Hello! My Name is Gabor Mikus
Hey Gabor! Tell us a bit about you?
I love being a creative person and having new ideas every day.
My personal identity based on my moderate personality and love for clean, minimalistic design.
Nama is a Dietikon, ZH based catering company that offers healthy food. They opened their first Take-Away shop. Their primary message is: Where you live doesn’t matter, you can be healthy even in the concrete jungle!
A fictional magazine article about the influence of the famous pitch correcting software, Auto-Tune. I intended to visualise how these effects can give different colors/characteristics to the voice and I create a fun, lively layout that also looks modern and digital.
A company that is organizing extreme sport tours in Slovenia. They offer a wide range of activities led by competent guides, from bycicle tours to rafting. They are bringing people of every age group together to have a good time outdoors,engaging in sports.
Green Passion is a Zürich based company specialized in the production and distribution of cannabis products with high CBD levels. Passion, sexiness, night-life are the keywords the packaging has to communicate.
An advertising poster for a fictional virtual reality expo. The goal of this ad is to draw attention to the technology within entertainment, gaming systems.
Who or what inspired you to be a designer?
I never thought of pursuing a creative carrier. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What did you love 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!
It also taught me a way of thinking, asking the right questions to solve a problem. I was already a logical thinker before but now I approach everything this way.
What’s 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.
What would you say to someone about to embark on his or her own journey in design?
It is really a journey and you better enjoy it cause if you do it right it will never end. No one became a professional at anything overnight. There’s something new to learn every day. Don’t get discouraged if you feel like you failed.
“It’s O.K. to FAIL. It’s the First Attempt In Learning.”
Quote by Chris Do