Thursday, September 23, 2010

Susan Kare

Suan Kare is a graphic designer who was an early employee of Apple and has also done work for microsoft. She is the designer behind many icons and fonts we may see or use everyday. Her Chicago font was used in macintosh computer for may years and later revived for the I-pod. She's also designed the paint bucket and lasso tool designs. For microsoft she developed icons used in Notedpad and Control Panels. More recently she designed the facebook gift icons shown above. I found her interesting because she designed items that we use without really thinking about how the design came to be and who designed it. Her designs are functional.

1 comment:

  1. How great to find the person behind the iconic symbols we use everyday.