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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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AshlynArt-100 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
I wish people would stop complaining about DA's changes wth,,
Muramia Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2015  Student General Artist
I am so so so so sorry to annoy you ;n;
But this was brought to my attention…

And according to the DA policy :

FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?

FAQ #8: "What is Copyright Infringement?

To simplify this question, copyright infringement occurs when you do certain things with a creative work which someone else produced without first getting the proper permission.

Some examples of copyright infringement (this is only a partial listing) can include:

  • Placing someone else's photograph or creative work online without proper permission.
  • Using a creative work commercially without permission.
  • Adapting someone else's creative work found in one medium to another medium, such as making a book into a movie or a photograph into a painting.
  • Modifying or editing a creative work without proper permission."

FAQ #157: "Our copyright policy, in brief, states that your submissions may only contain materials or images which were created entirely through your own effort, authorized stock or resources and materials or images for which you have obtained permission for use in the submission."

Please, this  user is causing intellectual damage and infringing your own laws... And it is hurtful for all the community to know nothing is being done about it...


And I have proof, although she seems to have taken the character down... For all BUT her front page...


Sorry for the spanish on the files. 

Sincerely yours, 
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
If the person in question is using the characters in parody, then nothing can be done.
HoveringPoryZ Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
may i ask something important pls ;-;
As you see, I am currently depressed right now because STFU10 was insulting one of my allies, Kei-Crystal. He keeps calling my art ugly, he does it to Kei, as well. It always hurts me if one of my close friends are harassed on this site... I hope you help me with this. Thank you. ;)
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi!
werewolf90x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
excuse me. :iconvicks-ryokenichi: reoprted me as spam by accident. could you ignore the spam
Marshmellow-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry if it's called a spam but...
there's an art thief who recolored other people's OCs...
can you please ban her:  ?

Baz135 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Fancy seeing you here.
Baz135 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I still lurk occasionally. 
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