By | October 6, 2011


I let out an audible gasp last night that had my entire family run into my new office (I’ll post pictures soon) in a panic. “What happened? What’s wrong?!” I was inexplicably crushed. Steve Jobs has died and I don’t think that I realized fully how much time we have spent together over the last 20 years until I read the news.

Steve Jobs creations are in my hands at least 16 hours a day, every day. As designers we work on Macs. I love my iPhone and Armando just got me an iPad as a graduation present (although I’m still trying to fully understand it’s capabilities beyond a larger screen to play games). I feel close to Steve, I admire Steve, and generally… I think he is a swell guy.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes from Jobs. They are running rampant through facebook, so I am sure you may have seen most of them, but important to remember nonetheless.

“My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”

“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about.”

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”


Lastly, I have always loved this picture of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates hanging out together. I wonder what they were talking about, where they got those Eames chairs they are sitting on, what’s behind that tiny door (deep, deep stuff runs through my mind)? But mostly, I think what great minds sitting there. Gates is doing his share of good things in the world too. “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely” said Gates upon hearing the news.

Insanely great. That seems to sum it up well, doesn’t it?

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