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The Juggling Saboteur
Miranda Bolter
Miranda Bolter
Miranda is no stranger to the organised chaos of a working studio, she is one of twelve children and now has two of her own.

Through no fault of her own she was born on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain. Having solved that small problem, she embarked upon the most Western career she could find: Marketing. It only took ten years for Miranda to realise that her destiny lay elsewhere and, after an art school reboot, she found her vocation in design and a home in one of the smartest studios in London where she quickly became one of the most respected designers, working across the whole portfolio from global brands to small start-ups and charities.

Although her shelves are sagging under the weight of design awards from D&AD, Design Week, Clio, New York Festivals and Cannes Lions she is perversely proud of the one glaring omission: she failed her Housekeeping Badge in the Brownies in 1983. A rare smudge in an impeccable report card.

Jugglers juggle but, for an encore, the real ones do it on a monocycle - Miranda judges the D&AD New Blood Awards and mentors at the School of Communication Arts. She is a world class designer who has her feet on the ground. This is an extraordinary combination: it would be hard to name another.