U-Xpert in the Making

Miranda Smith joins the studio as our new intern

Did you know the “A(s)” in Miranda stand for artistry? Creativity has always been a part of life for our new intern, from macaroni art in kindergarten to designing journey maps for education clients. 

Miranda went to school at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, studying art with a focus on sculpture. Now in her final semester at Madison College, she’s enrolled in the Web & Digital Media program. 

Miranda’s had the chance to work in a wide swath of creative careers. She photographed clownfish for an online aquatic company. (‘I’m proud to say I can catch a fish with my bare hands, but only if it’s less than 4 inches long!”). She also worked at Anthropologie as an in-house artist, making magic with retail displays. Her favorite project? Creating a life-size bug car covered in spackle frosting and real sugar for the store’s gingerbread-themed holiday window. Recently Miranda has tried her hand at floral design and worked with hundreds of couples to design wedding florals. 

Literally and figuratively, she’s always willing to go out on a limb to make the work work, including getting on a ladder to hang greenery, and jumping on a new project and finding her footing immediately. 

You can never really know someone, though, without putting them in the spotlight. Enter the Proust questionnaire. Check out of a few of Miranda’s answers: 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Heading out on my kayak with extra water, sunscreen and snacks. 

What is your greatest extravagance?
Always having a loaf of Madison Sourdough and farm-fresh eggs in the house.

Which living person do you most despise?
Anyone who doesn’t identify as a dog person. 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
The California girl in me is desperately trying to break the habit of using ‘like’ to fill the space. But, like, it's hard.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be an amazing singer. Currently, I lack any skills in that department. For your own safety, never invite me to karaoke!