The DeviantArt Community Turns 14
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Published: August 7, 2014
 
 
 
The DeviantArt Community Turns 14
 

When you're young, your teenage years can't come soon enough. Thirteen was fun, but with a whole year as a teenager under your belt, you start to get perspective on what it means to grow up. You're not there yet, but the path ahead is clear and inspiring.

At 14, you start taking on responsibilities and testing out maturity, while continuing to reach for the stars and fostering the creativity that's such an integral part of your life.

DeviantArt's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of this new chapter. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us every step of the way.

 
We are where art starts
 

We are where art starts, but that is only the beginning. We are a community for the creative in everyone to develop and heighten their personal sense of taste, but that's not where it ends. We are the movement for the liberation of creative expression.

We believe that art is for everyone, and we're creating the cultural context for how it is created, discovered and shared.

Artists love us because we are an inclusive and supportive community. We help them find their identity through self-expression. We provide the tools, resources and exposure to enable them to become better, more successful artists. We inspire people to create art by feeding their creativity.

 
The Global Undercurrent of Creativity
 

We provide endless entertainment and inspiration. This is where you see it first. This is where whatever you're into, no matter how niche, is embraced and expressed by a dedicated community of likeminded creatives. This is where the global undercurrent of creativity feeds the future of popular culture.

 

There's no other place like DeviantArt. We are an unapologetically addictive experience. Our world is a prolific orgy of originality where creatives enjoy freedom of artistic expression. We are the deviation of creativity that shatters the confines of expectation. We can't help it — it runs through our veins and compels us to nurture it in others. This is DeviantArt.

 
Bleed and Breed ArtAngelo Sotira (Spyed) DeviantArt CEO and Co-Founder
 
Questions for the Reader

And now we turn to you for the next step in our journey. Where should we head next? What would you like to see the DeviantArt community accomplish in the future?



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Happy birthday. XD
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aaahappylatebday
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:D
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Nice! :D
Congrats dA! :squee:
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Cookie-LuiginoidHobbyist General Artist
Awwww, awesome Works! :3
#HooraydA ! :D
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Happy Belated B-day!
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QuestathanaStudent Writer
Congrats
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ColonelBatterHobbyist General Artist
14 years nice
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Hoopy 14th biffday?
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ameslovessonicStudent General Artist
Nice :D inspirational words
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kat1004Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's an idea: For your next birthday, dA, go back to your old, better-looking logo...? Please? It's what a great deal of the community wants...
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Lula-BlueProfessional General Artist
Happy very late birthday. :)
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spyedHobbyist General Artist
You are pretty close to the next one. Thanks!!
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ShandianLeiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday : )
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:D
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yay
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Flam92Hobbyist Photographer
It's a bit late but...happy b-day DA!
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