the Design Office of Matt Stevens - Direction + Design + Illustration

The Rookie Handbook

The Rookie Handbook is a humorous and insightful look at the life of an NFL rookie. It's designed to give a behind the scenes glimpse at life in the big leagues for the legions of NFL fans. I had the pleasure of designing the book and creating all the illustrations in collaboration with the creative team of Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross and Geoff Hangartner. Weighing in at 176 pages and with 250+ illustrations, its available for purchase at many outlets and online. See where at

The concept has already spread to a partnership with the NFL Network via a series of true rookie stories that run on the network and online.

Illustration / Layout & Design

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