Hi, I'm Kia. Pronounced 'K', it's a long story. I simplify Apple tech for those who want a frictionless experience to save time, money, and headaches.
I don't consider what I do as 'work'. Confucius said: 'Choose a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life'. This is a quote I live by.
I see my work as people giving me things to 'play with' and then give me money. It's like I'm back to being eight years old again. I cherish it.
We live in a world of complications and red tape that cause anxiety and fuss. Life is about living. Not friction and working all day.
Work should be incidental to life and not the other way around. So creating a simple, frictionless environment will help you live life to the fullest.
The client need the perfect solution and not to know (necessarily) the steps required to get there. We all tire of details. We just need the job done well.
I also work very closely with my clients to get an understanding of the issues they're going through before I create a strategy and give my advice.
I started young. When I was around eight years old, I used to open up items around the house to see how they worked. My father hated it! But if there was an issue in the house, I was the one they turned to for help and guidance. It was rather satisfying.
With my pocket money, I used to pass the toy shop and sail into the hardware store to buy lamps, cables and batteries. I was a very strange child indeed. But it seems to have helped with my love of gadgets and getting things fixed and working again.
I've had several IT-related jobs in the early years of my career. But I started out as being interested in music technology and how audio could be manipulated. So I began with getting a job in a small music shop. And soon I was installing, consulting, supporting all kinds of music hardware and software.
Do you remember the Atari ST? or the Atari Falcon? Yep, our store in London was one of the first with professional audio equipment for studios.
ProTools, Logic (or Notator back in the day), Cubase etc. these were the norm for me back then. I have even released music with the knowledge I gained while I was there.
A few years later, I moved to a more 'pro' company. But this time I was in charge of clients that needed more with their equipment. I was known and 'The SCSI King' I won't go down that path, It's a long story!
Further still, I found myself at ITN, the news network in London. This is where I was responsible for the output of nightly programs. as well as making sure the whole building worked.
Anything technical, from a lightbulb to a vision mixer needing to be fixed before going live on air. Setting up a Mac system for the design team to do the live on-air graphics, was my remit.
During this time, I was also freelancing for clients as an Apple consultant. Fixing, advising and supporting them in their homes and businesses.
You can find out more about my work experience via my LinkedIn profile.
MacJunky is a trading name for Kia Kamgar. Founded and registered at the Amsterdam changer of commerce in April 2007.
Address: KNSM-Laan 740 1019 LS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 222 4210