mmw graphic design

Books, LLC

About Michelle

I began my graphic design career in a small town Wisconsin mom-and-pop print shop. That was back when the Macintosh desktop publishing computer was the newest, greatest innovation. The tiny 8.5-inch black and white screen was an amazing, time-saving replacement for the old Compugraphic typesetter. This little 512K workhorse launched a revolution in graphic design along with my career.

Following my love of words, books, and learning, my career evolved from general design to textbooks, to trade books, then to ebooks. I live and work in South Florida and provide designs to clients all over the world. I give them personal service with high standards of design and typography. I work hard to bring out the unique personality of each book, making sure it is recognizable as its genre, but is unique enough to attract attention. My designs fit in and stand out.

In my latest endeavor, I am putting my passion for literature and history into publishing Keynote Classics™. These are newly published original texts with an added Introductory Key that helps students and casual readers to enjoy sometimes challenging books and to get a little more out of the book than what is on the surface of the story. Historical research puts the novel into perspective and introduces the author. The paperback versions have wide margins for note-taking to help students get more from their reading experience and remember, discuss, or write more confidently about classic literature. Click here to see the latest releases.

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Client Reviews

Michelle was a pleasure to work with. She was flexible, competent, attentive to details, and highly professional in all aspects of her work. I worked with her on three books both in print, kindle, and ebook formats and she is my "go to" person for any additional publishing work I plan to do. Because of Michelle's attention to detail, my work is better for having had her on my team and I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a professionally done job.

Eleanor Haspel-Portner, Ph.D., 

Astrology Essentials, Cosmic Secrets, and Second Degree Reiki

MMW_Graphic_Design provided excellent professionalism, timeliness, and design expertise. We couldn't be happier with the end product and would highly recommend this company for your design needs. Our first cookbook is a great success because of MMW Graphic Design!

Angela Gaffney, Essential Health and Wellness: Breakfast

Michelle did great work and was very professional. She worked with me to make sure my goals were achieved for cover and interior design of my book. She provided an extremely fast turnaround, with great quality and best of all she was easy to communicate with. Definitely would recommend her highly for interior design work of any kind! A pleasure to work with.

Jack Levine, Pieces Still Good

Great work done by this Guru. Five stars across the board. Worked with me patiently since this was my first book. Her input was extremely helpful. Her design creativity was perfect.

Joseph Blomer, Living the Single Life 

We got lucky when we found MMW because not only is she an excellent person for InDesign she also did photo research. MMW is a women of many talents. She has a history degree and has been making fantastic timelines for us that requires knowledge of history. The creativity and balance really made it a standout. She recently knew we had a tight deadline and went in full on to give an outstanding effort. That is the work ethic I wish the next generation to look up to. Well done Michelle.

Sharon Wynne, XAMonline Study Guide: AP US History

Michelle did a great job. I knew exactly what I wanted before we began the project and she delivered it. As I told Michelle, I could not be happier with the work that she did. I highly recommend her and will use her in the future.

Susan Allocco, Eat Right For Life

Absolutely a pleasure to work with. Jobs were done with much thought and expertise. Timeliness was terrific and I would very much recommend this freelancer. I am looking forward to hiring her for our next project as well. Top notch!

Jim Kuehnle, Clovers Garden Center

Michelle worked on the redesign of an ebook of mine, and did an excellent job. She not only produced a terrific final product, but kept me informed and communicated professionally throughout the experience. I would gladly recommend her for any book designing project you might have - I certainly will when I need help in the future!

Sean Glaze, Team Growth Discussion Challenge

MMW was extremely flexible and patient in her approach to my project, which allowed me to make sure I got everything done the way I wanted it. As someone relatively new to publishing, that was invaluable. Many thanks MMW!

Carl Dustheimer, Powerful Presentations