How can I be a designer and not be moved by the death of one of the most brilliant designers of the modern age?
No, Steve Jobs wasn’t a graphic designer or an industrial designer or an interior designer or an architect or a fashion designer. But he was unequivocally a designer.
He envisioned not just products, but a new way of being in the world. A new way of working, and of playing. And he brought that vision to life.
He was the guy who decided things needed to be simple and beautiful. He was the one who dictated removing the clutter and enhancing the experience. He used the hands and hearts and brilliant minds of a huge team of stellar creators to sculpt a company — one that could create objects and adventures so beautifully designed that millions and millions of people wanted them. And wanted to be a part of his new vision of the world as well.
Was that world perfect? Not even close. But designed? Absolutely.