My journey with art and design on the internet started somewhat early. In 2001, I joined skinz.org, the then-bustling social network for designers. Needing more "room to breathe" on my non-digital works, I joined DeviantArt in January 2002, a small social network for artists and designers to showcase their traditional and digital works. During what I fondly nickname it's "renaissance age" in 2004, DeviantArt was home to thousands of the web's biggest and most talented names in design. This was back when the term "social network" hadn't yet been coined.
Sometime in 2005, the term "Web 2.0" started floating around the internet, and more young