Apple's Ive Lands Honorary Doctorate

Jonathan Ive, Apple's senior vice president of industrial design, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the U.K.'s Royal College of Art. The honor follows a special RCA Innovation Night event where Mr. Ive spoke, according to Macworld UK.

Mr. Ive is responsible for several iconic designs including the iMac, iPod, PowerBook, iBook, the MacBook product line, and the iPhone.

This isn't the first time Mr. Ive has been honored for his design achievements. He has also been named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum, earned a National Design Award, and was awarded the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth among other honors.

The RCA will also be honoring outgoing rector Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, sculptor Tony Cragg, Professor Frank Height, and Wolff Olins co-founder Michael Wolff.