KAPTÁR faces – Klaudia Gál

KAPTÁR faces – Klaudia Gál

How does data visualization make it to the spotlight?   Graphic designer and beloved KAPTARian Klaudia Gál is the only person not being a performing artist who received this year’s prestigious Múzsa Reménység Prize. An award, that acknowledges all those young professionals who contribute through their work, creations or artistic performances to the reputation and cultural heritage of the city of Miskolc.   So how do we imagine this? You just walked up on stage to receive the award with a big screen stuck under your arm? Well, almost… I also had to come up with something to perform there for the ceremony as this event is also a gala night where all those awarded give some kind of performance. My program, in the end, was a short film about me that they screened. Actually, this film partly came together thanks to my KAPTARian network, because a shooting a pro movie costs quite a bit of money. In that sense, being a KAPTARian is a good investment, lots of connections are made here, not only friendships but also professional.   Was the journey hard to reach there? Not really. I graduated as a graphic designer from the Eszterházy Károly collage in Eger. It was there where I finished my most favourite project – the one that also delivered me the 1st place at the OTDK (National Scientific Student Association) competition. The inspiration of this project reached back to my childhood, to the times when my mother used to study with me by laying out a huge sheet of paper on the floor and drawing all the things there that I...
KAPTÁR faces – Ildikó Fehér

KAPTÁR faces – Ildikó Fehér

Let us introduce you an old community member, Ildiko Feher. She moved to London after highscool without speaking English and she studied, worked and lived there for 15 years, so she has a multicultural soul. She works for a London based consultancy that specializes in leadership risk management. To give our introductions a fresh new style we invented exciting interview questions. Check out the answers of Ildikó Fehér: What did you hate most about working in home office? Staying in my pj’s for 3 days, starving at home because of my empty fridge, no work life balance, upside down biorhythm. What makes you excited about a new challenge? Collaboration, shared visions, influencing and motivating people by understanding their personal objectives for their development and fitting that into the project, location of tasks within the project, to achieve growth beyond, always underpromise, and always overderliver, managing expectations of people of different cultural background and finding common language and common excitement. What were your funniest KAPTÁR moments? All KAPTÁR moments are fun, cracking a joke by the counter in the kitchen during lunchtime, having fun during FunFactory games, participating in the quiz...
KAPTÁR face – Jonathan Patrick

KAPTÁR face – Jonathan Patrick

I chose KAPTÁR because of the strong community and because it felt not only like a cozy and friendly environment to work, but also to meet some great new people. Through KAPTÁR, I met some great friends who made Budapest feel like a real home to me!   What are the biggest milestones in your life?   My most recent big milestone has been the journey I started earlier this year – to build 20 startup experiments in a year, and share the process in public. It’s been tough, and I still have a way to go, but along the way I’ve learnt how to build full-stack web apps, have written 6 essays and picked up 2,000 users of my products! You can follow the journey here.   What excites you most about new challenges?   What excites me most about new challenges is having to learn something totally new and grow in the process of doing so. I’m a big fan of testing my limits and a strong believer that anyone can learn something new, they just have to commit the energy, time and enthusiasm to it. Regardless of whether the challenge is won or not, you always walk away with new knowledge or experience, which makes it worth it.   What are you most proud of in your life?   One of the things I’m most proud of is running the Uganda International Marathon – a hill marathon under the heat of the African sun. The craziest part was that I hadn’t run in more than 5 years… but I signed up to force myself to start...
KAPÁR face – Justin Butlion

KAPÁR face – Justin Butlion

My name is Justin Butlion. I’m 35 years old and was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Today I’m working as an analytics and business operations consultant for online-based companies. A year and a half ago I left Tel Aviv where I had been living for 3 years (I immigrated to Israel when I was 19) and became a minimalist and digital nomad. Since then I’ve travelled to 10 countries including Thailand, Colombia, Greece and Costa Rica. My passions include football (Chelsea FC), poker, learning new things, and of course data and analytics. What is the best part of your job? My job involves helping companies learn more about themselves so they can make better decisions. The best part of my job is helping a client find out something new which really helps them grow their business. There is a moment of realization that hits the client which is magical.   What is your most important life lesson, since you became an entrepreneur/freelancer?   Since I became a freelancer I’ve learnt many things but the most important life lesson is the importance of self-discipline. When I became a freelancer I had all the freedom in the world but with that freedom comes a lot of distractions. I had to learn to put all those distractions at the back of my mind so I could focus on growing my business. It’s an ongoing challenge.   What are the biggest milestones in your life? The three biggest milestones so far in my life are: Finishing my military service in the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) Helping my mother retire Becoming a...
KAPTÁR face – Tímea Orbán

KAPTÁR face – Tímea Orbán

My name is Timi and I’m the Hungarian Country Manager of Prospecto Group, a tech company based in Sofia. My office hobby: Asking coworkers for meal prep recipes. One day, I will have a KAPTÁR meal prep cookbook. :) It also helps me stick to the habit of cooking.   Most important life lesson since I’m here? Be open, talk to people, network and good things will come your way. Oh and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Chances are, others have been through the same thing and are able to help.   Strangest thing I’ve learned since I’m a coworker? So you sit at a different desk every day. It’s a good thing because you get to talk to different people sitting next to you each time, but sometimes on your way back from lunch, you forget where you sit that particular day and look like a complete fool not knowing where to go. :D   Why did I choose Kaptár? Because it has all the benefits of a library as it provides a great place for individual work, but is also full of light and great people to talk to and be inspired...
KAPTÁR face – Gábor Simonyi

KAPTÁR face – Gábor Simonyi

I’ve worked for over 25 years in different areas of marketing, in a variety of constructions. I have already worked for a big multi-agency, a municipal cultural institution and I had my own company as well. I was an owner, a company manager, an employee, a freelancer and a volunteer. I have already tried Levi’s, the Zoo, Wizz Air, Prohibited Radio, BeOnTrips, Michelin, Eco Partner and much more. And now there’s KAPTÁR, one of the most exciting and likeable topics in the domestic marketing scene. And of course inspiration, motivation, challenge, and so on, but more importantly, I can work with people I like to have a beer with.   What is the best part of your job? The others. The implication of this profession is that you can meet a lot of very different people. And a significant part of them are not only good professionals but also quite normal.   What are you most proud of your life? I wrote a classified ad for Vatera that was viewed by over 14,000 people and even the newspapers wrote about it.   What disturbed you most about working from home? That work “flowed” into everything, dinner, rest, shower, leisure, family. But, before I was gonna wig, I stopped it...