Congratulations, Jon Ive

You’ve won the prestigious National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. See here. Extra hundred bucks in your paycheck this week. Money quote: “Since 1996 he has led a product design team widely regarded as one of the industry’s best. Ive’s streamlined design aesthetic, combined with a strong knowledge of the engineering process, has brought design into the public consciousness in an unprecedented way. Creating some of the most innovative products of the past decade …”

Apple faithful, I know what you’re wondering: Does it bug me to see Jon Ive get all the credit for my work? Fact is, it doesn’t. Not really. Jon is a great assistant, maybe the best I’ve ever had other than Woz, and I’m glad to see him getting some praise for the work I’ve done. The way I see it, it’s really my award anyway, and everyone who matters knows that.