100 Most Creative People in Business
Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, Apple
Ten years ago, before the iPod and the iPhone became objects of the world’s electro-lust, Jonathan Ive sat down to talk about his first Apple blockbuster, the iMac. The machine could not have been a more radical departure from the ubiquitous beige-box PC: a desktop computer in bright candy colors with a see-through shell showing its inner machinery. Bursting onto the scene with all the subtlety of a streaker, the iMac became the top-selling computer in the United States.
He is placed in the #1 spot.