Recognizable to almost anyone who has used a computer, Susan’s art helped make early computers user-friendly and fun and bridged the divide between humans and modern technology. Here she talks to us about how her rich experience as an illustrator has colored her designs for the Path Shop.

I don’t use Path, I don’t get the appeal of this recent “stickers” trend in social networking apps, but these show that Susan Kare’s still got it.

For more Susan Kare-related reading, I recommend this article from late 2011 and this page on Susan’s website. I’ve always liked this quote from a 1996 interview with The New York Times:

I tend to think of icons more like traffic signs than as illustrations. It’s much more successful if it is simple.