MARY BEECH, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER & SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Miranda is a highly skilled art producer in her own right. She has phenomenal contacts, is a great assessor of both the needs of a project and of the perfect talent to bring the concept to reality. She produces campaigns and photoshoots that over deliver on the brief, meet the needs of the brand, and are on time and on budget. Her ability to build an accurate budget and appropriate timeline for all the levels of work involved are second to none. Given the number of shoots we do in a given month at kate spade new york, I liken Miranda to an orchestra conductor. There are so many pieces, players and clients that she has to move toward the chosen direction. Miranda is stellar, and has personally produced a large quantity of shoots for us on her own.
However, art production is only one aspect of Miranda’s role at kate spade new york. During our 20 months of working together Miranda and I have built the Production and Creative Services department at kate spade new york from one individual – Miranda herself – to a team of seven supporting and 34 person creative team executing a $15M+ production budget. Miranda oversees art production, print production, 3D/Event production and creative services. Miranda is a very strong manager, and she hired a team of seven from the ground up, sourcing and identifying the right talent and culture fits and then growing and developing this team into an integral part of the marketing organization. Miranda has natural leadership instincts and intuitively knows how to best motivate individuals toward success for the brand and company, as well as personal success. She is very well loved by her team as she allows them to own their role and accountabilities while always being at the ready to remove barriers and ensure their success.
Miranda has been my right hand for almost two years. She builds, maintains and delivers amazing work from our lean budget. She ensures all of the multitudes of work that emanate from our entirely in-house creative team is high quality, delivers on the brief, is on time and is on budget. She leads her own team, as well as provides leadership to a team of 30+ creative who were without a vice president for almost a year. She is a pleasure to work with personally, and an integral part of my leadership team and our creative team. I highly recommend Miranda Kendrick and wish her continued success.
JEFF KLING, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, WIEDEN+KENNEDY, AMSTERDAM
I write to urge you to hire this double-extra rad producer woman named Miranda Kendrick. She accidentally moved to New York from here (w+k Amsterdam) to be with this Swede she accidentally married, and she’s solid gold. There were more tears at her departure than at The Dear Ayatollah’s funeral. Whoever picks her up will prosper. You’ll basically find yourselves carrying paper grocery bags full of cash to the bank every day, and you’ll have no idea why. It’s Miranda. JeffK
JON PEARCE, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BBH, NEW YORK
Miranda is a consummate professional, through and through. She combines an extremely discerning eye with a vast, encyclopedic knowledge of the visual world that surrounds us. When you factor in her relentless drive to find the right solution for the challenge, you get someone who doesn't merely fulfill the assignment, but pluses the work and takes it to a new level. And while "relentless" could suffice in describing the thoroughness of her work, a more accurate descriptor would be "care". She cares, in all the best senses of the word. Because care is about heart, and you can't accomplish things that are unique and special without having the heart to overcome the myriad of financial, rational, subjective and/or random reasons that keep amazing work from seeing the light of day.And one more note: while her current title is "Art Producer", her talents allow her to become much more of a contributor and creator, in addition to facilitating the creation of world-class communications.
ERIC QUENNOY, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, WIEDEN+KENNEDY, AMSTERDAM
Here's what you need to know. Miranda rocks. I have worked with her a lot in her time at W + K and she has always come through with the goods. Quite simply, she knows her stuff, gets the job done, works hard, loves what she does, and is never afraid to give you her professional opinion on things (which, I might add, is almost always right). And best of all, she's an absolute pleasure to have around. Half your luck if you ever get a chance to hire her. Quennoy
ANDREW KONINGEN, HEAD OF ART BUYING, WIEDEN+KENNEDY, AMSTERDAM
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Miranda for the past few years. She’s a wonderfully talented personality, one that everyone falls in love with, her commitment to projects is astonishingly impressive. She goes out of her way to please everyone involved; Creatives, Accounts, Artists and Clients. Her management of details is astoundingly precise and organized. Anyone who is lucky enough to work closely with Miranda will benefit is some manner, whether it be intellectually, financially, or famously, she will most definitely make you look good. Damn good in fact. I relied heavily on Miranda for support and advice, in all areas. She essentially ran the Art Buying department, allowing me to take the credit for everything great that came through us, which was everything we ever touched. I owe her a lot, I’m grateful. If you are ever as lucky to be in the position of adding Miranda to your everyday functions, do it, don’t even think about just do it. Yours Awesomely, Andrew K
MARK BERNATH, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, WIEDEN+KENNEDY, AMSTERDAM
God bless Miranda’s eyeballs. They see all the right things. They see the right people to bring things to life in the right way. I want my ideas to date her eyeballs and birth beautiful babies that take after their mother. It’s rare for someone to be able to have good taste in such a wide range of styles. I consider Miranda as much a creative as any of us. If I ever get blinded by some unfortunate accident, I hope my new eyeballs come from Kendrick stem cells. Mark Bernath, Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, Amsterdam.
ERIK HOLMDAHL, CREATIVE DIRECTOR BBH, NEW YORK
I've worked with Miranda at StrawberryFrog in Amsterdam for about 4 years and now have the pleasure of working with her at BBH New York. Miranda is fantastic - she is a rare talent, she makes stuff happen. She is smart and nothing is impossible to her. She is awesome.
AL KELLY, CREATIVE DIRECTOR (STRAWBERRYFROG, FALLON, CHIAT, GOODBY, SILVERSTEIN AND PARTNERS)
Miranda Kendrick has been a Producer at StrawberryFrog in Amsterdam for 3 years. She is smart, efficient, pro-active and a pleasure to work with. Although we do quite a bit of commercial production here for major International clients, StrawberryFrog is a relatively small office and requires people to wear multiple hats. During that period Miranda managed to handle not only the duties of a TV Producer, but also the demands of Artbuyer and Print producer. I would recommend Miranda highly to anyone considering employing her. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
MARK CAROLAN, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STRAWBERRY FROG
Miranda is one of life’s doers. She gets things done. And gets them done well. She is extremely passionate about her work and that shows in everything she does. If there’s a new photography technique out there, she’ll find it. If there’s a new director out there, she’ll bring them in. She gets things done. Miranda has a split personality. One of them is this extremely polite, diplomatic, can’t do enough for you through-and-through lovely person. The other is a tyrant. A tough, persuasive, aggressive strong-willed bulldog. As a Creative Director, I like them both. Production company producers fear the latter. Miranda, quite simply, is a great person to have around. I would highly recommend her for a position at any agency. Please feel free to give me a call or drop me a line if you require further accolades. Regards, Mark Carolan, freelance Creative Director.
AGA WALA, PRODUCER, THERAPY FILMS
Miranda is one of the most professional and creative people I know. No matter what, she always delivers the best piece of work. She has got a real talent in finding new photographers, directors and creative services. I would highly recommend her to anyone, she is a pleasure to work with.” Aga Wala, Producer Therapy Films.
MARK CHALMERS, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PERFECT FOOLS
No rousing rhetoric needed here. Miranda is enthusiastic, trustworthy, hardworking and a breath of fresh air. Mark Chalmers.
CORINNA FALUSI, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STRAWBERRYFROG
Miranda is an extremely creative art buyer that always surprised me. She is a pleasure to work with and I miss her and her enthusiasm. Corinna Falusi.
BRIAN ELLIOT, CEO & FOUNDER, AMSTERDAM WORLDWIDE (FORMERLY STRAWBERRYFROG)
Miranda is a top notch producer, self-starter, and all around positive person to have around. I would recommend her without hesitation. Brian Elliot.