Back in 2008, Angela Guzman was a graphic design student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and an intern at Apple, where she joined the iPhone team and worked alongside another Apple designer, Raymond, to come up with the first 500 emoji characters that were available on the iPhone.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her internship, Guzman has taken a look back at her time at Apple and her work on emoji in an interesting retrospective shared on Medium.
Image via Angela Guzman When Guzman was handed the emoji project at Apple, it came at a time when emoji were unfamiliar in the English speaking world. Guzman received a crash course in Apple design and [...]
Three more former Amazon Studios executives are joining Apple as the company continues to work to build out its video team, reports Variety.
Tara Sorensen, who previously served as the head of Amazon kids programming, is taking on a similar role at Apple. Sorensen will report directly to former Sony executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who are running Apple’s video team under iTunes chief Eddy Cue.
Amazon international development executive Carina Walker and business affairs chief Tara Pietri are also leaving Amazon for Apple. Pietri will lead Apple’s legal affairs division, while Walker will serve as an international creative executive under [...]
Former Amazon Studios executive Morgan Wandell is Apple’s latest hire for its video team, reports Variety. Wandell will take on the role of head of international creative development for worldwide video at Apple, reporting directly to Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, former Sony execs who now lead Apple’s original programming efforts.
Wandell will start work at Apple’s new Culver City office at The Culver Studios at the end of the month.
Prior to joining Apple, a move that’s been in the works for weeks, Wandell served as Head of International Series at Amazon Studios, and before that, he was an executive producer at ABC Studios.
Seventeen automotive engineers who previously worked for Apple left the company to join self-driving startup Zoox following Apple’s shift away from developing a full autonomous car, reports Bloomberg.
The group of engineers, who originally came to Apple from several Detroit carmakers and suppliers among other automotive companies, are said to specialize in designing hardware like braking and suspension systems.
One of the Lexus SUVs Apple is using to test its self-driving software Many engineers who were recruited for Apple’s car project left as Apple pivoted away from developing its own autonomous vehicle and instead began work on an autonomous driving [...]