Jony Ive has left Apple after working at the company for over two decades. His name has now been removed from the company’s leadership page.
- Apple’s chief designer Jony Ive announced his plans of leaving the company back in June this year.
- Jony Ive has formally left Apple and his name has been removed from the company’s leadership page.
- Jony Ive will start his own design firm LoveFrom after leaving Apple.
arlier this year Apple’s design chief Sir Jonathan Ive announced his decision of leaving the company in pursuit of his own new venture. Now its official that the legandary designer who is known for designed the iPhone, the iPod and iMac has formally left the company.
Apple has updated the company’s leadership page to reflect Jony Ive’s formal exit from the company. This leaves Apple without a design chief, a position which Ive had held for nearly 30 years. In Ive’s absence, Apple’s design team will be lead by Evans Hankey, who holds the position of Apple’s Vice President of Industrial Design and Alan Dye, whos is the Vice President of Human Interface Design. Both Hankey and Dye will be reporting to Jeff William, who is Apple’s Chief Operating Officer.
“The team will certainly thrive under the excellent leadership of Evans, Alan and Jeff, who have been among my closest collaborators. I have the utmost confidence in my designer colleagues at Apple, who remain my closest friends, and I look forward to working with them for many years to come,” Ive had said while annoncing the news of his exit earlier this year.
Interestingly, while Ive’s name and bio has been removed from the iPhone maker’s leadership page, names and details of Hankey and Dye have not been updated on to the page yet leaving the company’s leadership page without a design-focused executive for the first time in decades.
After his formal departure from the Cupertino, California based company, Ive will start his own design firm called LoveFrom, wherein he would take up a variety of projects. It is worth noting that even after his departure from Apple, Ive would be working closely with the company on exclusive projects. Apple would also be the first client of Apple’s former design chief’s design firm.
“Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built. After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony long into the future,” Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook had said while announcing Ive’s departure back in June this year.