Apple's lead designer Jony Ive gets honored by Oxford University.
It pays off to be a successful Brit. You can get all kinds of titles. Apple's famous lead designer Jonathan Ive already got the Sir and now he received a honorary degree from the prestigous Oxford University.
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The University of Oxford conferred honorary degrees on nine distinguished figures at the annual Encaenia ceremony on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. In the announcement the University said about Sir Jonathan Ive: "Sir Jonathan Ive is Chief Design Officer of Apple Inc and designer of the iMac, PowerBook, iBook, iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleWatch and MacBook. Six of his products appear in the permanent collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In 2012, he received San Francisco MoMA's Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2013 he was awarded a gold Blue Peter Badge. His others accolades include an Inaugural Medal (1999) and Benjamin Franklin Medal (2004) of the Royal Society of Arts, the Design Museum London's first Designer of the Year award (2003), the Design and Art Direction (D&AD) President's Award and the Royal Academy of Engineering's President's Medal (both 2005), and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Product Design Award (2007). In 2012, D&AD named Sir Jonathan's team at Apple the Best Design Studio of the past 50 years. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering."
This is one impressive paragraph of accomplishments. Besides Jonathan Ivy, Oxford honored Czech priest Monsignor Professor Tomáš Halík, The Right Hon the Lord Mance, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and High Steward of the University of Oxford, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Japanese architect Professor Kazuyo Sejima, neurobiologist Dr Cornelia Bargmann, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus physicist and Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.