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Susan Kare, the former Apple designer behind the 'Happy Mac' icon, discusses a well-designed life

Anyone ever give you a virtual kiss on Facebook? Ever find yourself face to face with Apple's once-ubiquitous "Happy Mac" icon? You have Susan Kare to thank. The pioneering digital designer and founder of Susan Kare User Interface Graphics in San Francisco is the iconographer behind Apple's most successful designs and typefaces, as well as almost all of the Facebook Gifts images. She's releasing her self-published book, Susan Kare ICONS, on Nov. 22, and spoke about her work and influences with Adweek.