After two years, Apple’s top design executive, Jony Ive* will once again be at the helm of the apple company’s design team. According to Bloomberg, while he was involved in the design of Apple’s campus, the day-to-day management of the company’s hardware and software design teams was handled by Alan Dye and Richard Howarth , who reported directly to CEO Tim Cook.
Jony Ive was appointed director of design at Apple in 2015, but then had to give up some of the day-to-day responsibility for his management, while the company built its Apple Park.
*”With the completion of Apple Park, Apple’s leadership and design teams are back under the direction of Jony Ive,** who continues to focus exclusively on design,*” company spokeswoman Amy Bessette said in a statement Friday.
However, Cupertino’s firm has once again moved its counters to let Ive remain in charge of the design area, as she had been doing for many years. Let’s remember that Ive’s career began in 1996, before Steve Jobs returned to the company when it was on the verge of bankruptcy.
To get a better idea of her career, it’s worth remembering that Ive has been the mind behind designs such as the original iMac desktop computer (1998), as well as the first iPod in 2001 and the iPad in 2010. In short, the products developed by Ive have been a determining factor in the company’s growth.