Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, is leaving Apple.
Ive is considered one of the most important people at Apple, responsible for the industrial design and the look and feel of all major Apple products, including the iPhone and the Mac. He had worked at Apple for more than 20 years.
He is going to start his own design business, called LoveFrom, along with longtime friend and fellow designer Marc Newson. Apple will be a client.
In recent years, Ive has dedicated a large portion of his time to the construction of Apple Park, the company’s 5 billion dollar campus in Cupertino, California.
Last month, Apple officially opened its new headquarters with a concert on campus.