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Design Director

 

Design Director

  • San Francisco, California, United States

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. As a Pinterest employee, 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 users 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
  • A believer in our mission of bringing everyone the inspiration to create a life they love
  • 10+ years managing teams with a track record of shipping inspiring, well-crafted work across mediums—print, web, mobile, video
  • Delivering compelling written and verbal stories in front of audiences of all sizes
  • Inspiring a team to bring conceptual ideas all the way through to fruition
  • Working across consumer, business, global and internal audiences a plus 

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Our mission

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Supporting our Pinners and Pinployees

Since COVID-19 upended life as we knew it, Pinners began using Pinterest differently than before, and Pinployees have a drastically new set of needs. Learn more about our response to and support of these new priorities, with well-being and self care at the forefront. 

Our commitments to inclusion and diversity

We are listening and acting. Read about the actions Pinterest is taking to increase inclusion and representation on our platform and at our company, and our commitments in support of other organizations. 

Our Employee Resource Groups

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What's new on the platform

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We’re looking for all kinds of people


To build an app that’s used and loved by people all around the world, we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.

To put it legally: 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. Pinterest policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. Pinterest is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Pinterest and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Pinterest.

Pinterest is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accessibility@pinterest.com.

Pinterest will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for positions in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and other applicable state or local laws.

Pinterest also participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. See https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf and https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IER_RighttoWorkPoster.pdf