• Apple Updates its Leadership Webpage, Recognizes Jony Ive's Promotion and Adds New Bios

    Apple recently made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer more “official” with an update to the Apple Leadership webpage. This position was a move that was originally unveiled back in May. The Cupertino California company also added executive profiles for now-design underlings, Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.

    As mentioned before Ive’s biography states that he is responsible for all design at Apple, going as far as listing “the look and feel of Apple hardware, user interface, packaging, major architectural projects such as Apple Campus 2 and Apple’s retail stores” as areas under his supervision. Apple says that Ive will also be handling “new ideas and future initiatives.”

    Before this promotion, Ive was given the title Senior Vice President of Design in 2013, a title which referenced dual roles as the head of hardware and human interface design. As the new Chief Design Officer, Ive will be involved with both departments but should have more freedom to work on Apple’s broader design language.

    As mentioned before, the Apple Leadership webpage added two slots for recently appointed vice presidents, Alan Dye and Richard Howarth. Dye, who previously worked at Kate Spade and Ogilvy & Mather before joining Apple’s marketing team back in 2006 took the title of VP of User Interface Design. Howarth on the other hand, now the VP of Industrial Design, was originally hired by Apple in 1996 and worked on “every Apple product since the original iMac,” as well as taking lead design roles in the iPhone and the Apple Watch.

    We’ll have to see what design efforts the Cupertino California company continues to make in the future!

    Source: Apple (Leadership)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Updates its Leadership Webpage, Recognizes Jony Ive's Promotion and Adds New Bios started by Akshay Masand View original post
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