Welcome to the home of What Now Design and Mi Ae Lipe.

I am an editor, author, blogger, graphic designer, book doula, illustrator, project manager, and general grunt worker. For nearly two decades, I have been helping companies and individuals alike create beautiful, award-winning publications, as well as publishing my own art and writing.

My background and interests are diverse and unlikely, ranging from fine art and fashion design to food writing and driving techniques. Pursuing these endeavors has given me the ability to interpret your projects as a whole from a deeply creative and unique perspective.

I specialize in helping authors self-publish books, guiding their raw manuscripts through the sometimes labyrinthine process of editing, design, layout, and production into final print, with incredible service and equally good doses of humor and patience.