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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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Creepypastagirl12864 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  New member
I was a former banned user JTKLover13, let me explain why I said "I'm underaged"

I LIED about being under aged, I'm actually older than thirteen
I lied cause of a stamp I found saying about under aged deviants
I felt bad for those kinds of deviantartists, so I said "I'm under 13" so they wouldn't feel left out
SealyTheSeal Featured By Owner 3 days ago
OMG!!!! This comment is so pathetic and funny. XD
FireSparkProduction Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe wait a couple of years then dA might bring back your account?

That's what Splash did.
Creepypastagirl12864 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  New member
WAIT, she was banned before?!
FireSparkProduction Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, because she was underage.
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Yeah, you can.
Creepypastagirl12864 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member
My friend got on my account
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
you can contact the help desk and send them a scan or photo of your birth certificate.
Creepypastagirl12864 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member
Problem, I don't know where my birth certificate is, and I can't contact the help desk cause I have to use my old account for the help desk to change it, and I can't go to the help desk cause I'm "underaged" on that account
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
tough luck.
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