According to a recent announcement, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Sir Jony Ive has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the Royal College of Art (RCA), London. The announcement made by the RCA mentions that Apple’s Jony Ive will take up this new role in July, and he will replace Sir James Dyson. Sir James Dyson was a Chancellor of the Royal College of Art since 2011.
Apple’s Jony Ive
The Chief Designer of Apple, Jony Ive is associated with the company since 2006. He has led the design team at the Cupertino company and has provided his valuable knowledge to the company. Well, Apple’s Jony Ive is the creative head that’s responsible for the feel and look of the company’s entire product line. This includes the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch, and MacBook. Not only the products, his inputs are also included in Apple’s major architectural projects; the latest example is the new Headquarter (HQ) of the company in California- Apple Park, reports Business Insider.
Sir Jony Ive will not be paid for his work, efforts, and inputs for his 5-year term as the Chancellor of RCA. Notably, he will help in governing the college as well as preside over meetings.
Sir Jony Ive Looks Forward to Work with RCA
In a statement, Apple’s Jony Ive said that he is really thrilled to formalize his relationship with the Royal College of Art. He also mentioned that the college has a profound influence on many designers and artists that he admires. In addition to this, he said that many RCA alumni are included in their design team. Also, this alumnus embodies the fundamental values of the college.
Moreover, Sir Jony Ive said that he looks forward to advising the students and the college both. He also hopes that his experience will prove useful in their work.
Royal College of Art, London
The Royal College of Art, London, founded in 1837, is a post-graduate university that is home to almost 900 students. Notably, the RCA was ranked as the world’s best art and design institution; for the 3rd year consequently in 2017. This ranking was given by the ‘QS University World Rankings’.
“We are delighted to welcome Sir Jony Ive as our new chancellor. It is a great honor to be joined by the world's leading designer of his generation, who has produced consistently innovative and commercially successful technology and design”, said Paul Thompson in a statement. Thompson is the rector at the Royal College of Art, London.
The RCA took to the social media platform, Twitter to announce this great news.
BREAKING NEWS! We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Jony Ive KBE as the RCA's new Chancellor. More details soon. pic.twitter.com/xhj07AxPg1
— Royal College of Art (@RCA) May 25, 2017
Well, this news delights us as well. We wish the best of luck to Sir Jony Ive and the Royal College of Art for their upcoming endeavors together.