It has just been announced that Jony Ive has been named Apple's first ever Chief Design Officer. Ive, who has been a longtime employee of the Cupertino-based tech giant, served as the Senior Vice President of Design and is responsible for designing many products, including iPod, iPhone, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, iPad and most recently the Apple Watch. The new role, which will come into effect starting July 1, will free him of administrative duties and make him responsible for design details on everything from hardware to software and even picking furniture for retail stores and the new Apple Campus 2. In addition to Ive's promotion, Richard Howarth will be made head of Industrial Design and Alan Dye will head up the User Interface team.
Via The Telegraph