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.