Susan Kare, 2014

Apple hired Kare, a graphic designer who at the time had been working in an art museum, in 1982 to design the original Macintosh's graphical user interface, a feature that had been met with confusion following the release of the company's previous desktop computer, the Lisa. Kare would go on to draw many of the icons that became symbolic of the original Macintosh point-and-click user experience. She also designed several of the Mac's more well-known typefaces, including Chicago, Geneva and Monaco. Kare would later join NeXT, where she worked on various projects with Microsoft, IBM and other clients, and most notably designed many Windows icons – ones seen in Notepad and the Control Panels, for example – that remained part of the OS until the development of Windows XP.