THE designer of the iPod has been nominated for the British Visionary Innovator award.

Chingford-born Sir Jonathan Ive, 45, is up against the likes of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling and Sir Ian Wilmut, who cloned Dolly the sheep, for the prize.

Graffiti artist Banksy is also on the shortlist for the competition, which is run by the Intellectual Property Office to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2012 on Thursday, April 26.

The senior vice-president of design at Apple now lives in San Francisco but grew up in Chingford, attending Chingford Foundation School in Nevin Drive.

He received a knighthood in the Queen's New Year Honours List.

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