Blog: Posts by utku

Foundry: Inventors of the Year

Posted in News by Utku Can on March 21, 2012


Last summer was the inaugural year of the Foundry, our graduate scheme. Their brief was ‘create something connected to the internet that doesn’t live on screens’. In response, they came up with Olly, the web connected smelly robot. It turns your online notifications into smell.

New Year Revolution

Posted in News by Utku Can on January 11, 2012


Hello and happy new year from Mint!

On January 1st, we launched New Year Revolution for Channel 4.

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.

We're hiring designers

Posted in News by Utku Can on November 30, 2011

Studio Mint Gang Identifiers

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…

If you want to join this small team making big things, head over to jobs, take a look at the visual and interaction designer positions and drop us a line.

We look forward to talking.

* I always wanted to say that.

We won a BIMA!

Posted in News by Utku Can on November 11, 2011


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!

Thanks go to all the Mints who worked on it, our tech partners for the project LingoBee, Ipsos MORI, Endemol and of course, Adam Gee and all at Channel 4 for allowing us to keep making great work.

An Evening with Mint Foundry

Posted in News by Utku Can on October 24, 2011


On 8 August 2011, we launched Mint Foundry, our first ever graduate scheme. We set four makers the brief: Make something connected to the Internet that doesn’t live on a screen.

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!