Jonathan Ive

English, b. 1967

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Jonathan Ive

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English, b. 1967

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As senior vice president of design at Apple, Jonathan Ive is not only responsible for introducing products that have shaped industrial design trends of the early 21st century—including the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad, among others—but for determining how we interact with technology. Ive’s design for the vibrantly colored and pleasingly shaped iMac (1998) revitalized Apple and signaled a paradigm shift by demonstrating that personal computers could be user-friendly tools, both as objects and operating systems. With the launch of the iPod (2001), Ive presented a new class of personal device that offered powerful capabilities controlled by an elegant, intuitive navigation system. The genial aspect of Ive’s designs belies the exacting, painstaking process that goes into perfecting each product. "When you realize how well you can make something,” Ive has said, “falling short, whether seen or not, feels like failure."

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Biography

As senior vice president of design at Apple, Jonathan Ive is not only responsible for introducing products that have shaped industrial design trends of the early 21st century—including the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad, among others—but for determining how we interact with technology. Ive’s design for the vibrantly colored and pleasingly shaped iMac (1998) revitalized Apple and signaled a paradigm shift by demonstrating that personal computers could be user-friendly tools, both as objects and operating systems. With the launch of the iPod (2001), Ive presented a new class of personal device that offered powerful capabilities controlled by an elegant, intuitive navigation system. The genial aspect of Ive’s designs belies the exacting, painstaking process that goes into perfecting each product. "When you realize how well you can make something,” Ive has said, “falling short, whether seen or not, feels like failure."

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Articles Featuring Jonathan Ive
What Steve Jobs Learned from the Bauhaus
Oct 10th, 2017
What Steve Jobs Learned from the Bauhaus
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