Publications Manager, Tobacco Control Unit
B.F.A, Graphic Design, Mississippi State University
Miranda Robertson is a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU) and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Now with over a decade of graphic design experience, Miranda’s design career began with Mississippi Tobacco Data (MTD) at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) at MSU as a part-time Undergraduate Graphic Designer in August 2009. She was promoted to a Research Associate I in 2011 and was later promoted to a Graphic Designer in 2013. She has recently been promoted to the position of Publications Manager after initiating an expansion of her role within MTD and the SSRC to include more art direction responsibilities and collaboration with other researchers an research groups. Miranda’s experience includes designing pieces such as infographics, data driven reports and factsheets, annual reports, quarterly newsletters, graphs and charts, print ads, display banners, posters, mail-outs, and artwork for digital use. She has extensive print production experience, has art directed numerous design projects, has managed/mentored graphic design students, and also maintains the MTD website. In addition to her work with MSU, Miranda also spends her spare time during evenings and weekends designing for her freelance consulting clients through MirKat Designs, the freelance design business she started over a decade ago. She has designed state-wide public health campaigns, branding packages, countless logos, data-driven reports and factsheets, graphs and charts, infographics, digital marketing platforms, display banners, posters, and mail-outs for clients such as the Mississippi Public Health Institute, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the United States Army, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and the Starkville Oktibbeha Unity League. Miranda is involved with the Starkville Area Arts Council and the American Institute of Graphic Artists. She has achieved numerous state and regional level awards for her design work, including a national level Outstanding Achievement Award and full spread print feature from HOW Magazine, September 2011 Edition, for her Handmade Self-Promotional Book.