Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been declared one of the world's top design trendsetters.

ID Magazine deemed Jobs – who came second – more of a trendsetter than "Gherkin" building architect Norman Foster (11th) and vacuum cleaner designer James Dyson (17th).

The magazine wrote: "For Jobs, great design is a means to an end: bringing technology to people. He understands that you need smart designers – industrial designers, but also interface designers, software designers, mechanical engineers – to make that happen."

In first place was design department curators of the MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In fourth place was Adobe, described as "a Microsoft that actually works", and for finding "a balance between creativity, responsiveness, and corporate structure".