Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist Administrator 5D MII 50MM 1.4Male/United States Groups :iconhq: hq
DeviantArt Headquarters
Recent Activity
Deviant for 16 Years
Core Member 'til Hell freezes over
Statistics 739 Deviations 57,770 Comments 3,824,169 Pageviews


community ideas for deviantART

Provided by the community for consideration by deviantART; Please comment on this collection or note me if you'd like a particular idea to be added to this collection for review!!


As we strive together towards a more creative life, sharing our creations with one another for discussion, we inevitably contribute to breaking down barriers of the mind that plague others from beginning their own creative journey. This is a great positivity that we collectively contribute to society together, for 16 effing years as of today!!!!!!!!! If you can believe it.

I wanted to raise a quick toast to unicorns, ponies and bloodlines of drawn horses. Big ups to llamas, hodor and pikachu. A special celebration for art that some find exciting and others find strange, because those artworks truly push the boundaries. And of course to the best of the best gems from our community, that everyone would agree are great contributions of art in pop culture.

Thank you for making DeviantArt great for 16 years!

I especially want to thank our extended family of team members past and present. Sometimes it is rock and roll around here, sometimes it is the highest of highs and other times its just not fun. But at the heart of it all is a great cause we all deeply share a lifelong passion for.

Cheers to many more years of being DeviantArt, a force of inspiration and good people, here to nurture our world creatively.

Happy 16th Birthday DeviantArt! You already got an official DeviantArt Lexus 3 years ago, now Fella can finally drive it!

LExus 2 by psas

With Artgerm at #sdcc checking out the new Pepper sculpture by sideshow! Amazing moment!

Filename by spyed
Supporting some fresh artists at the hotel cafe in hollywood, enjoying a bodingtons which I've not had in a while but should not forget again. I hope you are feeling creative, and inspired at the same time. Good things happen then.


5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.


Add a Comment:
WeWillWeWill Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:Harrass Me Here Senpai!:heart:
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
DreamCyberium Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Report them to the helpdesk.
DoNotGiveUpDarling Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Hello! There's something wrong with DA, me and a few others' notifications won't load! Can you help?
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016   Photographer
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I see this change is about as big as the Webcam removal: a very small change yet somehow creates a big backlash.

In other words, don't get so worked up over it :B
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Changes for changes sake aren't improvements. There is good reason to get worked up about changes that have no benefits whatsoever.
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I never said they were improvements.
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment: