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Principal Product Designer

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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.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

As the Principal Designer, you’ll be responsible for helping to drive a vision for both how the Pinterest product looks and feels overall, but also ideating and designing new ideas that enable Pinners to create a life they love. We’re looking to recruit an experienced and passionate talent to join us in our mission. You possess the skills to create holistic products and know how to plan launching delightful experiences that people will love. You probably revel in best-in-class storytelling, brand, and marketing strategies as part of the DNA of a good product. Join us in building amazing new ways that inspire the world to make their ideas a reality.

What you’ll do:

  • Establish the strategic direction and product vision for our most complex problems, including the future of our product look and feel/design language and bridging the gap between vision and execution.
  • Be at the forefront of major design initiatives and broadcast the efforts of the design team across Pinterest.
  • Set and refine the design quality bar, in partnership with design leadership, through our principles and design system.
  • Be responsible for mentoring and helping grow talent within the team.
  • Represent Pinterest Design within the global design community, attending and speaking at conferences.

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 work alongside your team to unlock creativity.
  • A respected designer and product thinker that has mastered their craft and cohesive product strategy, ideally a renaissance person with endless curiosity.
  • 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.
  • A believer in our mission of bringing everyone the inspiration to create a life they love.
  • 12+ years with a track record of shipping inspiring well built experiences.

Relocation Statement:

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only
$204,754—$421,578 USD

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.

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