Blogger Interview: Ellie Snow of Mint!

Ellie Snow runs a design blog called Mint — a blog which is constantly updated with a ton of amazing content. Being named one of Times Online’s top 50 design blogs in the world! Mint recently went through a little re-design and it looks better than ever, so now you definitely have to take a visit! Besides the blog, Ellie also runs an online shop, called Hello Tenfold. There you will find all your custom paper goods. All images below are taken from her Flickr.

Handmade Mint business cards

Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?

I grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. I rode my bike everywhere and spent a lot of time at the beach by default, but I was one of those weird kids who hated the beach. I read a lot and I was pretty quiet.

Did you go to design school?

No, I went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majored in printmaking. Partly, I was intimidated by design schools when I was coming out of high school, but I also liked the idea of being able to take a bunch of random classes in all kinds of disciplines.

Tell me about Mint!

Mint’s my design blog, and I post a few times daily on art, design, handmade and vintage things. I started Mint soon after I began working as a graphic designer. I was spending a lot of time online trying to cram in a design education by studying other layouts and typography, and I wanted to start a blog to keep track of it all. Then I got addicted to the community aspect of blogging, and felt like a lot of doors started opening up for me.

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