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.
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 (I don’t design just websites based on branding created by another designer) 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.
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 went on a vacation to Lisbon, 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 or 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 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.
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 and 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 Marina & the Diamonds and Lana Del Rey’s songs, 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, United Kingdom (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!)