Hello! I’m Miranda, a new member of the Leverage team this year. I am beyond excited to take this journey in my career with this amazing team by my side.
5 Things about Miranda
1. I am an art school grad.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design in December of 2016 from Kendall College of Art and Design. During my time there, I gained valuable experience in advertising, branding, publication, typography and package design. Not only did I grow as a designer during my time at Kendall, but I also made meaningful lifelong connections with other creatives.
2. I love where I’m from.
I am beyond grateful to have been raised in Muskegon, Michigan (the hidden gem of the US). Our seasonal weather provides us with beautiful falls, sparkling winters, blooming springs, and of course our gorgeous summers. The summer season is an all-time favorite for many, including myself. I may or may not be slightly obsessed with sunny days on the lake. Just kidding, I’m obsessed. Outside of work, you’ll find me relaxing on the beach or cruising the lake on a boat with my favorite people.
3. I am so lucky to do what I love.
I am extremely fortunate to have realized that the creative field would be my calling as my career at such a young age. It was during my first graphic design class during my junior year of high school that I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. Before deciding on graphic design, I actually wanted to become an architect. I’ll admit, planning home layouts is still an interest of mine, but no longer a career choice. A different creative direction stole my heart instead 😉
4. I have a secret…
I have a secret, and its name is mac n cheese. That’s right, I’m obsessed with mac n cheese, and I consider it to be my cure. Feeling sick? Eat macaroni. Feeling hungover? Eat macaroni. Feeling hungry? Eat more macaroni. I love pasta and I love cheese. Name a better duo… I’ll wait.
5. I am inspired by EVERYTHING.
As a designer, a creative, and an artist I am easily inspired by my surroundings; ads, images, and of course, Pinterest. Amazing design is everywhere, but I am really most inspired by the simplest forms. Show me a design with a black background, small white Helvetica text, extra negative space, and I’ll probably swoon. Being a designer, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration to help me grow as young creative.