Jonathan Ive

Apple Industrial Design Team

London-born Jonathan Ive studied art and design at Newcastle Polytechnic, graduating in 1989 with first class honours in industrial design. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and an honorary doctorate from Newcastle Polytechnic. Based upon his undergraduate work, a number of major international corporations commissioned him to design products that ranged from simple ceramic objects to technologically complex mobile computers. In 1996, Jonathan Ive became the Director of Design at Apple where he is currently Senior Vice President, leading a design team widely regarded as one of the world’s best.

iPod shuffle (first generation) inside Apple iPod shuffle Sport Case, 2005

References: iMac (1998, Redesign 2002), iBook (1999), Cube (2000), PowerBook G4 (2001), iPod (2001), Power Mac G5 (2003), iPod mini (2003), Wireless Keyboard/Wireless Mouse (2003), Cinema Displays (2004), AirPort Express Base Station (2004), iMac G5 (2004), Mac mini (2005) and others.

Awards: Apple products have received the world’s most prestigious and significant design awards. They are featured in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 1999, Jonathan Ive received the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) inaugural medal for design achievement. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen in her 2006 New Years Honours list.

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