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HIS WORK HAS BECOME THE SEEDS OF A TECH REVOLUTION THAT IS RAPIDLY CHANGING OUR LIVES
Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user interface, packaging, major architectural projects such as Apple Park and Apple's retail stores, as well as new ideas and future initiatives.
Since 1996, Jony has led Apple's design team, which is widely regarded as one of the world's best.
Born
Occupation
Net worth
27 February 1967
industrial designer
$130 million
Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user interface, packaging, major architectural projects such as Apple Park and Apple's retail stores, as well as new ideas and future initiatives.
Since 1996, Jony has led Apple's design team, which is widely regarded as one of the world's best.
Born
Occupation
Net worth
27 February 1967
industrial designer
$130 million
Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user interface, packaging, major architectural projects such as Apple Park and Apple's retail stores, as well as new ideas and future initiatives.
Since 1996, Jony has led Apple's design team, which is widely regarded as one of the world's best.
Born
Occupation
Net worth
27 February 1967
industrial designer
$130 million
Before Apple Jony Ive worked at a start up agency called Tangerin. There he was not happy about the work freedom, which he needed to create quality, expensive products.
In 1992 Director of Industrial Design at Apple, Bob Bruner, came to changed it.
Bob Bruner hired Tangerine for a mobility project at Apple called Juggernaut. He choose Tangerine to see if he could get Jony interested in coming to work at Apple.
Bob Bruner were one of first to see Ive's talent and took him three attempts to hire Jony before he eventually agreed to come to Apple.
Before Apple Jony Ive worked at a start up agency called Tangerin. There he was not happy about the work freedom, which he needed to create quality, expensive products.
In 1992 Director of Industrial Design at Apple, Bob Bruner, came to changed it.
Bob Bruner hired Tangerine for a mobility project at Apple called Juggernaut. He choose Tangerine to see if he could get Jony interested in coming to work at Apple.
Bob Bruner were one of first to see Ive's talent and took him three attempts to hire Jony before he eventually agreed to come to Apple.
"A SMALL CHANGE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DESIGN PROCESS DEFINES AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PRODUCT AT THE END."
Born in London, Chingford, where he spends his childhood
Starts to work at a London-based design consultancy Tangerine, where he designs a wide range of products from power tools to wash basins
Studies design and art at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University)
Appointed vice-president of industrial design at Apple. Launches iMac G3, which sells 2 million units in its first year.
Moves to San Francisco to join the Apple design team
Introduction of the iBook, the 22" Cinema Display, PowerMac G4 Tower and iSub.
Appointed senior vice-president of design at Apple. Launches the Mac Mini.
Jobs declares that Ive has more operational power than anyone else at Apple except of himself.
Ive remains the CDO, but he is back to the direct management and control of the Apple design team. Executives and employees has to report to him directly.
The first generation iPhone released. By the time it was launched, Ive had become the focal point of the design process and made it a part of every conversation.
Gets promoted to the new role of Chief Design Officer, and thus freed from much of day-to-day management responsibilities. Steps out of the design process.
Decides to leave Apple, to start an independent firm titled LoveFrom that will work with Apple as its primary client.
Ive's singular focus on minimalism and simplicity shaped Apple's design language, and he was a key part of Apple's comeback in 1997, along with former CEO Steve Jobs. In recent years, Ive has taken on more of a managerial position, but his influence and original designs still endure. To see the legacy and impact of Ive's tenure at Apple, check out this roundup of his most important products.
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iMac G3
iBook G3
G4 Cube Computer
iPod
iMac G4
iMac G5
iPod Mini
iPhone
iPad
Apple Watch
The 2003 PowerBook G4, launched as the world's lightest and slimmest laptop computer, included a 43-cm (17-in) LCD screen, a backlit keyboard, the latest wireless technology, and a bevy of other features that brought Ive's vision of the comforts of home to computing on the road. In 2003 Ive was named the Designer of the Year by the Design Museum. The prize, worth £25,000 (about $41,000) and awarded annually by the London museum to a designer born or based in the United Kingdom, recognized Ive's pioneering designs for the 2002 flat-panel iMac.
Ive became Apple's senior vice president of industrial design in 2005. At Apple he continued to develop the design of such popular products as the iPod portable MP3 player (first introduced in 2001) and the iPhone (2007).
By 2008 Ive had won six Black Pencils, the prestigious D&AD (Design & Art Direction) awards. In 2012 Ive and his team were named the best design studio of the past 50 years by D&AD. Three years later he handed over much of his day-to-day management responsibilities when he became chief design officer. However, in 2017 he reassumed direct control of product design. Ive was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 and Knight Commander (KBE) in 2012.
1999
MIT Technology Review TR100 named him one of the top 100 innovators in the world under age 35
2003
Appointed a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI)
2006
Appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (HonFREng)
2007
Received the National Design Award
2009
Made an honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art
2012
Made an honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art
Despite the plans to leave Apple Ive will continue to work closely with Apple whilst pursuing his personal projects.
In June 2019 Jony announced that he will leave the company before the end of the year. Ive highlights that during his work at Apple for nearly 30 years and countless projects, he is the most proud of the lasting work the company had done to create a unique design team, process and culture at Apple. According to him now it is stronger, more vibrant and more talented than at any point in Apple's history.
"THE MEMORY OF HOW WE WORK WILL ENDURE BEYOND THE
PRODUCTS OF OUR WORK."
He has offered few details about his new venture, LoveFrom, but mentioned that Australian designer Marc Newson – who joined him at Apple in 2014 – will be involved in the new business, as well as a collection of creatives with diverse areas of expertise.
Ive is responsible for many of Apple's most successful and distinctive products, but now it's time for a new journey. Ive will be starting his own design business, LoveFrom, and he plans to continue working closely with Apple as a client
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