TheRyanFord's avatar

TheRyanFord

Minder Binder
5.4K
Watchers
1.1M
Page Views
263 Deviations
GhostSnackss
LYC4NR0C
mzisholy
Darwinu
Magnolia-portfolio
Luckypoint45
FIute
ZillennialCD98
Art-of-Avory
BenjaminSchwartz125
rosy-eclairs
Zhakiya
ekud
strongstuff
estevancarlos
hellokirti
barontieri
AshenCreative
Design-sphere
elnino
MartinSilvertant
duke
danielsyzygy
escapepodone
DonLanning
xraystyle
jeffsimpsonkh

Deviation Spotlight

Sandwich iOS Icon by TheRyanFord, visual art

Deviation Spotlight

Lava Lamp by TheRyanFord, visual art

Artist // Professional // Design & Interfaces
Badges
I've seen it: It's Coming -- Stay Tuned!
Emerald: It's a great honor to be awarded an Emerald badge! (1)
Snowball: Someone likes you, and it's snow joke! (2)
Whiskers: Submitted to the April Fools' Day category
I Heart DeviantArt Gear: Proud supporter of deviantGEAR
My Bio

Former Creative Director/Head of Design @ deviantART.com, from ~2000 to 2012. Before I was officially the Head of Design, it was more unofficial—I'd help make sure the site had the graphics and elements it needed back in the early days while I went to school. I have long since moved on, but there was a time when this website was the center of my digital universe. Although I still want the world to have a digital place where everyone can share their creative spirit, grow their artistic talents, and expand their worlds...well, this website used to be that place but maybe it isn't so much anymore.

Deviousness Award

Liquisoft has been a supporter of Deviant Art early since its inception. His vivid and creative style produces dozens of astonishing deviations, making him one of the most talented artists on this site.
Awarded Feb 2001
I don't come here a lot anymore. But when I do, I do so to see what's getting produced by the community. "What's popular today? Is it still provocative overweight anime horses and sexy lingerie model photography?" Usually it is...on the front page, at least. Having helped build this site into something-more-than-nothing I know that the front page, for all its purported attempts at sophisticated algorithmic-based sorting, is not really a reflection of the talents of the millions of members. However, it is a reflection of what's hot right now. And what's hot right now is AI-generated imagery. DALL-E 2, Midjourney, and probably 2-3 others that escape me right now. There are a number of reasons why you folks should not upload this stuff: Under the ToS of most of these systems, you don't personally own the art. The art is owned by the creators of the software that generated it. The art is generated by a system that scrapes the web looking for imagery it can categorize as something. It
23 Comments
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In

New Site Design

0 min read
Wasn't there a new site design for dA coming ~ 2.5 years ago? What happened?
27 Comments
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Hey look, I'm tweeting!
3 Comments
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In

Profile Comments 6.3K

Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In

Hello!


Are you the web designer for this Portfolio?

Are you referencing the template?

Yes, template. Did you make the one from the Portfolio?

It's possible.

We made that portfolio builder tool about 12 years ago.

I know you haven't posted in a while but I love the icons you made! I wish people still made icons in that style and I'm always excited to find more to look at

Hey' how's it's been

Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce: