Jonathan Ive

Senior Vice President of Design at Apple

Background

Born Jonathan Paul Ive on February 27, 1967 in London, UK, Mr. Ive grew up to be a top of the line designer for one of the biggest phone companies in the world: Apple. His early fondness for cars inspired him to be a designer. After high school, he went to London to design cars. He started studying industrial design in college, and it eventually took him to Apple. He started as a small employee, and eventually climbed "up the ladder. " His first design was the iMac, and this paved the road towards designs for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. On October 9, 2012, Ive became the Senior Vice President of Design. He is currently 48.

Honors and Awards

As a top of the line tech designer, Ive has received a multitude of awards for his achievements. In 2003, he was named by Design Museum "Designer of the Year". He received the National Design Award in 2007 for his work on the iPhone. He was named second in the most powerful people in tech in 2009 by Forbes magazine. By early 2014, he had over 700 patents on U.S. designs and utilities. Throughout his whole career he received many awards, both prestigious and minor.