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Apple’s Design Director Goes To Paypal

All Things Digital reports Paypal has hired former Apple Design Director Sarah Brody as VP of Global Design. The new position at eBay-owned Paypal will allow the former Apple designer to make “sure that its payment platform is easy to use”.

Sarah Brody worked on the original iPhone, the first iPod nano and a series of Apple’s professional applications like Logic and Final Cut.

From her LinkedIn profile page:

For almost a decade, Sarah has developed and designed numerous projects and products for the Apple developer ecosystem—as individual contributor, as creative director, as well as hiring manager.

At Apple, Sarah achieved a track record of consistently delivering ground breaking products that helped redefine the way Apple’s applications look and feel.
Her unique, hands-on design approach and ability to build and manage teams that execute consistently is widely respected at Apple. Under her design direction and cross-functional partnerships with company executives, product management, marketing, engineering, and quality assurance, Apple conceived and shipped more than a dozen different products including foundation software for Mac OS X/ ProKit, MobileMe, iPhone, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, Logic Pro and products still yet to be unveiled.

On many occasions Sarah played a key role in creating new projects from inception and prototyping, through formal proposal, executive review for funding, to development and launch.

Sarah Brody started working at Apple in July 2001.

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