Archive for April 18th, 2021

Susan Kare: Microsoft 3.0’s Solitaire

Susan Kare is best known for her work at Apple, but she also created work for Microsoft as well. In 1990, Microsoft 3.0 was released. With the intent of becoming a more personable brand, this version of the software began shipping with smaller games on them. One such game was Solitaire, a game famously known…

Susan Kare: an Apple Icon

Susan Kare’s work on the original Macintosh was revolutionary. For an industry that is full of geniuses constantly pushing the boundaries of computing and trying to create products better than the last, computing lacked one thing: the human element. Susan Kare’s icons for the original Mac lended themselves to being incredibly personable, relatable, and overall…

Susan Kare: a biography

Susan Kare is an American graphic designer born in Ithaca, New York on February 5th, 1954. She’s received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College as well as an M.A. and Ph.D from New York University.  Her legacy is one comprised of monumental success across a medium which had been relatively new. Kare is deemed as…