Nathaniel Roy

Nathaniel Roy – Designer

Book designer and collage maker who specializes in thoughtful, conceptual, and deceptively simple covers with strong typography.

Overview

I’m a Michigan-based graphic designer with a focus on publishing and non-profit design. I am currently an in-house designer at the Ann Arbor District Library and a freelance book designer. When I’m not designing a book, I’m probably reading (or buying) several, walking, taking photographs, making collages, or watching YouTube videos about food with my partner and dog. Although these days, I’m probably changing a diaper or napping on the couch.

I have designed books and their covers for Fifth Avenue Press, Scribe Media, and various University Presses throughout the years. I specialize in thoughtful, conceptual, and deceptively simple covers with strong typography.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Classics Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Poetry
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2018 — Present

Ann Arbor District Library

Sep, 2019 — Present

• Design book covers and interiors for AADL’s Fifth Avenue Press
• Create digital and physical promotional materials for events and programs including posters, brochures, social media image suites, and motion graphics for video programs.
• Conceptualize and design merchandise prizes for AADL’s popular Summer Game program

Gannett

Mar, 2017 — Sep, 2019 (over 2 years)

• Art directed and designed award winning, multi-issue series
• Designed daily newspaper pages
• Designed logos, maps and graphics for publication
• Copy edited headlines, captions and stories for AP Style
• Collaborated with editors, reporters, and other designers on a nightly basis

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Natasha M.

Natasha M.

Jul, 2023

Working with Nathaniel has been wonderful and easy. His design instincts and acumen are spot on and he's professional and delivers on time. I hope to work with him again and again in the future.

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