I design & build apps

My name is Paris Xavier Pinkney, an iOS Engineer and UI/UX Designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A Little About Me

I've been working in the design industry for more than 10 years under the moniker PXPGraphics. My career began as a package designer and advertising/marketing designer for Pepsi. From there, I became a front-end developer, where I also worked on videography, photography and post-production. My next adventure was with an inspiring team at Marqeta, where I worked as the design lead and later pivoted to become their first iOS developer. Currently, I work with an amazing team at Scribd as an iOS Software Engineer.

Over the last couple of years, I've shifted from being a full-time designer to a full-time developer. This has allowed me to grow within a fast-paced and dynamic environment, while researching and enhancing my product design and development skills as a freelancer.

I seamlessly blend song lyrics into my everday conversation and thought processes, much of which involve Hip-Hop, Indie, R-Neg-B & EDM sub-genres. My thirst for knowledge is very potent — I read articles, blogs, and books on design, programming, philosophy & business daily. It reminds me that there is always more to learn, and more importantly, always someone willing to teach.

I am extremely passionate about creating innovative experiences (digital or physical), and fully embrace the realization that my best work usually occurs after the end of typical work day. I love what I do for a living and hope to evolve and adapt as I continue to grow.

  • Marqeta

    Lead Designer & iOS Engineer

    For over 3 years, I've had the chance to progress from the role of Graphic Designer, to Product Desiger to Lead Designer, to iOS Engineer with the team at Marqeta. As a Designer, I worked exclusively on our web and mobile applications—from sketches to live production. Since then, I've transitioned to the Engineering Team as an iOS Engineer, where I've taken what I've learned over the years in mobile UI/UX design to an entirely new level.

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