Apple iPhone designer Jonathan Ive has been shortlisted for the Morgan Stanley Great Britons Creative Industry Award 2007.
Last year’s award went to veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, while this year nominees also include British actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry and Michael Boyd, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Ive’s design team created the original Apple iMac, MacBook, iPods and iPhones, and has been widely credited for Apple’s dramatic turnaround.
His distinctive designs have paved his reputation as one of the top designers in the world. In 2007, his work on the iPhone earned him the National Design Award in the product category.
The shortlist includes 18 other Britons from the world of art, business, campaigning and public life, environment, science and innovation, and sport.
The winner will be announced on 31 January 2008.