Miranda Schmidt Brand Strategist

“The Librarian”

Miranda loves collaborating with clients to help them tell their stories. She’s organized, creative, strategic, and has a sharp eye for detail. Miranda has an extensive background in writing and editing and a passion for making words sing.

Miranda’s love of words began way back in the Prairie State where she grew up writing bad poetry and reading voraciously. She likes to say she moved to the Northwest for a rare college program (she spent half a second as a Medieval Studies major – ask her about eleventh century Welsh!), but really she just fell in love with the trees. After completing her BA in English at the University of Oregon and her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Washington, Miranda began teaching college students to love words just as much as she does. She’s also worked as a freelance writer and editor on a variety of projects including book editing, web content creation, fiction writing, and blogging.

When she isn’t brand strategizing at Murmur, you might find Miranda moonlighting as a writing teacher, reading around town, or editing her literary journal. She also loves hiking, coffee, bookstores, and curling up with her two cats on rainy Portland days.

  • What’s your favorite tv show?

    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • Golden Girls
    • My So-Called Life
    • The Man From U.N.C.L.E
  • What’s your hidden talent?

    • Pie Eating
    • I Make a Mean Vegan Cookie
    • Car Theft
    • Chicken Bowling
  • What’s your go-to fast-food order?

    • Beer Battered Shoe String Laces
    • Strawberry Marshmallow Avocado Shake
    • Curly Fries
    • Fish-Head Sandwich
  • What are you easily swayed by?

    • Donald Duck Voice
    • The Occult
    • David Hasselhoff
    • Kittens
  • What is your favorite live show?

    • Wordstock
    • Aladdin on Ice
    • David Hasselhoff on Ice
    • The Little Mermaid on Ice
  • Who’s your celebrity crush?

    • Sigmund Freud
    • Virginia Wolf
    • Francis Bacon
    • The Rock