On Tuesday, June 9, 2011, at Apple’s awesome annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco we attended a wonderful special event, the Apple Design Awards ceremony, where the Pixelmator Team was honored with the Apple Design Award for outstanding achievement, excellence and innovation in Mac app design.
It was the happiest day of our lives. Ever.
We’ve secretly dreamed of winning the award for almost 10 years - since the very beginning of our remarkable adventure developing Mac software. For us, the idea of receiving the Apple Design Award was always one of the key driving forces behind the things we did.
We think of the Apple Design Award as the best recognition for the Mac developer who is crazy about Macs. And, boy, are we crazy about Macs!
Now that the award is in our hands, it not only makes us the happiest human beings on the planet, but it will make the Pixelmator Team a much better company. It will do that by inspiring us to work even harder and accomplish even more insanely great things in the future.
The feeling is fantastic, and the trophy itself is gorgeous. The statue is an aluminum cube, and each side is 3.9 inches (or 10 cm) long. The cube weighs 55.5 ounces (1575 grams). (Quite heavy, huh?). Apple’s logo glows when someone touches the cube. And on two sides of the cube one can read very special words.
On one side it says:
“Apple Design Award 2011
Honoring the outstanding Design and Innovation”
On the other side it says:
Mac Developer Showcase
Pixelmator Team Ltd.”
“…Pixelmator brings fun and ease of use back to this category of software.” - Apple Design Award Winners website
The award itself would have been enough, but we also received other exciting prizes, including a top-of-the-line MacBook Air, a black iPad 2 and a 64GB iPod Touch. We are taking good care of these.
Prizes are very nice. The award is beautiful. The feeling is great. Though we worked really hard to get where we are today, we would not have been able to accomplish this feat without you guys: our families, friends, everyone at Apple and our wonderful Pixelmator users. Thank you so much, everyone. You guys rock!