[ENG] Sir Jonathan Paul "Jony" Ive, KBE RDI (born 27 February 1967) is a British designer and the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple Inc. He has the overall responsibility for Industrial Design and also provides leadership and direction for Human Interface (HI) software teams across the company.
Ive has his own laboratory with his appointed design team. They work to music provided by DJ John Digweed, a close friend of Ive's. The majority of Apple employees are not allowed in the laboratory. According to the Steve Jobs biography, Ive's design studio has foam cutting and printing machines, and the windows are tinted. Jobs told Isaacson: "He has more operational power than anyone else at Apple except me."
On 29 October 2012, Apple announced that "Jony Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface (HI) across the company in addition to his role as the leader of Industrial Design." With the WWDC13 announcing of the iOS7 with Jonathan Ive as a principal, the Apple Press Info also updated his title to Senior Vice President of Design. Steve Jobs said of Ive, "If I have a spiritual partner at Apple, it's Jony."
He is the lead designer of many of Apple's products, including
- the MacBook Pro,
- MacBook Air,
- iPod Touch,
- iPad Mini
- and iOS 7.