About Myself – A Personal CV
My name is Tibor Molnar, I am the proprietor of Molnár Graphic Design and Pre-Press Company. My family name means “miller” in Hungarian – that is why the windmill in my company logo.
I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1961. After primary school I went to a special English class of Ferenc Toldy Grammar School. I graduated from grammar school in 1979 and I was admitted to the Teachers' Training College of Eger in the same year. I graduated as a teacher of Hungarian language, literature and English in 1984.
After graduation I started to work as a teacher in a newly built school but after a year I had to perform compulsory military service for one and a half years. After the army I went on teaching but after a year and a half it did not satisfy me any longer so I tried to find a new job requiring more creativity. I became a publishing editor at the publishing house of Hungexpo, Hungary's premier company for fairs and publicity. I was in charge of editing various publications, including books, brochures and calendars.
Besides working as a teacher and an editor I had a part-time job at a small local cable-TV studio as an editor-reporter.
In 1990 I applied for a position advertised by a personnel consultancy agency and was chosen to be a head of publishing department at the Publishing House of Fine Arts. I managed the largest postcard and greeting card publisher of the time for three years.
I have been into computing since the 1980s. After aquiring desktop publishing skills I decided to launch an own business in 1994 offering full-scale graphic design and pre-press services. In the early years of my business I also managed print production so I worked closely with printing houses, but in the last couple of years I have only done graphic design and pre-press.
As a true all-rounder, I perform all the tasks related to providing full scale pre-press services to my clients, such as scanning, photo retouch, creating illustrations and charts, design, layout, colour separation and printing film production.
In 2008 I took the IQ test of Mensa HungarIQa (the national group of the International High IQ Society). You can view my certificate here.