The Pinterest team is passionate about how the impact their product has on people’s lives. The inspirational side of the site, Zach explains, gives people the spark to explore “in real life” the things they discover online—whether that’s a new recipe, a new place to visit, or a new hobby. Beyond connecting people through shared interests, Pinterest strives to empower people to be aspirational and seek out the things they love.
What Zach Does
Zach comes into the office around 8:30 AM each day, and kicks off the day by touching base with the design team. His current project: building a more visual HTML-based email system that will let users get real-time e-mail updates that look and feel like Pinterest. He also meets regularly with the engineers and the Community team to keep them up to date on ideas and progress on the design.