Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, to Leave Company

By Jeremy Del Nero on 28 June 2019
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IMG_0722Apple announced that its chief design officer, Jony Ive, will be leaving the company.

Ive, who is responsible for the look and feel of many current Apple products including the iPhone and Mac, is considered by many to be one of the most important people at the company.

“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998′s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a prepared statement.

Apple is not replacing Ive directly, Two vice presidents, Evans Hankey in charge of industrial design and Alan Dye in charge of human interface design, will assume additional design responsibilities, the company said.  While Ive reported directly to Cook, the two will report to Apple COO Jeff Williams.

Ive, meanwhile, will be starting his own design consultancy, called LoveFrom, in partnership with designer Marc Newsom. Apple will be a client, the Cupertino-based company said.

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