The Making of Apple’s Emoji: How designing these tiny icons changed my life


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When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an intern and her…
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may 2018 by DerRemo
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april 2018 by kutsal
Written by the intern who did the original Apple Emojis.
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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march 2018 by netj
How what we know as Emoji became to be at Apple
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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january 2018 by TomRaftery
When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an intern and her mentor designed Apple’s original emoji set and together changed the way people communicate around the world. via Pocket
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january 2018 by hansdorsch
Angela Guzman:
<p>It was the summer of 2008, and I was one year away from receiving my MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). It was the same summer I landed an internship at Apple on a team I was eager to meet. The same design team responsible for the iPhone; a magical device that launched the year prior at Macworld Expo in San Francisco. One could only imagine the size of my butterflies as I flew to Cupertino and arrived at 1 Infinite Loop. To add to the uncontrollable fluttering, I had no idea what project I would be given, the size of the team, where I would sit, or if I could really bike to work (I’m terrible on bikes).

Soon after my arrival and meeting the team (oh and biking to work!) I was handed my project. I was still trying to make sense of the assignment I’d just received when someone asked if I knew what an emoji was. And well, I didn’t, and at the time, neither did the majority of the English speaking world. I answered ‘no’. This would all change, of course, as the iPhone would soon popularize them globally by offering an emoji keyboard. Moments later I learned what this Japanese word meant and that I was to draw hundreds of them. Just as I was looking down the hallway and internally processing, “This isn’t type or an exercise in layout, these are luscious illustrations,” I was assigned my mentor…

…My first emoji was the engagement ring, and I chose it because it had challenging textures like metal and a faceted gem, tricky to render for a beginner. The metal ring alone took me an entire day. Pretty soon, however, I could do two a day, then three, and so forth. Regardless of how fast I could crank one out, I constantly checked the details: the direction of the woodgrain, how freckles appeared on apples and eggplants, how leaf veins ran on a hibiscus, how leather was stitched on a football, the details were neverending. I tried really hard to capture all this in every pixel, zooming in and zooming out, because every detail mattered. And for three months I stared at hundreds of emoji on my screen. </p>

Wonderful story.
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january 2018 by charlesarthur
When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an intern and her mentor designed Apple’s original emoji set and together changed the way people communicate around the world.
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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january 2018 by sgerhard
RT : If you like emoji, you’ll like this story of how Apple’s emoji were designed:
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january 2018 by theory
Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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january 2018 by Aetles
When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens.
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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january 2018 by kevincupp
Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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january 2018 by dannystewart
Raymond and Angela designed Apple’s original emoji set, an initial batch of close to 460 characters.
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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january 2018 by trhall
When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an intern and her mentor designed Apple’s original emoji set and together changed the way people communicate around the world.
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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Sample of emoji I made at Apple in 2008. When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an…
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When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens. This is the story of how an intern and her mentor designed Apple’s original emoji set and together changed the way people communicate around the world. via Pocket
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january 2018 by domingogallardo