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12

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” - Steve Jobs

A lot has been written about the death of the iconic CEO of Apple and his legacy of incredible products and software. I think this quote most aptly exemplifies perhaps his most important contribution, beyond the technological wizardry of iPhones and iPads - a steadfast focus on ensuring that design was a centerpiece of the products he produced and not just the window dressing that many consider design to be. This is evident from the hardware all the way to the joy of simply unboxing Apple products. His laser-like focus on every detail of the design of each of his products, ensuring that every pixel and every component not only met his lofty expectations, but exceeded them - is something that I’ll continue to strive to apply to my work, both web design and photography.

I’ve been an Apple customer for several years now - from my iMac to my iPhone to my Macbook Pro to my iPad. I can safely say that without the design elegance that is a cornerstone of Apple products, my interest in technology would surely be diminished at this point. Instead, it’s an absolute joy to sit and work on my iMac for the hours and hours required to process and catalog the photos you see on this site. I hope that Jobs’ legacy will continue to influence the world for a long time to come. Thanks Steve…

12-October-2011 | Gear & Technology