KAPTÁR faces – Surján Ági

KAPTÁR faces – Surján Ági

Ági is working from KAPTÁR almost every weekday by now. She has been working for Drops as a general assistant / universal problem solver since March, so this world is quite new for her so far. Before that, she lived in South-Korea for 3 years and went to University there and worked in a „proper“ office job, but she didn’t like it. At Drops, everyone works remotely and Ági has the feeling, that she found the perfect thing for her. „I chose KAPTÁR, because a part of my team works here regularly and they recommended it. Since then, I became the one who comes here most often, I love to come here every day.” 🔸 What’s the best part of your job? The best about my job is, that I can be a part of a fantastic team and that my field of work is very various. I can learn new things every day and develop constantly. 🔸 What’s most exciting about new challenges? That I’m not bound to any place. If I want, I can do my job from a different country tomorrow, without any problems. 🔸 What did you hate most about working at home? That I constantly fell asleep on the couch, but at KAPTÁR everyone works so diligently, that I’m motivated too and therefore much more...
KAPTÁR faces – Zoltán Ratkó

KAPTÁR faces – Zoltán Ratkó

Meet with a core member of the KAPTÁR community, Zoltán Ratkó, (zoltanratk.design) designer. He designs the surface of various products using concrete, wood, marble, metal and other materials with a natural texture. When I stepped into KAPTÁR, I knew immediately, that I found, what I was looking for in a coworking space. 🔸 What is the most important thing, you’ve learned since you’re a freelancer? You can reach your goals when you believe and persevere. 🔸 What is the best part of your job? That I can do, what I like to do most, that I can manage my time freely and that I don’t have a boss. 🔸 What did you hate most about working at home? I liked it for a while, that I don’t have to go anywhere, but then I started to lose creativity and productivity. On the long term, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. 🔸 Why did you choose Kaptár? First of all, because of the design. I like the interior design just as it is. Several friends of mine work nearby, so every day there is someone to have lunch with. I love to be in the city center, and this is right in the heart of it. My favourite building in Budapest is just across the street, the Saint Stevens Basilica The atmosphere in the office, which I already liked on my first visit. It’s nice to work here.  ...
KAPTAR faces – Matt Peck

KAPTAR faces – Matt Peck

Meet Matt, our community member, who enjoys the KAPTARian life every day. 🔸  Why did you choose KAPTÁR? When I was looking into co-working spaces in Budapest KAPTÁR was recommended time and time again in the online communities I’m part of. Any co-working space which inspires that kind of loyalty is usually a sure bet. I signed up on the first day, I’ve been very happy with that choice.   🔸  What is your most important life lesson, since you became an entrepreneur/freelancer? While I’m not a freelancer I have helped release a number of websites and services as part of my current role. I’ve found the key is to release early and iterate often. Getting feedback into what works and what doesn’t is invaluable to building a successful product and the more time you spend delaying that release the longer it takes to get the feedback you need.   🔸  What are the fastest ways to ruin a business? Don’t listen to your customers. Don’t innovate. Don’t manage cash flow. Don’t eliminate waste in workflows and processes. Hire people that aren’t a culture fit.   🔸  What excites you most about new challenges? The opportunity to learn, reach new heights and hopefully do some...
KAPTAR faces – Kardos Bálint

KAPTAR faces – Kardos Bálint

Bálint started out at a multinational company and then switched to being a freelancer. Now he manages his daily work at KAPTÁR and enjoys the company of many exciting people. :) Similar to every typical generation Y youngster, I grew up with a computer in front of me and a smartphone in my hand – so it was pretty obvious, that I will build my career in the online world. At the moment I do Instagram Growth Hacking and Social Copywriting – I help my clients to monetize their Instagram profiles by storytelling and content marketing. As an extroverted cat person, I genuinely enjoy the company of the unique and exciting people here. Furthermore, my friends’ presence here, and the vicinity of the CatCafe had a major influence on me becoming a KAPTÁRian. :) 🔸 What is the best part of your job? I mostly enjoy my freedom – I decide with whom, for how much and under what circumstances I work. I’m neither time- nor location-bound. 🔸 What did you hate most about working at home? At home, many things came together. I was alone, spending the whole day in the same space and was very separated from the outer world. I’m a very social person, so I couldn’t handle that for a long time… 🔸 What do you love most about challenges? I started all of this with several years of experience in multinational companies. There they pretty accurately determined, what I have to do and when. So even though I really enjoy and love my current freedom that I experience thanks to my work, it’s also a huge...
KAPTAR faces – Kati Marton

KAPTAR faces – Kati Marton

Kati Marton, a new KAPTÁR resident is a style and color advisor. She can tell you, if you can wear brown or black, or if these colors make you look old. She also finds out if pastel or vibrant colors will make you shine more. I take a close look at your wardrobe and select what stays. Those that remain are only what express who you are here and what fits your personality and lifestyle. It’s time to get rid of your prom dress. I give your style a complete makeover. We go on a shopping tour and pick new pieces in malls and rummage tables. … 🔸 What is the best part of your job? When after a short second of shock, I see my client starting to smile brightly and hear her saying: „I would never have tried this, but now after putting it on, I like it. … 🔸 What was the most important life lesson, after becoming self-employed? That I can’t authentically write a blog article about style while sitting at home in sweatpants. :) …… 🔸 Your funniest moment at KAPTÁR: The community lunch on Wednesday, where lots of – for me unknown – KAPTÁR faces joined and we played a game in which we had to find out what kind of characteristics the other one has. I, for example, couldn’t deny, that I write a...
KAPTAR faces – Dalma Balla

KAPTAR faces – Dalma Balla

Meet Dalma, this week’s KAPTAR face, who works as a freelancer in graphic design and social media management. Currently, I work as a graphic and UX/UI designer and do social media marketing. Besides that, I started a project called Get Your Brand Together, where I lead workshops and give consulting, to help new companies building their marketing strategy and corporate design. I had all kinds of jobs in the last years, and I tried many things, but somehow I couldn’t find myself anywhere. For me, it’s important to be in a great team and to do what makes me happy. And I’ve always been searching for that elsewhere, but then I realized, that it’s easier to create it myself. So I became a freelancer and got into the KAPTÁR community. 🔸 Your most important life experience, since you became a freelancer: To only accept jobs, where I can 100% identify myself with. If I have just the slightest doubts or a weird feeling, then I shouldn’t take it, since small issues, in the beginning, can become huge problems later. So if it’s not a „HELL YES!“ then it’s a “FCK NO!“. :D 🔸 What’s most exciting about new challenges? I could say that I’m searching for challenges because they make me develop and learn new things. And that’s how I keep my days exciting. For me, it’s very important to constantly have something that maintains my interest. Otherwise, I easily get bored by monotony. 🔸 What did you hate most about working at home? I’m a very social person, so after a while, it’s pretty demotivating for me to be at home,...