It's 24 years now, since I made my professional sporting debut.
Never heard of me?
I'll forgive you, as mere days into my sporting career I was involved in a motorcycle accident, that smashed my knee up, and whilst I recovered from that accident, my knee was never going to be strong enough again, to return my performances to the dizzy heights expected of me, so almost instantly my promising, fledgling sports career was over.
However, I never turned my back on sport, or sports entertainment, and it never turned it's back on me, and in the ensuing years I have held many positions, in the sporting world, from talent scout, to coach.
During that time I've had the privilege of making many friends, within the industry, and watching many stars of the future before their breakthroughs, which has allowed me to follow their careers, literally from start to finish.
My hunger for sport is as strong today as it's ever been, and I'm still always looking out for the next big thing, the next superstar, that's going to set the world alight.
I am a featured illustrator/designer for major sports brands like ESPN, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. I also work directly with professional teams, I am the exclusive digital illustrator for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, I have worked on a variety of digital and merchandise products for The New York Red Bulls and my artwork has been on the cover of the Phoenix Suns Free Throw Magazine. In addition I work with professional athletes organizations like J.R. Smith's Reach Anonymous and sports agents like Hazan Sports Management.
My work has been written about in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Fox Sports and in many other sports media outlets. Recently I worked on editorial illustrations for Fansided and Cover 32. I would love to have an opportunity to create some designs and illustrations for Bleacher Report as well if you are interested. You can see my work on my website elliotgerard.com or my Instagram account @elliotgerard.
Thanks for you time and consideration and I look forward to talking further with you.
All the best,
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