Jo is a deaf photographer residing in the United States. She has made a definite impact on the community after being under the name JamminJo for only a year. She works in a handful of groups such as DevNews, dAWishingWell, projecteducate, StaffAppreciation and more.
Now, on with the questions!
First off, could you give us a brief introduction of yourself?
Hello everyone I am a Deaf person and love photography, I also enjoy collecting many different mediums of artistic creations. Currently, I help to administrate 10 groups on deviantART and truly love helping the deviantART Community to stay positive and productive.
How did you discover deviantART?
I was introduced to deviantART through an acquaintance in 2008. I set up an account and everything was going smoothly, I was making friends and learning so much from the deviantART Community. However, the acquaintance that introduced me to dA started to harass me, my watchers and friends. I let my old account sit idle while I thought of what was best to do for my watchers and friends. After a short time away, I decided that I was not going to let someone that cannot control themselves in a adult manner keep me away from a community that I truly love. I took my power back made another account, blocked the acquaintance and lived happily ever after.
JamminJo via DevNews working with her to create the new journal layout. She was ultra friendly and I was overwhelmed by her enthusiasm for my art and journals. She is very kind and cheerful and makes DA a warmer, more personal place. I feel like we bonded instantly."
How has deviantART changed your life?
deviantART has changed my life in so many positive ways I have learned so many wonderful photography tips through tutorials, deviants and groups. I have also had the opportunity to start learning CSS and I am loving it.
Every morning I enjoy signing onto the deviantART Community along with a cup of coffee and my two dogs snuggled next to me There is always something new and exciting happening.
What is your ultimate goal as a member on deviantART?
Share the Love of Art help as many deviants as I possibly can help and someday....... I hope to become a Community Volunteer for the deviantART Community.
What do you think about the deviantART community in general?
After being introduced to deviantART, I researched several other photography/art web-sites and in my deviantART has the best community structure for showcasing artistic creations, tutorials for beginners to professionals, creative contest and challenges from groups, deviants & deviantART. Simply stated; there is no other online community that comes close to deviantART's Core Values FAQ #84: What are the Core Values of the Community Relations Department? The deviantART Community is uniquely special and I will continue to "Pay it Forward" and give back to the deviantART Community.
You are hardworking when it comes to DevNews, what makes good news, good?
Knowing your audience is a must
I believe what makes good news must have the following elements: EXPLAIN WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW AND WHY: After the leading paragraph, which should consist of a brief anecdote or fact, explain the basics of who, what, when, where, how and why.
Additionally, proofreading your work is a must! Grammatical, spelling and typing errors are distracting, unprofessional and possibly will damage your credibility.
Can you tell us a bit more about the dAWishingWell, and what your role is in that group?
I am a Co-Founder of dAWishingWell and dAWishingWell is a group specifically created to give back to the deviantART Community by granting dA-related wishes such as premium memberships, super-group status, point donations, features, DD requests, and more.
Who inspires you when it comes to photography and being so involved in the community?
My photography and community inspiration comes from so many talented deviants, all of these deviants have influenced my artwork and community involvement and if you can believe it........ this list would have been much longer, but the recent name changes shorten the list: Astralseed TimberClipse Kaz-D Anoya dragonfly-oli DaniBabitz Jamie-MacArthur PEN-at-Work Ikarisou ScENeYmE TeaPhotography GillianIvy 3wyl bradleysays Endorell-Taelos CypherVisor DemonMathiel yvART JohnClavin ArtByCher IsacGoulart winehaus CJWilde EarthHart JZino LostKitten Mirz123 PSHoudini namenotrequired LiliWrites PurpelBlur StamatisGR Aeirmid SanguineEpitaph miontre Arichy MarcosRodriguez Vibratum alicexz Emerald-Depths The-Lantiis Iluvbiscuit2 Moonbeam13 Heidi darkSoul4Life BenHeine hiaamir Tigles1Artistry RockstarVanity Y-KaFkAs fourteenthstar Arte-de-Junqueiro.
You're stuck on a desert island with Fella, how do you escape with him?
Escape?? I wouldn't want to escape I would enjoy the island with Fella for life
The deviant you last spoke to will murder Mrs. White in the Library with the first thing you see on your left. Who is it and what was the murder weapon?
Run, run............. Mrs. White........ GillianIvy is going to murder you with my coffee cup!!!!
To end the interview, would you like to promote something or inspire us with a quote?
"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
~ Mark Twain
Thank you bradleysays for this wonderful interview opportunity and a huge Congratulations on becoming the dA Related Gallery Community Volunteer