There are many Creative Guys behind the giants of the Tech industry who have had influenced the industry and the companies they work for. Some of the Tech leaders are very well know but some of the creativity guys not so much.
Apple – Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design
Jony Ive is the amazing designer responsible for many of Apple’s biggest, most important products including the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini.
Square – Jack Dorsey, CEO
Square is that little free device that allows your iphone or ipad to instantly become a credit card swiper for free. Jack Dorsey, a self-taught programmer, cofounded Twitter and was its first CEO. Not satisfied with that he is CEO of Square.
Pintrest – Ben Silbermann, cofounder
Pinterest lets people share through posting photos, videos and links. This idea came from Silbermann life-long love of collecting things, from insects to stamps.
Silbermann did a short stint at Google where he learned to think big. But he left that job to launch his own company. With his friend Paul Sciarra he created a few failed iPhone apps before they launched Pinterest.
Pinterest struggled at first, but because Silbermann couldn’t face another failure, he doubled down on improving the site.
Google – Sebastian Thrun, VP and Fellow
He also cofounded startup Udacity, which offers free interactive college classes to make college more interesting and affordable to everyone.
Uber and Stumbleupon – Garrett Camp, cofounder
He recently launched a third company, BlackJet, that aims to do for private jet travel what Uber did to taxis.
It lets you book individual seats on private jets at business-class prices. Which would be a really great idea at those prices, especially for people who need to get places at a particular time and not the time the airlines want to get you there.
Since this is the Creative Guys, I will focus on the gals in another post.