Letter I Wrote to Steve – September 5th, 2011
You don’t know me – and I apologize if you have received a million emails that are just as grandiose as this one – but my name is Robert Andersen, and I was a visual designer at Apple for two years. Apple built me up as a designer and taught me more than I could have ever asked for. Today, I’m here to just say a few words of appreciation.
As you begin to step away from your routine in Cupertino, some may question Apple’s ability to produce meaningful and amazing products. I know this to not be the case, as I think your role has done something even greater – you have built a company that will inspire a generation of entrepreneurs, designers and engineers for years to come to create simple, functional, beautiful and joyful products. This goes for both the people within Apple’s walls and out.
Your hard work, and the spirit of Apple, is an inspiration to us all.