Hello and welcome to my brand new, sparkly, freelance design business!
My name is Michele Maakestad and I am an award-winning graphic designer. Over my career I have worked in copy shops, print shops, T-shirt businesses, and for the past 20 years in newspaper advertising. If you can put ink on it, I’ve probably designed it.
About a year ago, an author friend decided to independently-publish her novel after her traditional publisher went out of business, and she asked me to work with her to design her new book cover. The great experience of working with her helped me realize there is a growing opportunity in the self-publishing market for reasonably-priced professional book designers, and I am excited to feel this need.
I’ve decided to take the plunge into freelance book cover, typesetting, and interior design to fill this need. You can check out my About Me page if you want to see my resume and all the nitty-gritty details about my work and clients. My Gallery page showcases a portfolio of my past work, my Blog contains updates of my current work, and the Rates page will give you a rough estimate of what to expect for your project. I want to make sure my clients will get the best value for their dollar. Your success is my success and I’d love to be part of your production team.