Jonathan Ive

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Jonathan Ive

Name: Jonathan Paul (Jony) Ive

Born: February 27, 1967, in Chingford, London, UK

Computer-related contributions

  • "The iMan" English designer and the former senior vice president of industrial design at Apple Inc.
  • Provides leadership and direction for human interface software teams across the company.
  • Former lead designer of many of Apple's products, including the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini.

Honors and awards

  • Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) (2012).
  • Listed as "World's Most Influential Designers" by Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2010).
  • Rated the most influential Briton in the United States by The Daily Telegraph (2008).
  • Named "Product Designer of the Year." by GQ Magazine (2007).
  • Named one of Britain's most influential expatriates by Sunday Times (2005).


"There's no other product that changes function like the computer."