John Maeda

Respected in the worlds of both technology and creativity, John Maeda has some rare skills. When he wants to create an image, he doesn't turn to software such as Photoshop or Illustrator. Instead, Maeda's a man who can program exactly how he wants an image to look using Python or C++.

At the same time his design sense is such that he's doing shoes and apparel for Reebok. On 1 May, Google carried his 'Theme' design and his creations have appeared on magazine pages and in art galleries around the world. Complete mastery of his computers and his creativity puts him in a unique position among digital artists.

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