After announcing the change in a company-wide memo last month, Apple today has officially updated Jony Ive’s executive bio on Apple.com to reflect his new role as Chief Design Officer. Ive was promoted from Senior Vice President of Design earlier this year. Ive’s bio notes that he reports directly to Tim Cook and is responsible for all design at Apple, including retail, Apple Campus 2, software, and hardware.
Apple this evening has also added executive bios for Alan Dye, the new Vice President of User Interface Design, and Richard Howarth, the new Vice President of Industrial Design. The bios for both Howarth and Dye note that they also report to CEO Tim Cook. The memo shared earlier this year implied that Howarth and Dye would report to Ive, but that must have changed at some point between now and then.
Howarth will focus on hardware and has been part of the iPhone team since the device launched in 2007. Dye will focus on software on both desktop and mobile devices and played a major role in the iOS 7 redesign as well as the design of watchOS.
Ive’s new executive bio reads as follows:
Jonathan Ive is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. 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 Campus 2 and Apple’s retail stores, as well as new ideas and future initiatives.
Alan Dye is Apple’s vice president of User Interface Design, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Alan joined Apple in 2006 as creative director with the Marketing Communications team, following previous design lead roles at Kate Spade and Ogilvy & Mather.
Before joining the User Interface team, Alan led global design efforts across all aspects of communications, from identity and packaging, through retail and interactive experiences.
Richard Howarth is Apple’s vice president of Industrial Design, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Richard joined Apple in 1996 and has been involved in the design of nearly every Apple product since the original iMac. He’s led the design of each generation of iPhone and most recently, Apple Watch. As head of the Industrial Design group, Richard leads a multinational team of extraordinarily talented designers, CAD sculptors and model makers responsible for creating and imagining the future of Apple products.
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