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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.

PERSON

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.

FUTURE

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: wallpaper.deviantART.com (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.
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Serrara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Spyed! :D
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DavisJes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Happy Birthday by KmyGraphic
Wishing you the very best on your special day!
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StormFangs Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Writer
Happy Birthday!! :D
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gigigirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
w00t! Wishing you an Awesome birthday Spyed!! I love deviantART! 
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
have the best Birthday :)

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akko-akko Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
with lasted Birthday
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kitycute998 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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Donnesmarcus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
happy b-day Have your cake and eat it too Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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ThetaSigmaIV Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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