TGDS Graduate Gabor

Artist, musician and professional designer Gabor Mikus is creating amazing, new work every single day!

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Gabor Mikus
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Hey Gabor. Tell us a bit about you?

Well, I am still finding myself…but I know I really appreciate art, especially music and a beautiful piece of graphic design work. I love being a creative person and having new ideas every day but it’s hard for me to follow through with them amidst figuring life out. I have a profession that I studied in school and a job, but neither of them have anything to do with design, so I am trying to make a change.

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Gabor Mikus - Personal Identity Design

What or who inspired you to be a designer?

I never considered pursuing a creative career. I didn’t even know graphic design existed until my early 20s. I just loved drawing as a kid. Then in my teenage years I was introduced to Photoshop, I think I saw it in an IT magazine. They had written tutorials in it and I was fascinated by them, something clicked. After that, the drawings/paintings/effects slowly evolved. It made sense; I could make some money by doing something I enjoy.

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nama - Packaging Design

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nama - Menu Design

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What are you up to in the design world at the moment?

I have a couple commissions here and there, mostly from friends or colleagues. I’m trying to find courage to put myself out there.

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Auto Tune - Layout Design

What is your favourite part of the design process?

I really like doing the research, I learn so much from each project. However, my favorite part would be the exploration and then finding THE ONE! Finding or choosing the one is also the most difficult task, but with certain projects I get into a “trance” while exploring and I just can’t stop, the outside world stops existing and it’s just me creating stuff.

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extremadture - Campaign Design

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extremadture - Logo Design Process

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You were really into all sorts of design disciplines at TGDS, branding, campaigning and even packaging.
Have you a fav?

I feel like there are so many paths a graphic designer can take, and I haven’t yet explored all of them well enough to decide. I couldn’t say what my favorite is but so far, I enjoy branding the most.

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Green Passion - Packaging Design

Tell us anything you would like to about your featured works.

The branding of NAMA was my first real, paying graphic job. The owner is my friend, so they still reach out to me when they need something done. I am most proud of the EXA logo and my personal identity. I remember reaching the final versions thinking, oh this is the one, nailed it.

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What did you love most about studying design?

It opened up a whole new world to me that I never knew of. I believe in the very first module, you warned us that we will see the world differently and will notice that graphic design is everywhere. Well… true!

Whats your dream design job?
Don’t hold back!

I thought a lot about this. As I said before, there are so many fields and I always have a periodical favorite ‘til I discover something even more interesting.
Perhaps, if I look deep down, it is something that combines my two passions: music and design. So, album covers and merchandise? Maybe working on artsy music videos, but that’s really a dream at the moment.

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