Icons, icons, icons ... and more icons
A jack-of-all-trades, I have been a graphic designer for 20 years and a software developer for 12 years. I have been obsessed with icons for as long as I can remember. I am fascinated by humans’ use of icons from the cave paintings in Lascaux, France, to the user interface for modern mobile devices, way finding and info graphics. Icons are akin to language and a well-designed icon can communicate an important and often complex idea as fast as our minds can think. The use of symbols and signs is a uniquely human behavior and perhaps the most fascinating thing in the universe.