The British born designer of both the iMac and the iPod picked up a CBE from the Queen on Friday. Jonathan Ive, who was born in the UK in February 1967 and studied industrial design at Newcastle Polytechnic, became a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year Honours. He started his career with Apple in 1992 and rose to fame in 1998 when Steve Jobs decided to adopt his bubble-shaped design for the iMac. His success continued and while he has undertaken many designs for Apple but his best known will undoubtedly be the iPod. Just last month he was named as the senior vice president of Industrial Design at Apple, reporting directly to Jobs. In 2003 he was named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum London and has also been awarded the title Royal Designer for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts.
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