Apple’s hardware design chief Evans Hankey (left) and software design chief Alan Day (right)
“Apple’s design team brings together expert creatives from around the world and across many disciplines to imagine undeniably Apple products,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement shared with Bloomberg today. “The senior design team has strong leaders with decades of experience. Evans plans to stay on as we complete the transition, and we would like to thank her for her leadership and contributions.”
After Jonny Ivey left in 2019, Hankey succeeded him as Apple’s de facto head of design, reporting to Apple’s head of operations, Jeff Williams. She will reportedly stay at Apple for at least the next six months, while Apple’s head of software design, Alan Day, will continue to work at Apple and continue to report to Williams.