Taking a more personal look at the people behind the deviantART admin symbols.
How did you first discover deviantART?
When I was a young teenager, my grandfather bought me a new computer. The guys who built it installed Photoshop on there and I began playing with it, learning how to make neat stuff. At some point I wanted to show off what I was making, so I searched online for art sites. I came upon Deskmod.com, and made that my home for a little while. Eventually, I saw a little news article on deskmod announcing the launch of deviantART.com, so I checked it out. I liked it, not because it was dark green, but because the community was smaller and it was easier to get people to see my work. Within a short period of time I stopped bothering with most other websites and just stuck with dA!
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
At the time it was the small commu