The Mint Blog
Hello and happy new year from Mint!
The starting point for New Year Revolution was the observation that most of us make new year's resolutions, but few of us keep them. The ambition is that by harnessing faces of Channel 4 and the collective willpower of the social web, we might help people keep the resolutions, and have some fun along the way.
In the first five days alone, we had over 20,000 join the revolution, and it is still gathering pace.
Update: The interaction designer position has now been filled. We are still looking for our visual designer!
We are looking to grow the Mint Studio by adding two new designers to the team.
We think designing here at Mint has to be one of the most exciting jobs around. Just in the last year, we launched Speedo Pace Club, the very magnetic Stickygram, "the award-winning"* Sexperience 1000, ran 2Screen 2011, launched Olly, the list continues...
We look forward to talking.
* I always wanted to say that.
Last night we were at The BIMA Awards 2011, where The Sexperience 1000 picked up the award for 'Best use of Data, Mashups & Data-Visualisation'. We were also delighted to be nominated for the 2011 Grand Prix award!
I'd heard a lot about the mysterious and ever-growing Pocketmints meetups from across the pond. There had been six to date, they'd apparently been going from strength to strength and there was always a copious amount of food. So when I realised that my trip to New York would overlap with the seventh Pocketmints meetup I had many questions. Who would the speaker be? What would it be like? How much food is meant by 'copious'?
Sadly, their three month tenure with us is coming to an end. As a final farewell, we are hosting an informal presentation by our four graduates on what they've been up to, followed by some drinks. There will be a bit of a grand unveil, and hopefully a chance to play with what they've made.
It is this Thursday, 27 October at the Mint Offices at Exmouth Market. You can book yourself a spot on the event page.
Hope to see you there!