book design

it’s like body language for your writing

The story goes beyond the words

It is through design that words make their first impact on a reader; a good design reflects the book’s content, drawing the reader in and guiding them through the work … without getting in their way.

As an independent graphic designer, I pride myself on creating clean, consistent designs for my clients, where attention to detail enhances everyone's experience.

“A book is an island of calm, where nuance and explanation are still possible.”

On visual design…

I believe visual design is far more than logos and icons: it is a systematic way of reinforcing the message through the design of the communications.

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About illustrada…

I'm passionate about the design of “long-form” content, especially books and other information rich systems. Complex ideas are carried by clear design.

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About Paul Nylander and illustrada

My passion is book design: long-form content, including handbooks, guide books, and other conveyors of information. As a lover of books and other information systems, I focus my work on information design, publication & editorial design, and data visualization, while leveraging my love of writing, photography, and illustration. Taking the time to learn, then using that understanding to explain—in words and images—is what I do best. Contact me at

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