A new chapter beginsI don't think I ever imagined how I would write this journal. Probably because I never wanted to think about it. Even though I knew this day would come, I don't think I expected it to come so soon.A new chapter begins by $Ayame-Kenoshi
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Today marks my last day as a full-time deviantART employee.
It's been a journey I can't even begin to describe. I've had such an incredible time during my run here, and I'll forever have a place in my heart for deviantART and its amazing people. I've come to a point where, as painful as it is, it's best for me to move on. I'm joining the team at JibJab to promote their new product, StoryBots. In this position, I'll be reaching out to kids, parents, and teachers to get StoryBots in classrooms and homes as fun, educational aids in increasing learning. It's an area in which I've done quite a bit of volunteer work in the past, so I'm really excited to jump in full-time.
But that also means
Decade.May 13th, 2003.Decade. by $zilla774
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The day I joined deviantART.
That was ten years ago. A decade.
In that time I've been married, divorced, married again, welcomed my two children into the world, been held in rapture at new friendships and grieved over friends passing, attended devmeets with over 400+ people and made more art than I ever ever thought I would. I've been a member, premium member, a volunteer Gallery Moderator, and now a Core Staff member, running a department within deviantART.
Had anyone told me that my life would unfold in that way ten years ago I simply wouldn't have believed them. The impact that this single website has had on the direction my life has travelled is profound. It has shaped me as a person, as an artist and as a professional. It has enriched my life and those of my family and friends.
So at this time, ten years passing, how can I possibly sum up my experience in a drawing, or a photograph or a cake or anything else? I thought long and hard