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This article was published on June 4, 2015


The designer of the Firefox logo, Skype’s emoji and MailChimp’s monkey joins Opera

The designer of the Firefox logo, Skype’s emoji and MailChimp’s monkey joins Opera
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Jon Hicks, the designer responsible for Skype’s emoji, has joined Opera as the new lead designer for its desktop browser.

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Hicks has previously produced Spotify’s icons and was the brains behind the current MailChimp logo, as well as working with clients including Mozilla (where he famously created the final Firefox logo), Shopify and JoliCloud.

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Before joining Opera full-time, he designed the company’s installer illustration:

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He’ll now be leading the team designing the interaction and visual aesthetics of Opera’s desktop browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.

There’s a fun interview with him at the link below.

Jon Hicks, creator of famous emoticons, joins Opera [Opera Blog]

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