This year’s Knighthoods are in, and the list is small. Two in fact.
Via the BBC
Raised in Chingford [UK], Mr Ive began working for Apple in 1992 and since then has been the brains behind many of its products…
From the age of 14, he said, he knew he was interested in drawing and making “stuff” and this led him to Northumbria Polytechnic - now Northumbria University - where he studied industrial design.
On graduation he started work as a commercial designer and then, with three friends, founded a design agency called Tangerine.
One of the clients for the agency was Apple which was so impressed with the work he did on a prototype notebook that it offered him a full-time job.
Mr Ive was apparently frustrated during his early years at Apple as the company was then suffering a decline. Everything changed, however, in 1995 when Steve Jobs returned to the company he helped found.