Steve Jobs, Always Inspiring

By / Oct 10, 2011 / Inspiration

Last Wednesday October 05, 2011, we lost an icon, one of the biggest geniuses of our times, Steve Jobs. Jobs was not only an icon, he was an idol, an eternal source of inspiration, a master. From Apple fan boys and girls to those who insisted in going against his ideas, Jobs was really admired from most of us. People who would wait anxiously to see his amazing keynotes, people who would have every single Apple product but would go to a huge line to buy the new product he announced because after seeing his speech we felt that we couldn’t survive without the latest release.

We all knew that his presentations were over rehearsed but we didn’t mind and we actually liked all his perfectionism because his charisma and enthusiasm would get our attention in a way we could feel he was speaking directly to us, solving our problems, delivering something only we were thinking about. He knew exactly what to do to get us and we loved that about him.

Every single one of us probably already know his complete trajectory, from the early days in a garage to the glorious days as the man who changed the way people think, someone who dared to think differently and got all of us thinking differently too. So today we decided to honor Steve Jobs in a different way, with a little bit of silence and a few images, images gathered from websites that honored Steve, artworks from fans and some of his famous quotes.

In moments like this there is not much we can say, only thanks, thanks Steve for being so amazing. RIP.





“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – 2005 Stanford commencement speech





“Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.” – The New York Times 2003

Steve Jobs Day


Time Magazine Special Edition


Retro MacOS Theme by WordPress


Fan Art

In the last week we have seen a lot of beautiful and inspiring artworks about Steve Jobs made by fans. Here are only a few of the hundreds we found on DeviantArt, Behance and Flickr. Remember to click at the images to check the author’s page.




“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex.”Business week 1998




“It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” -Business Week 2004




“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.”




“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”





About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • Simon

    A Facebook timeline I created for Mr. Steve Jobs


    So wonderful…for a Genius this and other. Thanks Steve..we lost the best!

  • Pragmatic Design

    Every graphic designer, printer, photographer, publisher and creative individual owes Steve Jobs and Apple an eternal debt of gratitude. Without him, the world would look very different.

  • jane

    Will there be another Steve Jobs? At a different time, different place, and different focus, yes.

  • Kay Tweddell

    This is a great salute to a great man. I am a Mac gal, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • ahmed


  • Vidit Kothari

    Thank You so much for putting this up :)

  • Marco Berrocal

    I still think about this from time to time. It’s kind of hard knowing that a guy that did so much can go out in relatively little time. Sometimes I also think that working so damn hard as he did can literally cost you your life.

  • Al

    These are awesome!

  • AJA Web Designers In Worthing

    What a man what a legacy and what a change he has made not just to me but to almost everyone in the world..

    Not only was his business mind a world changing devices but his devices changed the worlds minds..

  • Trevor

    A great tribute to a great man. His legacy should inspire us all…

  • website design

    love sir jobs!

  • Tim

    Christ, this is just awful writing.

  • Xander

    These are some great artworks.

  • esther

    you will always be part of my life and work, thank you boss

  • Design Inspiration

    Three apples have changed the world. One seduced Eve, second awakened Newton, the third one was in the hands of Jobs. Farewell, Steve. You will be missed !!

  • Taz

    Steve was a friend I never met. Really sad you’re gone! RIP.

  • IT Recruitment Manchester

    What a fantastc tribute to a brilliant man :)