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Zoltan.co

My name is Zoltán Hosszú

and these are the things that make me who I am today as a person and as a designer.

As a self-taught designer I have been working on websites and user interfaces for the past 10 years. Based in Budapest, in these years I worked with the biggest Hungarian creative agencies and with many small businesses as well. I’ve always thought of myself as a creator. I released the first version of GAget, a small, but popular widget for Mac OS X in 2011 and an iPhone app in 2013.

Today

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Redesigned my website

2014 January

I got really tired of the skeuomorphic style of my previous portfolio, so in 2014 I decided to redesign zoltan.co and start a blog powered by Tumblr.

2013

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Talked about “GAget for iPhone” at App! 2013 conference by hwsw

2013 November

I was invited to talk about the design and development challanges of creating GAget for iPhone. You can listen to my 15 minute talk here in Hungarian.

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Released GAget for iPhone

2013 October

2 years and 60 thousand downloads after the release of GAget for Mac OS X it was time to get the iPhone version into the hands of the public so with András Holló in 2013 october we released GAget for iPhone.

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Graduated from BME (Bute)

2013 July

While working full time at Arkon, I found some time to finish my thesis on social media marketing and graduate as an Engineering Manager from the biggest technical university of Hungary..

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Founded the Arkon Design team

2013 February

The company structure at Arkon for people working in a design-related field was kind of a headache, we had no clear company hierarchy, so with the help of the management and HR, Balázs Dömsödi and I started the self-managed Design team at Arkon.

2012

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Talked about “Designing mobile interfaces as a web designer” at App! 2012 by HWSW

2012 November

I had the chance to talk about designing for mobile based on my experience as a web designer.

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Got married! yay!

2012 July

After 5 years of falling in love and 2 years of being engaged I got married to the loveliest woman in my life, Ágota. And Cyprus turned out to be an awesome honeymoon destination! :)

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Köpönyeg for iPhone released

2012 July

The first iPhone application I worked on got released after a couple of months of making hard design decisions, development and user testing.

2011

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Joined the Arkon team

2011 November

After years of freelancing I decided to join the awesome team behind ingatlan.com, the biggest Hungarian real estate portal and Köpönyeg, a popular weather portal.

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Released GAget for Mac OS X

2011 August

The Dashboard of OS X doesn't get much love from Apple and developers, but I believe it could be really useful if there were great widgets for it. That's why I developed GAget for Mac OS X, a Google Analytics widget for quick and easy access to the most important data of your GA account.

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Redesigned my portfolio

2011 February

The skeuomporphism was really booming in 2011 so I was not going to be the one left out. A digitally drawn room, bookshelf on the wall, a drawing of myself, wooden buttons and flickering lamp lights were all essential parts of this fully skeuomorphic design. :)

2010

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Worked with Webness

2010 March

Worked on a couple of projects with Webness, a small Hungarian start-up company.

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Created Beatific template

2010 February

Designed, coded and started selling my first HTML/Wordpress template ever, Beatific.

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Worked with ÉnFotósom

2007 - 2010

Worked on lots of projects for ÉnFotósom, a small Hungarian company specialized in photography, print and web design.

2008

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Worked with GotFrag

2006 - 2008

Worked as an off-site designer for the California based eSports website GotFrag for two years.

2004

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Graduated from Piarista Gimnázium, Kecskemét

2000 - 2004

With the best classmates ever, I graduated in the class of 2004.

2000

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Launched my first website

Somewhere in 2000

I was always interested in the web so after borrowing a book from the library about HTML, I launched my first website, called 'Zolee Site Millenium'. The name seemed appropriate in 2000. :)

1985

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Came into this world

1985 September

I was born in Budapest, as the first child of a small, but loving family.