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Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp joins Jony Ive’s design firm

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Oct 14 (Reuters) – Pinterest Inc (PINS.N) stated on Thursday co-founder Evan Sharp is leaving the corporate to hitch LoveFrom, a firm led by Jony Ive, the designer of many iconic Apple merchandise.

Sharp constructed Pinterest’s authentic platform and oversaw its fast progress previously decade, and most not too long ago served as the corporate’s chief design and inventive officer.

Sharp based the web scrapbook and photo-sharing platform together with Ben Silbermann, who’s the corporate’s chief government officer, and Paul Sciarra, who left in 2012.

He will transition into an advisory position and proceed to function a board member, the corporate stated in a blogpost.

Ive co-founded design firm LoveFrom with fellow designer Marc Newson. “LoveFrom is a creative collective”, the firm’s web site says. Its shoppers embody house rental firm Airbnb Inc (ABNB.O) and Italian luxurious automobile maker Ferrari.

Ive was a detailed artistic collaborator with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He spent greater than twenty years on the tech large earlier than leaving in 2019, and led the design of the candy-colored iMacs that helped Apple re-emerge from close to dying within the Nineteen Nineties in addition to the design of the iPhone.

Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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Pinterest app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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