Susan Kare, iconographer

Susan Kare, Iconographer (EG8) from EG Conference on Vimeo.

Designer Susan Kare does a presentation at a conference. She’s a brilliant designer and I’ve been looking at her work since 1984 (the first Mac).

May: 2014, Susan Kare walks us through some key points regarding the design of icons and symbols. Kare is an artist and designer and pioneer of pixel art; she created many of the graphical interface elements for the original Apple Macintosh in the 1980s as a key member of the Mac software design team, and continued to work as Creative Director at NeXT for Steve Jobs.

The Noun Project

The Noun Project

A huge collection of symbols, beautifully presented and maintained. They’re all indexed and tagged for easier searching. And, they’re all either in the public domain or carry a Creative Commons license.

Many years ago I scanned and collected thousands of these symbols and indexed them in a HyperCard stack called Symbols so these images are dear to my heart.