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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.


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MajinYggdrasill Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Why exactly did the DA staff decide to change the logo?
I've seen that logo before and it is in fact stolen.
It doesn't even look cool!
There can be no reason for that change when all you did was steal a commonly used X logo that I've seen used by many different lazy companies and then you painted it green.....
Not to mention this stolen X logo has no correlation between the site name or what it stands for and is just a pointless green scribble mark that shows how lazy some of the staff on this site are.
What was so hard about keeping the "DA" logo if you were going to use another letter anyway and with no context whatsoever?
jzmngzmn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
It is not an "X", if you read this you would know what it actually means: Boldly Facing the Future :rabbithole:

And which is the "original" of this, as you say this one is stolen? I would like to see it
MajinYggdrasill Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
just type in X logo on google and you'll see several different variations of the same thing.
Master-Otkau-Dark Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a question to any deviantART personal
is it illegal to post art to wrong categorys
i have a deviant threatining to ban me over one pic being in the wrong category
Baz135 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The most that can happen is that it gets reported and the staff move it to the correct category. That being said, you should make the effort to ensure you submit things to the correct category, so that the site stays well organized (as best it can be).
extremequeen1 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
hi did you know that my donation pool goal is 5 points
Gegabyte Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fansiivumi245 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member
hi may report dhealightsecrets it is believed moderator, and over reported :iconavylositer12: that say just stop fucking shit milks, and that has nothing wrong is not only violating a rule that said the guilt of her deviantart abandonment anger.
alienqueenslayer132 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hi can i ask you something
Marfairy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been hearing rumors that Deviantart will delete all accounts that are considered fake or useless in may. Is that true?
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