lab

Lead designer on the Smart Things Innovation team where we are committed to improving the intuitiveness of all Samsung products and services while defining and designing concepts for Samsung’s future roadmap including mobile, display IoT and wearables. I had 10 patents submitted in my first 10 months. NExD team, focused on future display concepts and technologies for Samsung Visual Display Group.


August 2011 — January 2016

Director of Design & Design Advisor
Define, direct and manage the brand, user experience and app design for customer touch points including iOS, Android, and Primary focus was the launch of this startup’s new brand direction, capture and social features, and 3.0 iPad launch.


May 2009 — January 2012

Principal Designer & Creative Director for Bobsled™
Define, design and manage the Bobsled brand and consumer touch points across the bobsled ecosystem (including mobile and web). Built a design team to execute UX/UI, marketing, soft goods, events, and videos.

Sr. Innovation Designer / Prototyper
Design and prototype next-generation and explorative experiences, interactions, products and services on transdisciplinary teams. Participate weekly in research, conceptualization, iteration, design and prototyping the next big thing through rapid, tangible interactive hardware sketches.

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Shipped products have won awards, been featured on TV shows like the NBC Today Show, have been acquired, and downloaded millions of times.

20+ patents filed or granted.

Nominated as IP coach at three companies. 

Won hackathons as the head/only designer and team leader. 

Built and developed design teams and practices at my past three companies — a few are now designing at other fortune 500 companies.

Managed budgets of over $300k, multiple vendors across many projects.

Obsessed with the details, an advocate for the user, and a believer in building a culture of rockstars to build the best products.

Worked on $Billion product lines.