Is Sir Jonathan Ive Exiting Apple?


World famous designer Marc Newson is joining Sir Jonathan Ive’s design team at apple according to an article in Vanity Fair.  The article.  While the pair have worked on some projects before, this has all the appearances of a Steve Jobs/Tim Cook style ascendency to the top design position in Apple currently held by Sir Ive.

This is not the first time that Marc and Sir Ive have collaborated on projects, having worked together on the famous Apple Red project with U2 leadman Bono.   According to the article, Marc Newson will continue to participate in non-Apple related projects but seemingly will be calling the shots on a number of new product designs within the company.

Four years older than Sir Ive and seemingly out of the limelight, Marc Newson is no stranger to the world of high pressure design having done projects for New York based Museum of Modern Art and Nike    He has also been involved in projects for the Gap, Renault, Ford, and Canon among a bevy of other upper tier brands around the globe.

Photo Credit: Vanity Fair

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