British Industrial designer Tom Karen is known for his work on the Bond Bug and the Raleigh chopper, but he has a lesser known accomplishment -#8212; he played a crucial role in the life of Apple Senior Vice President of -hellip; Continue reading -rarr;
Jony Ive almost quit design before his career even started
According to Karen, Ive’s father reached out to him when Ive was struggling with an Industrial Design course at Northumbria University, then Newcastle Polytechnic. Ive was ready to quit the course and possibly end his career before it even started when Karen intervened.
“He [Ive's Father] got in touch with me a bit later and said, my son Jonathan’s at university in Newcastle and is thinking about giving up his industrial design course. Maybe you could revive his interest?”