Nathan Pyritz, designer

Nathan Pyritz portrait

Hello, I’m Nathan. I am a book designer and musician based in Boston, Massachusetts.

I have worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. Currently, I primarily design young adult and middle-grade fiction and nonfiction interiors. I also design book jackets and covers, graphic novels, and picturebooks.

I care deeply about building and supporting the local (and far-flung) design community. I served on the board of AIGA Boston for seven years, where I led the Design for Good initiative before serving as VP of Programming. During that time I helped produce events on topics including type design, healthcare, food trucks (and beyond), UX design, business and strategy, and more. I ran a monthly design-book discussion group, helped create a design conference that ran for three years, and collaborated with the ICA Boston on a yearly design lecture.

I am always happy to make new connections, and am open to taking on new projects if they’re a good fit. Please reach out and say hello.

Say hello . . .

Some of my work . . .

The Family Fortuna title page

The Family Fortuna

by Lindsay Eagar

Interior Design

YA Fiction [2023]

Revolution In Our Time title page spread

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People

by Kekla Magoon

Interior Design

YA Non-fiction [2021]

You Can't Say That title page

You Can’t Say That!: Writers for Young People Talk about Censorship, Free Expression, and the Stories They Have to Tell

compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus

Interior Design

YA Non-fiction [2021]

The Suffragist Playbook half-title page

The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World

by Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Interior Design

YA Non-fiction [2020]

Gold Rush Girl half-title page

Gold Rush Girl

by Avi

Interior Design

Middle-Grade Fiction [2020]

Otherwood title page


by Pete Hautman

Interior Design

Middle-Grade Fiction [2018]

The Radical Element title page

The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls

edited by Jessica Spotswood

Interior Design

YA Fiction Anthology [2018]

Monstrous Affections cover

Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant

Cover and Interior Design

YA Fiction Anthology [2014]

Smash 1 cover

SMASH: Trial by Fire

by Chris A. Bolton, illustrated by Kyle Bolton

Cover and Interior Design

Middle-Grade Graphic Novel [2013]

Steampunk cover

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant

Cover and Interior Design

YA Fiction Anthology [2012]

Step Gently Out cover

Step Gently Out

by Helen Frost, photographs by Rick Lieder

Cover and Interior Design

Picturebook / Poetry / Photography [2012]