Susan Kare, who created many of the elements of the user interface of the original Apple Macintosh in the mid-1980s has reflected on her work with Apple in an interview with Path to mark her creation of an “sticker” pack for the popular “Path” social networking app.
When asked about her design influences and her time at Apple, she had this to say:
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 first joined Apple through software programmer Andy Hertzfeld, who she knew from high school. Her title was “Macintosh Artist.” WHile at the Cupertino company, she was responsible for most of the typefaces and icons used on the original Macintosh, along with much of the marketing materials used to promote the computer. Her best known work includes the “Happy Mac” icon that greeted Mac users on startup, and the Chicago sans-serif typeface.
Kare now works as an free-lance artist, and has created a set of “stickers” for social networking app Path.
Path is available for iOS devices FREE in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]