Sir Jonathan Paul Ive, KBE, HonFREng, RDI (born 27 February 1967) is an English industrial designer who is currently the chief design officer (CDO) of Apple and chancellor of the Royal College of Art in London. While working for a design firm in London he was asked by Apple, then a struggling company, to create a look for a new laptop. He took the design to Apple and was hired immediately. Ive oversees the Apple Industrial Design Group and also provides leadership and direction for Human Interface software teams across the company. Ive is the designer of many of Apple's hardware and software products. Ive has received a number of accolades for his work. In 2003 he was the inaugural winner of the Design Museum's Designer of the Year Award. In 2006, he was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (HonFREng), and in 2012, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) at Buckingham Palace for "services to design and enterprise". In a 2004 BBC poll of cultural writers Ive was ranked the most influential person in British culture.
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