I’ll never forget catching the breaking news on Twitter and working with our editor-in-chief Owen Thomas to get out an obituary while the rest of the Daily Dot team rallied to cover the flood of tangential stories.
“This event shocked me. I’ve always looked out for these sort of powerful events. I’ve done similar minimalistic designs after the tsunami struck Japan and Sept. 11,” Mak said. “Those are similar in the sense that I was trying to transform these events into simple graphics and just hope people appreciate them. The simplicity seems to give it a somber quality. I was just sad that Steve was resigning, and I wanted to show how integral he was. He was an inseparable part. It was like Apple was missing a piece now that he’s gone.”
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