Jony Ive Biography

Jony Ive

Quick Facts Of Jony Ive

Celebrated Name Jony Ive
Age 52 Years
Nick Name Jony
Birth Name Jonathan Paul Ive
Birth Date 1967-02-27
Gender Male
Profession Industrial Designer
Birth Nation United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Chingford,London
Nationality English
Father Michael John Ive
Mother Pamela Mary Ive
Horoscope Pisces
Ethnicity White Caucasian
Famous For Industrial Designer
Height 1.73 m
Weight 68 kg
Body Measurement Chest : 40 Inches, Waist : 32 Inches, Biceps : 12.5 Inches
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Black
High School Walton High School
University Northumbria University
Marital Status Married
Spouse Heather Pegg
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hobbies Reading books and Cooking
Favorite Actor Tom Cruise
Favorite Actress Margot Robbie
Shoe Size 9.5 (U.S)
Religion Christianity
Net Worth Around $400 Million

Sir Jonathan Paul Ive, popularly known as Jony Ive is a British industrial designer. He is the outgoing Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple and the serving Chancellor of the Royal College of Art in London. He joined Apple in 1992. He has designed the iMac, Power Mac G4 Cube, iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and parts of the user interface of Apple's mobile operating system iOS. He announced his departure from Apple after 27 years in 2019. He left Apple to start his own creative business venture, LoveFrom.

What is Jony Ive Famous For?

- Worked at Apple for 27 years on different design position.

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Where was Jony Ive Born?

Jony Ive was born on 27 February 1967. His birth name is Jonatha Paul Ive. He was born to a father, Micahel Ive, and a mother, Pamela Mary Ive. His birth place is in Chingford, London in England. He holds English nationality. He also has US citizenship. He grew up in London.

He attended the Chingford Foundation School and Walton High School in Stafford. He studied sculpture and chemistry there. After high school, he explored studying automotive design in London. He later attended the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, where he studied design. He graduated with a first class BA in industrial design in 1989. His hearing aid design while at university was exhibited at the Design Museum in London. He won the RSA Student Design Award for his designs in university.

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Path to Apple

After university, he went on a to the United States, where he traveled to Palo Alto, California and met various design experts. 

He returned to England and interned at a product design agency, Roberts Weaver Group. 

He joined a London startup design agency, Tangerine in Hoxton Square in 1990. 

He designed a diverse array of products, such as microwave ovens, toilets, drills, and toothbrushes at Tangerine.

Ive became frustrated when the company's boss rejected his toilet, bidet, and sink designs for Ideal Standard.  

Apple became a client of Tangerine and Ive led the firm's initial PowerBook designs. 

He formally joined Apple as a full-time employee in September 1992. 

He first major assignment in Apple was the second generation of Newton and the MessagePad 110. 

He thought of quitting designing multiple times due to initial design failures. 

He became the senior vice president of industrial design in 1997. 

His first design assignment in this capacity was the iMac. 

His iMac design paved the way for iPod, iPhone, and iPad designs. 

He was given his own design office at Apple during the early 2000s. He is the only Apple designer with a private office. His core team consisted of employees from the UK, Japan, the US, New Zealand, and Australia. 

He led Human Interface (HI) across the company in 2012. 

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He became the Senior Vice President of Design in 2013. 

He was promoted to Chief Design Officer (CDO) in May 2015. 

He resumed his direct responsibility for the company's product design in December 2017. He spent 2 years in the executive role more than creative role. 

Apple announced in June 2019 that Ive would depart the company to start an independent firm, LoveFrom. Apple will work as the firm's primary client. 

Royal College of Art

He became the Chancellor of the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London in 2017. 

He serves as a fixed five-year term as the Head of College, where he will govern the college as an academic administrator. 

Jony Ive Net Worth

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Honors

Appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). 

Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (HonFREng).

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006.

Knight Commander of the same Order (KBE) in 2012.

Honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Honorary Doctor of the Royal College of Art. 

Honorary Doctor of Science degrees at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in 2016. 

Who is Jony Ive Married to?

Jony Ive is a married man. He is married to British writer and historian Heather Pegg. They first met while attending Walton High School in Stafford. The couple got married in 1987. The couple has two sons. The family lives in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. 

What is Jony Ive Net Worth?

Jony Ive earned via his designing career. He has designed numerous Apple products. His base salary was $30 million in 2012. His net worth is estimated at $500 million.

Did You Know?

  • He did not allow his children or family to enter his private office at Apple.
  • GQ magazine named him in their list of "100 Most Powerful Bald Men in the World" in 2013.
  • BBC Poll of cultural writers named him the "Most Influential Person on British Culture" in 2004.
  • His favorite tailor is reportedly British clothier Thomas Mahon.
  • His voice is used in Apple's marketing and promotional videos since 1994.
  • He has interests in automobiles and frequently attends auto shows.
  • He drove Fiat 500 while in university.
  • He serves as a jury member for competition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
  • He has designed products for several charitable causes.
  • His charity design Leica camera set the world record auction price for a camera.

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