Susan Kare is an artist and graphic designer who is best known for creating many of the interface elements for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980’s
After graduating from New York University in 1978 with a Ph.D. in fine arts, she took a curatorial job at an art museum and quickly realized she was on the wrong side of the creative equation.
In 1982, she began work at Apple Computer designing fonts, icons and graphic elements for the nascent Macintosh operating system and applications. In 1986 she followed Steve Jobs to NeXT as its tenth employee and Creative Director.
She was the founding partner of Susan Kare Design, a graphic design practice in San Francisco in 1989. Since then she has designed thousands of icons, corporate identities and other design projects for hundreds of clients, including Microsoft’s Solitaire cards and Facebook’s virtual gifts. Since 2011 she has been creating limited edition fine art icon prints at Kareprints.com
Currently she is a Lead Product Designer at Pinterest.