Apple designer becomes Sir Jonathan Ive

Jonathan Ive, the British-born senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list.

Jonathan Ive

Ive has been given a KBE by The Queen in recognition of services to design and enterprise.

Ive, who studied industrial design at Northumbria University, has held his position at Apple since 1997 and has worked on products including the iMac the iPod and the iPhone.

He says, ‘I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making. To be recognised with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful.’

Australian-born product and furniture designer Marc Newson has been awarded a CBE for services to design in the UK and worldwide.

There are OBEs for furniture designer Clive Christian, architect John McAslan, Open City founder Victoria Thornton and Professor Rachel Cooper, professor of design management at the University of Lancaster.

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