Susan Kare

Susan Kare, born February 5, 1954, worked with Steve Jobs to design the original icons for the Macintosh. Kare designed the moving watch, paintbrush and trash can elements that made Macs user-friendly and changed the way we all use personal computers. She worked for Apple until the mid-1980s, going on to work on icons for Windows 3.0.

Design your own personal icon. Using graph paper fill in squares to draw the outline of something that represents you. A pizza slice? A shining sun? A lucky four leaf clover? Share with a friend.