I’m a brand & website designer, blogger, developer & creative entrepreneur behind MintSwift. I design brands & websites for creative entrepreneurs who understand that cohesive & strategic visual identity is the key to a profitable business
Between 2011 – 2014, I was studying at the university and got my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Special Education Needs, Speech Therapy, so (on paper) I’m a speech therapist and teacher. I always thought I wanted to be a psychologist, but by the end of the BA, I had a break. I suddenly realized that I wanted to do something completely different in my life, something that I always dreamt of doing, but was too scared to do so.
Embracing my true passion for graphic design and entrepreneurship was harder than I thought. Deep down, I always knew I wanted to be a Graphic Designer, but everyone was saying that I have to draw perfectly to be one and to be honest, drawing wasn’t my strong point.
I always had the entrepreneurship gene in me, but I had no idea how to start my own business. Also, since I got my first PC in the junior high, I loved all the geeky, techie and nerdy things. In school, I loved the subject called Informatics when I learned about hardware and software and I enjoyed doing basic HTML sites.
After I finish my BA, I lived in Lisbon, Portugal, where I’ve started learning a front-end and back-end WordPress development through online resources. Why development? Well, because of my love for all technical things and because of my husband is a Software Developer and I always check what he is doing (because it’s super cool!) and I thought I could try to do it myself.
After few months of learning and doing some test websites in WordPress, I’ve realized that I enjoy creating graphic designs for those websites more than the coding part, so, I focused on learning Graphic Design along with Website Development.
I really wanted to work for myself and earn from my passion. I was able to land my first graphic design project within four months on a website for freelancers. I was blown away by the client’s feedback and that my long-awaited dream finally came true!
I worked for 2 years on that portal for freelancers. I had a pleasure to work with large companies like American Express, Trotters, Two Birds Bridesmaid and various other smaller businesses. I worked with over 50+ business owners from all over the world. After 2 years, I felt that I wanted to really connect with clients, not only have a profile on the freelance website when I’m one of the other designers “to choose from”
BEGINNING OF MINTSWIFT:
In March 2016, I published my first blog post and officially started working under name the MintSwift and I narrowed down my niche to brand & website design which I enjoy the most and have the most experience with. I genuinely love bringing other creative entrepreneurs visions of brand & website to life by creating one-of-a-kind, strategic and cohesive designs.
Later, I opened my premade design shop, started my own group board on Pinterest which is a gold mine of a valuable blog post from other creative entrepreneurs and me. And I’ve been working with amazing creative entrepreneurs and small business owners on their new brand & web design and other amazing experiences.
My husband came up with this name, ask him! But honestly – Mint because I love colour mint (I’m in love with all blue and turquoise shades) and because I create custom and one-of-a-kind designs. Swift because I provide my clients with quick turnarounds and that I have dozens of ideas running through my head all day long.
LET’S GET PERSONAL:
When I’m not designing, I’m on a date in London with my lovely husband, planning our trips and adventures, singing, watching TV series, taking a lot of pictures and travelling the world with the love of my life.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
💍 I recently got married (11.08.2018) to the man of my dreams and now I’m trying to get used to my new surname – Leszczyńska (previously Głowacka)
I currently live in London, England, UK (but I work with clients from all over the world )
I’m originally from Poland, therefore English is my second language
💎 I used to be a jewellery designer
🚶 I love counting my steps – I wear my Gear Fit 2 watch all the time (I even had it at my wedding!)
😊 I’m an introvert
☕ I don’t drink coffee at all! But I love tea 🍵
🌿 I’m a vegetarian
✈️ I love to travel! For the past 5 years, I’ve changed my place of residence several times – I lived in Poland, the UK, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and France (and more to come )