updated 02:10 pm EDT, Fri September 15, 2006
Jonathan Ive's portfolio
Apple vice president of design Jonathan Ive plays a critical role at the Cupertino-based company, forging new product designs with his close crew of about a dozen designers. Ive's list of achievements begins with a vertical fax machine that he never sold, followed by Apple's Newton MessagePad 110 in 1994, which was dubbed far ahead of its time. Ives helped Apple to recover from its long slump with the creation of the original iMac in 1998, according to BusinessWeek, and designed the elegant Apple Cinema Display which made its debut in 1999. The tiny G4 Cube followed shortly afterward, preceding the company's debut of its industry-leading iPod digital music player in 2001. Ives and his team went on to design the Titanium PowerBook in 2002, the "lamp" or "half-an-egg" iMac, the Mac mini, the new panel-style iMac, and even the iPod nano. Ive's is also responsible for designing the Apple remote, the 13.3-inch widescreen MacBook, and the iPod Hi-Fi speaker system.