Voting for the first Designer of the Year award, presented by London's Design Museum, ends on June 2. British-born vice president of Apple's industrial design unit Jonathan Ive is one of four nominees - competing against the makers of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, jewelery designer Solange Azagury-Partridge, and Dutch product designer Tord Boontje. Vote via the link above.

Jurors include fashion designer Paul Smith, who said: "The four nominees have all made fantastic contributions to the world of design. Their work in 2002 was exceptional."

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced later in June.

Fanatical care Regarded as one of the world's most influential product designers, Ive combineswhat he describes as "fanatical care beyond the obvious stuff" with relentless experiments into tools, materials and production processes.

Born in London in 1967, Ive studied art and design at Newcastle Polytechnic before co-founding Tangerine, a design consultancy where he developed everything from power tools to televisions. In 1992, one of his clients - Apple - offered him a job at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The first project on which Ive collaborated with Apple CEO Steve Jobs was the iMac, which sold more than two million units in its first year. The Apple design team has developed equally innovative new products, such as the G4 Cube, iPod and the PowerBook G4.