Apple's Senior Vice President Of Design Jonathan Ive Awarded With Knighthood
Don’t know about anyone else but 2011 ended up really well for Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design, Jonathan Ive. According to BBC Jonathan Ive has been awarded with Knighthood in United Kingdom, his name is listed in the New Year Honours List.
Jonathan Ive can now use “Sir” as tittle with his name from now on. Ive’s official Knghithood tittle is Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).
Mr Ive, who can now style himself Sir Jonathan, has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).
After getting the news of being awarded with Knighthood which is the most prestigious award in United Kingdom, Ive said in a statement:
“I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making,” Ive, 44, said in a statement. “To be recognized with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful. I discovered at an early age that all I’ve ever wanted to do is design. I feel enormously fortunate that I continue to be able to design and make products with a truly remarkable group of people here at Apple.”
Jonathan Ive is son of a sliversmith from United Kingdom, he completed his study in Industrial Design at Newcastle Polytechnic, now called Northumbria University. Ive joined Apple back in 1992 but he was made a Senior Executive in 1997 after Steve Jobs come back at Apple. He is the brain behind Apple’s beautiful iMac which brought the fruit company back on winning track. All Apple products are immensely appraised in the design industry because of their simplicity.
In past 15 years at Apple Inc. Ive was very close to Steve Jobs and according to Steve Jobs biography Jonathan Ive was Steve’s “spiritual partner”. It was also mentioned in Steve Jobs’ biography that Ive enjoys a complete operational freedom at Apple headquarters.
Here’s a picture from New Year Honours List:
So yeah, you can now call Jonny Ive as Sir Jonathan Ive.