Jony Ive is save his place as head of Apple’s design team, the company said in a communication.
“With the completion of Apple Park, Apple’s design leaders and gets are again reporting directly to Jony Ive, who remains focused purely on conception,” an Apple spokesperson confirmed to CNBC.
The news was first reported by Bloomberg.
He moved into the duty of chief design officer two years ago from his former position as chief vice president of design.
His bio on Apple’s website reads:
Jonathan Ive is Apple’s Chief Form Officer, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, numbering the look and feel of Apple hardware, user interface, packaging, dominating architectural projects such as Apple Park and Apple’s retail warehouses, as well as new ideas and future initiatives.
Originally from the London territory, Ive has been with Apple since the early 1990s and is perhaps greatest known to consumers as the voice that narrates many of Apple’s effect videos.
Ive, alongside Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is known for naming Apple’s extremely particular design philosophy, as commemorated in a book he co-authored on the text.
–CNBC’s Anita Balakrishnan contributed to this report.