_JEdits_ is one of Twitter’s rising football graphic designers. The current 15-year-old had set up his Twitter profile after taking inspiration off F_Edits and DesignFootyIG and since has learnt the skills in Photoshop and gained over 2000 followers within the 6 months. His designs caught my eye and so I spoke to him to find out more about what it is like.
There are many football edit accounts on Twitter with a tonne of followers, so how do you aim to replicate these?
"I need to keep going forward and working hard. I also need to keep my fans happy."
At the age of 15, are you learning graphic design at school or just practising on Photoshop?
"I’m really just practising on Photoshop as my school doesn’t provide that. However, if the opportunity comes in the future then sure!"
How do you work in the way of when do you post edits, and which images do you choose to edit and why. Is it for a particular event or just something to freshen your timeline?
"Usually, I do edits of pictures during that week. I mostly do mobile wallpapers, so when I find an image, I look at its size and quality. I usually get my images from @footballinhqs (great account!)"
Including F_Edits and DesignFootyIG, do any other editors inspire you?
@F_Edits – "The main reason I started doing edits. Such an inspiration to me and he’s so talented."
@DesignFootyIG – "Another one of my inspirations, I love his style."
@ledits__ - "He has such a clean style of making his edits, I love it."
@FootballDesign5 – "Similar to me in editing, great guy, and he’s very supportive."
@Rzr_Gfx – "Great account and he is very talented."
@daviesdesign_ - "Good editing account on the rise."
@GFX_7 – "One of the best out there, he is amazing."
@Lagvilava7 – "Underrated designers, very talented guy."
"And also not to forget @drogbanger, @marcelgraphics, @CechThis and @footygraphs."
What is your favourite edit you have made?
"I have a few, but my favourite has to be my Eden Hazard edit with Pedro behind him."
So far, what is the proudest moment from your Twitter account?
"Well, one of my favourite players, N’Golo Kante retweeted my edit, but I wasn’t too proud of the design. But one that has gained attention is my Cristiano Ronaldo edit with him holding the Euro trophy on his head."
How would you like to take _JEdits_ to the next level? Is there a job you aspire for or a website/shop you aim to start?
"To be honest, I’m not looking to turn this into a job. I really do this as a hobby. But if the opportunity came up, I’d surely think about it."
What have you learnt as a designer?
"Just to be original, creative and very unique!"
My comment: "_JEdits_ has certainly come up with fabulous designs in the 6 months that he's been on Twitter. It's great to see why he began his account as he wanted to be like his inspirations. Keep an eye out for him by making sure you give him a follow."