Design Director

San Francisco, CA, US | New York, NY, US
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About Pinterest:  

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

We’re looking for an inspiring, globally-minded Design Director to help Pinterest bring people everywhere the inspiration to create a life they love. Reporting to the Global Creative Director and working closely with cross-functional leaders across the company, you’ll lead and mentor a small but mighty team of creatives, and agency partners in clarifying and then amplifying our story to the world. 

This is a role like no other, at an especially exciting moment in Pinterest’s history. Our business is thriving, our user base continues to grow, and we believe the impact of this role can fuel our company to grow in unprecedented ways. You’ll be in a position to take a brand that’s beloved by those who use us, and misunderstood by those who don’t, and reshape the narrative to increase comprehension while underscoring our purpose. 

You’ll be able to tap into important, social issues to define Pinterest’s role in the world, especially at a time where people are rightfully questioning the role technology plays in their lives. And you’ll be able to ensure we are not simply reacting to culture, but indeed striving to shape it ourselves, for the better. This is a full-time position based in SF, but charged with building an iconic, global brand.

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead a creative team to conceptualize and develop compelling integrated marketing campaigns
  • Articulate the Pinterest narrative so more pinners and advertisers around the world understand the value of our product
  • Recruit, develop and motivate a team whose mission is to help inspire the world
  • Build strong relationships throughout the company to help unify our narrative and amplify our mission internally and externally

What we’re looking for:

  • A leader who prefers to lead by doing; you can’t resist the urge to practice your craft by rolling up your sleeves and working alongside your team to unlock creativity
  • A respected designer that has mastered their craft in one or more design disciplines, ideally a renaissance person with endless curiosity
  • A conceptual thinker who has created a clear and cohesive design identity and story for a consumer tech company
  • A mentor who is energized by growing others’ careers and knows how to motivate a team
  • An inspiring communicator that represents creative work, builds trust and influences alignment of our creative vision across marketing, PR and product design
  • 3+ years managing designers
  • At least 10+ years hands-on designing

Our Commitment to Diversity:

At Pinterest, our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love—and that includes our employees. We’re taking on the most exciting challenges of our working lives, and we succeed with a team that represents an inclusive and diverse set of identities and backgrounds.


We’re growing rapidly throughout Latin America and Mexico! Check out our open positions and learn more about Pinterest’s exciting opportunities in these regions.

It all starts here.
Meet the people behind the product.

Brittany M
Mar Camps

“Five years. Four cities. Three countries. Too many incredible teams, clients, memories and personal growth moments to count. One mission that’s never been more important – to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love.”

—Brittany Mohr,
North America Segment Lead

“Joining Pinterest without leaving my kitchen has been a peculiar and incredible ride. With all the tools in place for success as a new Pinployee, I was able to hit the ground sprinting, even in this new, fully remote world. Pinterest has a start up feel – a lot has yet to be defined, nothing is set in stone, and you can be a key part of shaping future strategies, structures and even product features that will truly impact the company’s growth. I feel comfortable bringing my whole self to work, and can learn and develop with a diverse and talented team/community.”

—Mar Camps,
Partner Manager

Monica Climaco

“One of my favorite things about life at Pinterest is how discovery and exploration are honored, respected, and celebrated. Much like the experience a Pinner might have using the app, I get the chance to appreciate and live out the processes of asking questions, seeking new ways of doing things, trying something out, which then leads me to something else, and another, and another… all in the spirit and with the purpose of bringing people inspiration to create a life they love!”

—Monica Climaco,
Recruiting Coordinator Lead