Adrianna Leszczyńska - Profile Image -MintSwift
Hey You! I'm Adrianna

I’m a brand & website designer, blogger, developer & creative entrepreneur behind MintSwift

I help creative entrepreneurs bring their vision of brand & website to life by creating one-of-a-kind, strategic and cohesive designs

WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER:

When I work on my brand & website design packages, I use my development and technical knowledge to take on the different type of projects like: brand design, blog design, website design, e-commerce or membership websites.

I’m mainly a brand & website designer, but I’m both coding and designing to make sure each website is custom and tailored to your brand & business (I style the websites with custom CSS, edit HTML, PHP, add JavaScript and more)

My goal is to provide you with a cohesive and streamlined brand and website from start to finish. I offer all-inclusive brand design package and brand & web design package. Since I do both brand & website design after working with me, you’ll be equipped with full visual identity and (if you choose my brand & website design package) WordPress website.

I can set up important website functionalities such as Google Analytics, email marketing platform, social media integration etc. Also, I help you with more complex tasks like moving your website to a new domain, transferring from one platform to another and more.

Being creative entrepreneur myself (not just a designer), helps me dig deeper than just the visual aspect of the brands & websites I create for my clients. I firstly think of my client’s brand, website & business from a non-visual perspective (brand), before I jump into the visual aspect (brand design) to make sure they work together as a whole. 

I focus on designing brands & websites that are one-of-a-kind, cohesive, streamlined and custom but on the other hand strategic, functional and attracting my client’s ideal audience.

My STORY

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 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 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.

WHY MINTSWIFT?

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 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 (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, UK, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and France (and more to come 😉

View behind the scenes of MintSwift on Instagram:
  • 💚 The Client - Eva Adams
🎨 The Package - Brand Design Package
📘  Design Presented - Business cards  AL of MS 💙💙💙
  • *NEW POST*  Brand Design for Eva Adams  If you’ve read my About page, you probably know that I used to be a Jewellery Designer. It was my first business when (just like now with brands & websites) I created one-of-a-kind, custom bracelets and earrings. 
I was super excited when I got a brand inquiry from Eva Adams of Eva Adams Jewellery! Having experience in the industry, definitely helped me understand Eva’s needs and came up with a brand that truly represents her.  Today, I’m thrilled to present to you the brand design for Eva Adams. 
Read the post >> https://mintswift.com/blog/brand-design-for-eva-adams/  AL of MS 💙💙💙
  • I'm so excited to finally share with you the Brand Design I did for Eva Adams Jewellery!  Wanna know a secret?! I used to be a jewellery designer - It was my first business.  Just like with the brands & websites that I design for my clients - I created custom, one-of-a-kind bracelets and earrings. I only sold one, original artwork and never created the same bracelet or earrings.  Having experience in the industry, definitely helped me understand Eva’s needs and came up with a brand that truly represents her.  I'll be sharing more details in this week's blog post. Stayed tuned!  Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the Spring Bank Holiday. 
AL of MS 💙💙💙
  • Did you have a chance to see my latest (and first ever🙈) video about What is a brand board + The Anatomy of a Brand Board? Here's a snippet.  In this video, I talk about what is a brand board, why do you need one, what's on a brand board and how you can use these elements on your website and social media. 
To see the full video, go to https://mintswift.com/blog/what-is-a-brand-board-the-anatomy-of-a-brand-board/ or click the #linkinbio  From the other news, I'm starting a long weekend here in the UK and then going on a holiday to Rhodes 🇬🇷 I definitely need a break!  AL of MS 💙💙💙
  • Happy Birthday to my sister @muiri_ !!! Unfortunately, we are unable to spend this day together, 'in person'😢. I wanted to share with you my signature avatar-style-illustration of her with some of her favourite elements or that remind me of her.  I couldn't be more proud of her! ❤️ She's so courageous, creative and tenacious. She's one of the reasons I'm a designer - she inspired me to give it a go. 🖌️If you haven't already - take a look at here beautiful hand-drawn and digital drawings at @muiri_ 🎨  Love you, sis xx 🥰  AL of MS 💙💙💙
  • *NEW POST*  What is a Brand Board + The Anatomy of a Brand Board  Making sure that your brand design is cohesive is one of the most important parts of branding your blog & business. Having a cohesive brand means that you have a set of brand elements (logos, colours, fonts, design elements) that you constantly use over and over again across your website and social media profiles.  Today I wanted to talk about a great and popular tool that can help you achieve that - brand board. We’ll discuss, what is a brand board, why do you need one, what's on a brand board and how you can use these elements on your website and social media.  Read the post >>> https://mintswift.com/blog/what-is-a-brand-board-the-anatomy-of-a-brand-board/  PS. This blog post contains a video - my first video EVER. I'm so excited and terrified at the same time!  AL of MS 💙💙💙
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