While she was a struggling young artist in San Francisco in the early 1980s, Susan Kare picked up a typeface design gig for an up and coming company called Apple Computers. She designed the first proportionally spaced digital font, and it greatly pleased Steve Jobs. So Kare stayed on and designed many graphic elements for the Macintosh interface, including popular icons still used today. At the link, Steve Silberman tells her story and shares pages from her sketchbook. Jobs didn't accept some of her more whimsical icons, such as a squashed spider, a jumping frog, and a high-heeled cowboy boot.
Link -via American Digest | Kare's Website