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Mena G. Trott

Five questions for Movable Type creator and web designer Mena G. Trott.

Site: Dollarshort

DOB: 16 September, 1977

What do you do:
I worry. Quite a lot. And, I’m a designer, brainstormer and one half of the Movable Type team—the other half being my husband, Ben.

Favorite Books:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz, and Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.

Heroes:
Serge Gainsbourg, Dorothy Parker, The Bronte Sisters.

What makes you laugh:
The old stand-by response used to be ‘humor at another person’s expense.’ But now that I know better, I’ll stick with safe answers: I’m Alan Patridge, The Kids in the Hall, Christopher Guest films

Charity worth giving to:
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Five words that sound good:
mezcla / bottleneck / imagineering / pamplemousse / licorice
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