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ABCs of Deviants: JamminJoWelcome to ABCs of Deviants! Where I interview deviants from A to Z! :iconjamminjo:JamminJoJo 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!Changes all around me by JamminJoFirst 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
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest! This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner. Deviant Stamps Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.(RULES) The stamps message must support/promote (RED). Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012. Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
A Week in dA Related - #051Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days. If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.This issue covers July 8th to July 14th, 2012From the WriterHey deviants,I was quite slack in terms of DDs this week, but don't worry we have a full week next week! I will be revising my Daily Deviation Suggestion Guidelines this week. In terms of the rules, they won't change - but I will be including some of my personal preferences, as some deviants wanted to know what Volunteers are actually looking for in terms of accepting suggestions (
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!Official 12th Birthday AnnouncementRead all about deviantART's Birthday here!Giveaways deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katy-L-Wood)Win yourself a Premium Membership! 7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!:bul
PE: dAmn It - What is it?dAmn it - What is it?dAmn it is a database of quotes for deviants to post any funny situations they have witnessed on deviantART's chat network.For your quotes to appear in the database, they must be approved by a Community Volunteer.Some tips (taken from the FAQ):Trim useless partsAvoid inside jokes. Remember, these quotes are going to be seen by everyone, and few people are going to appreciate private jokes!This is supposed to be a database of funny quotes, so please keep it in topicRemove potential thousands of "lol" and "rofl" lines from the end:faq74:Browsing dAmn it +♥ (+heart) a Quote:You can select your favourite quotations in the database by clicking the little +heart button next to each quote. You will then be able to view these quotations in the
CR Halloween Chat Event!Join your Community Volunteers on Halloween for a fun-filled event! DetailsHere are all the details you need to know. Time: October 31st, 2012 at 2PM PSTCheck your local time here!It is difficult to host an event that is at an appropriate time for everyone, so apologies to anyone who will not be able to attend because of the time.Activities we've planned:General Halloween Trivia!deviantART Trivia!A Q&A session with your Community Volunteers. Ask us questions about Halloween, or any Community Volunteer related questions!A Halloween themed Muro contest!Prizes will be given out on the day!Can't wait until then? Check out the dAMonsters chat game run by
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A Week in dA Related - #048Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days. If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.This issue covers June 17th to June 24th, 2012From the WriterHey deviants,I'm back from my short holiday, so I'll be going through all the DD Suggestions I received and replying to other notes I received. If you have any suggestions for the dA Related gallery, don't be afraid to note me. I'll approach all suggestions with a clear mind. Have a great week!bradleysaysCommunity Volunteer - deviantART RelatedNewsOfficial deviantART
Pimps and Whoas - July 19, 2012PimpsOfficial dA News Premium Content Platform Site Update Bug Fixes and Feedback Discussion Site Update Premium Content Platform Comic Con - Day 4 (previous three days linked at the bottom of the journal entry for Day 4) DT 2012 - Baguette meet at Breadlands
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012PimpsOfficial dA News Announcing our Creative Grants recipients Keep Calm and Comic-Con Summer Feature Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh "FAQ Revamp Underway FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
Welcoming FIVE Volunteers to the team!Please join me in welcoming five deviants to the Community Volunteer team in a wide variety of areas! We're even welcoming back a few as well! deviantART Related bradleysays General Photography IsacGoulart Darkroom Photography RockstarVanity Chats & Forums Kenny-Winker&Athos-of-Light
Happy Birthday Moonbeam13!Hello allToday marks a very special day for someone, and since this someone is our wonderful team leader, $Moonbeam13, we wanted to write a journal to say... HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIE!Now a lot of you know Danie as the big chief of the Community Relations team, but I doubt half of you truly know how much of a hard worker Danie is. Not only does she have to look after us lively lot (and by “lot” have you seen how big the CV team is?!), but she works on copious behind the scenes projects on deviantART, making this place just a little bit more devious and better for all us Artists out there in the big dA community. Not only this, but she has to have a life at the same time!Now we have decided to use Danie’s birthday for three things:1. To wish her a very happy birthday (of course)2.
Self Suggesting DD'sThank you so much for all the +favs, the comments and +devwatchs I've received and still am for my Daily Deviation "Carried Away". You guys are awesome and I appreciate your support so much! Now I have a confession to make... I self suggested this deviation to DomiSM, so it didn't come as a surprise I received it.I know from being a volunteer that some people feel that DD's should be suggested by others or that it should be a surprise. Well no, not always. Sometimes you have to fight for your work to gain exposure. Gone are the days where deviantART was a small site... you need to learn how to use the channels on dA to get the exposure your work deserves.These days, I work in vector and the high pecentage of work I upload to dA is client work. A huge part of being a Freelancer is marketting yourself and putting yourself out there. This is why self suggesting yourself for a Daily Deviation should be
The Community Relations TeamThe Community Relations Team is made up of Community Volunteers who liaise with Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13Community Volunteers help the community out by providing you – the community – with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums. You’ll find them doing the following:Helping run community challenges and educational projectsSupporting community eventsHelping moderate forumsBeing part of the #help teamBeing part of the team that moderate #devart and other official chatroomsLiaising with Moonbeam13 on community mattersBringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles and Daily DeviationsPlease read :faq85: before applying for a Community Volunteer positionNote that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualifyPlease do NOT send notesApply NowThis is a listing of our current open Community Volunteer positions within Commu
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryDaily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.Be careful what you wish for!Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.The CriticSome people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
Welcome to the 2012 dASAW! [Updated]Welcome to the 2012 deviantART Staff Appreciation Week! Hello everyone, and welcome to our second annual deviantART Staff Appreciation Week! We hope that you're as excited as we are to kick off a 7-day-long celebration of deviantART and the people who make it run smoothly for us! For this week of contests, projects, love, points, prizes, more love, and devious shenanigans, our team of volunteers has worked very hard to organize many ways of telling the staff of deviantART, rather simply, "THANK YOU!"So, without further ado, let's take a look at our schedule of events! If you are interested in seeing what's happening during the dASAW, you can refer to this journal! We will link to all of our pertinent news articles and post the dates of our contests and projects here!Don't forget to wish the deviantART staff a happy dASAW! :iconeeeeeplz: - Project - Contest - Chat Events
Pimps and Whoas - June 27, 2012PimpsOfficial dA News Voila! Paris deviantMEET Wrap Up Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England deviantART is applying to manage .art Site Update Staff Retreat, .art, deviantMEETs Infinity Seven Takes on the Coming Zerg Invation
CR Newsletter - July/August 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :Table of Contents1. Gallery Makeover Project2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5. Project Educate 20136. Art History Project7. News from the Chats and Forums8. News from the Galleries 1. Gallery Makeover ProjectFirst, thank you for all of your feedback concerning Gallery Makeovers! That information is being sorted and organized and I'll be working on one gallery at a time going forward. Recently, we announced the changes to the Journal Category tree and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I have been collecting feedback from the announcement for future consideration when it comes to future gallery additions. At this time, I will be monitoring the changes and should we ne
Untitled DraftPimpsOfficial dA News Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human Resource Roundup 8 Join us for a deviantMEET in Paris France The Muse Abides Site Update - Username Changes, Journal Widget Congrats and N
LOL Corner #123The LOL CornerThis regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you.dAmnIt! has reached over 71,000 quotes! When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!Feel free to note deshrubber with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dAmnIt! and that you give the quote number in your note.The Last 10 Editions:
PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?You're browsing deviantART or are simply checking your message centre and find a wonderful art piece. You want to suggest it as a Daily Deviation because you believe it truly deserves to be seen by the community as a whole. But how to properly suggest a DD? This article will explain the process.Things to check before sending a suggestion:The first thing you need to check is if the artist has been given a Daily Deviation in the past 6 months. Volunteers cannot feature anyone who's had a DD in that period of time with no exceptions, as this has been hard-coded into deviantART's system. "But how do I check an artist's Daily Deviations?" you may ask. Simply go to their gallery, click browse and scroll down. If they have any DDs, you'll be able to find a link to them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can add "/dds" after their profile url and click enter on your browser's address bar.
A Whole New World Contest Winners!On behalf of communityrelations, and the two galleries of Fan Art and Cosplay, I share with you our winners for the A Whole New World Contest!!! [1st] PlaceFairly Odd Parents - Tooth Fairy and Jorgen by theDevil-photographyYour Prizes are -- || // The Super deviantWEAR Bundle& || 3800 deviantART points[2nd] PlaceRomantic atmosphere by AppolinaryI
Happy [late] BirthdAy, Fan Art!Did you Know?It is a very late recognition, but our beloved Fan Art Gallery has turned 5 years old on May 9, 2012.On May 9, 2007, the Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13 announce the new Root category through a festive news announcement.And since then, the following deviants have nurtured it after it's formation.animatoraunjulirydi1689elicoronel16alexandrasalasTommyGKChewedKandiTheCreativeJenn (me!)While the growth of our Gallery were handled with various hands, we also sought after keep the community happy. Whether you are a deviant who noticed the changes since the beginning, or if you're a deviant who just recognized Fan Art
KickFlip for the Cause WinnersThe deviantART Community was challenged to create a skate deck design for one of the four bands that will be shredding up the stage at this Summer's Vans Warped Tour and support the work of Boarding for Breast Cancer and once again the community ROCKED IT!We want to thank the bands, Blessthefall, Breathe Carolina, Piercethe Veil and Tonight Alive for taking the time to judge the decks!Check out which decks the bands felt tuned into their sound the best.The deviantART Community was challenged to create a skate deck design for one of the four bands that will be shredding up the stage at this Summer's Vans Warped Tour and support the work of Boarding for Breast Cancer and once again the community ROCKED IT!We want to thank the bands, Blessthefall, Breathe Carolina, Pierce the Veil and Tonight Alive for taking the time to judge the decks!Check out which decks the bands felt tuned into their sound the best.
I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 25In this ongoing series of articles, we probe the minds of some dAmn'schannel founders to find out what makes them tick, how they've madetheir room a success and what tips they can provide to budding channelowners.---This month is LiliWrites and :#SolutionsRus:---1) First off LiliWrites, can you tell us a little bit about yourself!My name is Lili and I live in North Carolina. I have been on deviantART for about 6 years now (previously as KneelingGlory) and have grown a great deal as an artist in my time here. Most people find it curious that I am 6'3" tall, but don't particularly enjoy basketball. I'm a nerd at heart. 2) When did you first discover dAmn, and can you remember the first room you ever chatted in?I think I first discovered it when someone I watched posted a poll inviting people to come join a chatroom. I don't recall what room it was, but I remember I discovered a very silly, fun, entertaining atmosphere that was unlike any o
Fan Art DD Summary - July 2012Another month passes and it's time to review the Fan Art and Fan Fic Daily Deviations featured during the past 31 days. Without further ado, let's have a look at them. TheCreativeJenn's picksNoel Kreiss by AerisGainsleyNoel Kreiss by ~AerisGainsley (Featured by TheCreativeJenn)Scorpion by flavioluccisanoScorpion by ~flavioluccisano (Featured by TheCreativeJenn):thumb300
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