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Brian Singer is a San Francisco-based artist and designer. He is currently the design manager for the brand team at Pinterest. Prior to joining Pinterest, Brian managed design teams at Facebook ... more


Congratulations on your new job. What made you interested in moving from Facebook to Pinterest? Thanks! There were three main reasons for my move to Pinterest: impact, location and culture. Pinterest is a much smaller company than Facebook—300-plus versus 6,000-plus—and as such, there’s a lot of opportunity to have an impact. It’s also located in San Francisco, where I live. When it comes to culture, I have to say that Facebook is amazing, truly. But what was attractive about Pinterest is that one of the co-founders is a designer. This means that design is embedded in the culture. Many companies say they value design, but having leadership understand designers’ value is ideal.

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