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Sir Jonathan Ive

Sir Jonathan Ive is the Chief Design Officer at Apple, reporting directly to the CEO, Tim Cook. Since 1996 he has been responsible for leading a design team widely regarded as one of the world’s best. 

Recognized with numerous design awards, Apple products have become celebrated design icons featured in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including MOMA in New York and the Pompidou in Paris. 

Ive holds a Bachelor of Arts from Newcastle Polytechnic, now Northumbria University, and he was awarded an Honorary Degree in the year 2000. In 2003 he was named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum London and awarded the title Royal Designer for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts. His latest achievement came in 2012, where he was given a knighthood for his services to design and enterprise by Princess Anne, and is now known as Sir Jonathan Ive. 

Prior to joining Apple, Jonathan co-founded his own design studio in London, Tangerine, with Martin Darbyshire. It is here where Ive commercialised his design skills, creating products ranging from hair combs and power tools to television and ceramics.  One of Tangerine's large clients was Apple, and it is here where Jonathan began his career with Apple, when he moved to California in 1992 to work with them full-time.

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