Office tale of Ákos Polgardi, graphic designer

Budapest - Hungary
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Who are you : 

My name is Ákos.


Your current job : 

 I’m a graphic designer.


In which city are you located? 

Budapest, Hungary.


A word to define what kind of worker you are: 



What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

Olfa Heavy Duty Ratchet-Lock Utility Knife (L-1), paper samples, colour charts, Adobe CC.


What does your office space look like? 

Less and less spacious.


What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 

 It’s a constant battle with my studio mates, but when my turn comes it’s usually something between Britney Spears and Chet Baker.


Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? 

 I realized over the years that I’m more productive before I eat.


What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

Get out of bed.

You're better than your colleagues to : 

 Ping pong.


What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 

I’m not sure this counts as advice given to me, but Ludwig Wittgenstein chose as a motto for his Philosophical Investigations the following quote: “It is the nature of progress that it appears much greater than it really is”. I think that’s really true of pretty much everything. Things just look bigger from close up.


What is your best tip for saving time ? 

 Less Facebook.


What is your routine start and end of the day ? 

If I sleep at my girlfriend’s place, she makes the morning coffee and brings it to bed. If it’s my place, I do the same. After coffee I take a shower, put on clothes and cycle to work. I like to read paper-based books before I go to sleep.


Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

 My bicycle