Pinterest said Thursday that co-founder Evan Sharp is leaving the company to join Johny Ive-led firm Lovefrom, the designer of several iconic Apple products. Sharp built the core platform of Pinterest and oversaw its rapid growth over the past decade, most recently serving as the company’s chief design and creative officer.
Sharp co-founded the online scrapbook and photo-sharing platform with Ben Silberman, who is the company’s chief executive officer, and Paul Cyrra, who left in 2012.
The company said in a blog post that he would take on an advisory role and continue to serve as a board member.
Ive co-founded the design firm LoveFrom with fellow designer Mark Newson. “Lovefrom is a creative collective”, says the firm’s website. Its clients include home rental company Airbnb and Italian luxury car maker Ferrari.
Ive was a close creative associate of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He spent more than two decades at the tech giant before leaving in 2019, and led the design of the candy-colored iMac devices that helped Apple re-emerge in the 1990s as well as the near death of the iPhone. Of.
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