• Jony Ive Promoted to Chief Design Officer at Apple

    New reports note that Apple’s SVP of Design Jony Ive has been promoted to Chief Design Officer at Apple recently. The role Ive will play includes overseeing the day-to-day oversight of industrial design, as well as user interface operations. According to The Telegraph, Ive will still keep the leadership role in all UI design and hardware design initiatives. The exact details of the position has not yet been revealed by Apple, but he will be focusing on upcoming Apple Stores and Apple Campus 2 constructions.

    As for the position of industrial design, Richard Howarth will be taking over. Alan Dye will be the Cupertino-based company’s head of User Interface Design. It wasn’t long ago that Ive became Apple’s SVP of Design as he was only at this position for 2 years. But Ive must be doing a great job if he got the recent title promotion at the company. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he released an internal statement stating the following:


    I have exciting news to share with you today. I am happy to announce that Jony Ive is being promoted to the newly created position of Chief Design Officer at Apple.

    Jony is one of the most talented and accomplished designers of his generation, with an astonishing 5000 design and utility patents to his name. His new role is a reflection of the scope of work he has been doing at Apple for some time. Jony’s design responsibilities have expanded from hardware and, more recently, software UI to the look and feel of Apple retail stores, our new campus in Cupertino, product packaging and many other parts of our company.

    Design is one of the most important ways we communicate with our customers, and our reputation for world-class design differentiates Apple from every other company in the world. As Chief Design Officer, Jony will remain responsible for all of our design, focusing entirely on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives. On July 1, he will hand off his day-to-day managerial responsibilities of ID and UI to Richard Howarth, our new vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, our new vice president of User Interface Design.

    Richard, Alan and Jony have been working together as colleagues and friends for many years. Richard has been a member of the Design team for two decades, and in that time he has been a key contributor to the design of each generation of iPhone, Mac, and practically every other Apple product. Alan started at Apple nine years ago on the Marcom team, and helped Jony build the UI team which collaborated with ID, Software Engineering and countless other groups on groundbreaking projects like iOS 7, iOS 8 and Apple Watch.

    Please join me in congratulating these three exceptionally talented designers on their new roles at Apple.

    Source: The Telegraph
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jony Ive Promoted to Chief Design Officer at Apple started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      Finally, some recognition.

      A position like that probably includes health benefits.
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      But did they fire all of the 3rd graders that helped design iOS 7?
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