Jony IveEditor: Rene Ritchie Last updated 2 weeks ago
Jony Ive is Apple's senior vice president of design, and the award-winning designer of the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and... whatever comes next. Born Jonathan Paul Ive on February 27, 1967 in Chingford, England, he studied industrial design at Newcastle Polytechnic before joining London design firm, Tangerine. He joined Apple in 1992 and worked on the second generation Newton MessagePad. Following the return of Steve Jobs, Ive was promoted to senior vice president and head of the industrial design (ID) team. His first job was to redesign the Mac for the modern era, which became the iconic Bondi blue iMac. Ive went on to design the iPod, the iPhone, the complete Mac lineup, and the iPad. Following Tim Cook's reorganization in late 2012, Ive also took ovr the human interface (HI) and began work on what would become [iOS 7](http://www.imore.com/ios-7 "iOS 7 reviews, features, apps, help, and how-to).
In 2006, Ive was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in 2012 he was elevated to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.