Jony Ive Overview Updated July 26, 2018

Jony Ive

Chief Design Officer

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April 2012 - July 2018

Often known as Jony Ive, Sir Jonathan Ive joined Apple in 1992 and was made Senior Vice President of Industrial Design under Steve Jobs in 1997. Rumors suggest he almost left Apple shortly before his new appointment. Ive and Jobs were known to be very close and Ive was granted free reign to work and innovate as he saw fit. His title was recently updated from Senior Vice President to Chief Design Officer in July 2015.

In 1989, Ive earned a first class Bachelor of Arts degree from Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University). He is famous for his unique and popular (although controversial at the time) design of the iMac line, which started in 1998. This success led to his other design accomplishments with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Ive has shared that iconic designer Dieter Rams has been a major influence for him, and Rams has mentioned that he believes Apple to be one of the few companies that designs around his ‘ten principles of good design.’


Jony Ive Stories July 26

Wired today shared details on a four-day event it will be holding in honor of the publication’s 25th anniversary. With what looks like a headline slot to speak at the event is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive.

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Jony Ive Stories May 9

Apple’s top designer Jony Ive is featured in watch magazine Hodinkee this month to talk about the origins of the Apple Watch, his long-time friend and design partner Marc Newson, the future of Apple, and more.

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Jony Ive Stories April 27

Alaïa’s London boutique. 

In a new interview with Wallpaper*, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive shared his memories of late fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. The tribute coincides with the opening of a new Alaïa boutique in London.

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Jony Ive Stories April 2

A new interview with Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive published this morning by Vogue sheds some light on Apple’s design process, the legacy of Steve Jobs, and an upcoming exhibition sponsored by Ive.

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Jony Ive Stories January 3

The Herman Miller Aeron chair is so ubiquitous in higher-end offices that ordering them is almost a default for companies able to pay the tab.

But not Apple. Influenced by a chat between Jony Ive and two British designers, Apple has reportedly ordered 12,000 chairs created with a very different vision in mind …

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Jony Ive Stories December 8, 2017

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, is returning to his management role within Apple’s design group after handing off managerial duties in 2015. 9to5Mac noted that Ive’s design deputies Dye and Howarth were no longer listed on Apple’s leadership page earlier today, and news of Ive’s return broke from Bloomberg.

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