LATEST [2021 October]_____
EARLY YEARS _____
From BioTech to CreaTech
Despite my obvious creative brain (I was born with synestesia), in a family full of rational intelligence, I've studied biotechnology to conform. That was the second best for me in terms of personal interest. I've mastered with honour and won 2 science awards; a Silver medal of the National Scientific Student Conference (2007), and a Special Award of the Biotechnogy Faculty Corvinus University (2006).
I've received a PhD scholarship offer, which I left to join the Budapest Academy of Science as a fellow researher on signal transduction in leucemic cells. Soon, however, due to changes in my personal circumtances, I was able to reconsider my original goals and took the chance to turn towards visual sciences in order to find my way to the creative industries.
In the process of re-channeling my knowledge, I studied Colour and Style consultancy, which I took further with a postgraduate course in Colour Dynamics Engineering. Which layed the foundation for my ongoing interest and activity in the field of colour research. I then continued studying Web Design and Site Building and with that, I've finally found the right industry for me. It was a great match and I started do build websites for friends and families, later for private clients and for companies as an in-house designer.
In 2014, I published my very first personal website on the international market and won a Behance Interaction Design award. A good sign, I said, and because I liked the feeling of being appreciated, I went after more, and won overall about a dozen design awards until 2018.
By 2018, I've started to be more intrigued about the performance of the design on the market, rather than its popularity within the design community. I had several side projects built and closed by that time, giving me a clear feedback on the perception of the design and the common respones of the market.
In order to support my new goals, and my shift towards product interface design, I studied Human Computer Interaction Desing and Integrated Internet Marketing, so to have both the psychology of a well performing product and the toolkit to approach the market with it.
During these years, I've had the pleasure to work with numerous ambitious technology startups within the UK, with special focus on emerging technologies, such as blockchain, AI/VR and machine learning. I also shared project with a fashiontech startup from Spain, a construction company from Hungary, a couple of online education startups from the US and Germany, and a research institute from Vienna. Shaping my cross-cultural understanding of product adaptation and scalablability.
Focus on support and mentorship
By today, my energy is concentrated on helping emergind designers on their journey and support early stage founders to define their product. I still work with technology startups, as I always have, being them in idea stage or series B venture stage.
Those who need immersive support for their professional growth as a designer, can find me on CareerFoundry, mentoring carrier shifts toward UI/UX design, or on Springboard / Luisiana State University UI/UX Career track. I'm also an educational partner of the Interaction Design Foundation, promoting strategic design thinking.
In the recent times, collaboration with createch companies has led to amazing results as well, such as the Creative Council 100 Ones to Watch 2021 Award, for our colour research activities.