Pinterest Adds Macintosh Design Vet Susan Kare as Product Design Lead

Design veteran Susan Kare joined the creative team at Pinterest as a product design lead.

Design veteran Susan Kare joined the creative team at Pinterest as a product design lead.

Kare has been creating limited-edition fine art icon prints since 2011, and she designed classics including the lasso, grabber and paint bucket for the Apple Macintosh, as well as the Chicago typeface used in the first four generations of the iPod.

After Apple, Kare worked with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as creative director at NeXt, and then founded agency Susan Kare Design, where her projects included Solitaire for Microsoft and Facebook Gifts.

Pinterest co-founder and chief creative officer Evan Sharp said in a release announcing the hire:

As one of the small group of people who helped invent and popularize the graphical user interface, Susan’s contributions to this industry are immeasurable. More exciting for us, though, are her current and future contributions at Pinterest. We’re always looking for that rare intersection of talent and humility, and so we feel blessed that someone like Susan—someone who only cares about doing great work—has decided she wants to spend her time building Pinterest.

Kare added:

From the first time I met Evan Sharp and (head of product design and research) Bob Baxley, I felt in sync with the Pinterest design philosophy and company vision. I’m looking forward to working with such a passionate design team; the talent pool at Pinterest is impressive, and I’m excited to get started.

Readers: What are your thoughts on Pinterest’s newest addition?

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Photo by Ann Rhoney.