Shadad, known by his Twitter handle @ForzaMundial, is the creator of the popular Twitter page @ElasticoFX. They are a designing page creating posters, lock screens and wallpapers etc. of the biggest players and teams of the game. @ElasticoFX have racked up 10k followers since being formed in November 2015. Shadad controls the admin duties of the page including selecting new designers whilst also designing himself. I spoke to him to find out more about this exciting project.
What gave you the idea to form @ElasticoFX?
"Ah, the idea of ElasticoFX wasn’t mine. A fellow designer suggested that we should create a designing page as he really liked my designs and felt that we could work well together. The idea of ElasticoFX."
Did you create it to display your own designs or have you always planned to have a network of designers contributing?
"It was initially a page of two people showcasing our designs, however, my partner had to leave the page due to him having less time, therefore it was me by myself. I couldn't cope on my own as we used to receive plenty of requests so I decided to bring in some more people."
How do you select your designers?
"Obviously, one of the lead admins for a page of 10,000 followers means that we have a higher and much more different than we had a few months ago. Previously, we looked for people who could do basic designs, but now because of improved demand and the required standard, we look for designers who are talented, have versatility in their designs and are clean and are able to design regularly."
What is your favourite design you have created?
"I’ve made plenty of designs, and I do have quite a few favourites."
What is your favourite design created by someone else for @ElasticoFX?
"I’m quite grateful to be working alongside some really talented designers, but my favourite has to be this by @K23Dez on Twitter. He is an incredibly talented designer."
Which of the designs have gained the most popularity?
"We’ve had loads of tweets which have gained a lot of popularity. The most RT’d was the kit concept I did in collaboration with @CechThis (Cech him out, great designer)."
Which other editors do you admire?
"There are so many designers I admire. First one has to be @CechThis. Super editor, and the reason I got into editing in the first place. @Lagvilava7 is another. He is arguably the best editor on Twitter, no surprise to see his work has been noticed by Ozil (three times!) and Alexis Sanchez. @Marayu9 is also one of the very best. A very talented designer, getting her work on websites like goal.com. Other designers are @GFX_7, @DanDigital, @RZR_GFX, @lmaosimon, @K23Dez, @Morenology, @MARK_WH1TE, @WorldClass and everyone who is part of ElasticoFX. Also, I’d like to mention, @OID__, probably the most significant member of the page for what he has done. He set a standard for his versatility but also his attitude. He has managed to secure deals with huge pages which have enabled us to grow. Constantly brimming with new ideas, and has helped design the unbelievable layout for our page. Has revolutionised EFX. I know I’m forgetting some people, but I really admire more than the people I’ve listed. Everyone is unique in their own way and have a very strong point in different ways. (I know I’m forgetting some people), but I really admire more than the people I’ve listed. Everyone is unique in their own way and have a very strong point in different ways."
Do you intend to expand @ElasticoFX? If so, into what and how?
"Yes, I and my fellow ElasticoFX members do intend to expand the page. We have recently opened a new Instagram and Facebook page. The Facebook page has 100 likes and the Instagram page has over 400 followers. We hope we can gain some stability on those platforms. Also, a new high-quality website is on its way which would include exclusives for designs, information and tutorials."
My comment: "ElasticoFX is really a standout for me on Twitter. Bringing together a network of great designers into one gives us to view all the best edits in one place as well as see the most talented designers link up. I highly recommend you follow them @ElasticoFX."