Macintosh icon designer talks about her work at Apple
Path has a nice interview with Susan Kare, a graphic designer and creator of the original Macintosh icons and typefaces that so many of us are familiar with. Kare reveals that she first came to work at Apple with the title "Macintosh Artist." She got the job through a high school friend, Andy Hertzfeld, who Apple history buffs will know was one of the inventors of the original Macintosh.
When asked how working at Apple informed what kind of artist she is today, Kare said:
I was so lucky to get to work in the Macintosh group with great colleagues and talented programmers. That experience introduced me to interface design development and how I might be able to contribute as a graphic designer to the overall user experience. It also gave me practice in aiming to communicate big concepts in small spaces.
Kare is currently doing a set of "stickers" for social networking app Path.
Path has a nice interview with Susan Kare, a graphic designer and creator of the original Macintosh icons and typefaces that so many...
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