Pinterest Inc announced Thursday that co-founder Evan Sharp is leaving the company to join LoveFrom, a company run by Jony Ive, the designer of many of Apple’s iconic products.
Sharp built the original Pinterest platform and oversaw its rapid growth over the past decade, and most recently served as the company’s chief design and creative officer.
Sharp founded the online photo and album sharing platform with Ben Silbermann, the company’s CEO, and Paul Sciarra, who left in 2012.
He will transition to an advisory role and continue to serve on the board, the company said in a blog post https://newsroom.pinterest.com/en/post/thank-you-evan.
I co-founded design company LoveFrom with fellow designer Marc Newson. “LoveFrom is a creative collective,” says the firm’s website. Its clients include home rental company Airbnb Inc and Italian luxury car maker Ferrari.
I’ve been a close creative collaborator 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 iMacs that helped Apple emerge from near-death in the 1990s as well as the design of the iPhone.