Firstly, a huge thank you to `SanguineEpitaph for organising deviantART Staff Appreciation Week and inspiring =Indae and I to start this project.
Without further ado, wed like to announce the winners of our Contest.
Dedicated to $dxd, made by =FireGemini
This entry stood out because of it's fantastic use of the template, and a great depiction of $dxd's icon and deviantID.
Dedicated to $Ikue, made by ~litecrush
We liked that this entry was nicely personalised and dedicated to $Ikue. The colours and design are also very appealing. c:
The People's Favourite
Dedicated to $fourteenthstar, made by =nikkittie
Overall a brilliant entry. The awesome colours and grunge style appealed to many. <3
For the full results of the people's favourite, see this journal: [link]
However, this was first and foremost a project, aiming to make a compilation to show our appreciation for the deviantART staff. Thanks to the fantastic array of project entries we received, we have been able to put together this deviation as a thank you from all of us:
Wed now like to share with you a collection of comments about the deviantART Staff, and to feature some deviations made by the Staff themselves.
"The dA staff are the gears behind the scenes, keeping things running smoothly even when dArama abounds. Their dedication to the site is kinda the basis of what the larger community is built on. Basically, they rock lots." - ^SparklyDest
"The $taff is truly amazing! I appreciate what they do for the community and for deviantART They work hard to make our experience here at dA magical!" - `Quolia
"I MEASURE AWESOME IN MOONBEAMS. The highest moonbeam something can be is 13."- `Athos-of-Light
The Staff have allowed us to flourish as a community into what we are today - yes, this is cheesy but without them we wouldn't have the welcoming atmosphere that we do at dA. - ~Phlum
"The Staff at Deviantart are some of the most helpful and amazing people! Without them or this site I probably wouldn't be confident at art! Reading some of their journals always makes me smile too! " - ~King-Char
Soft City SoundOnce upon a time
You and I
Became the smoke in a saxophone song
In a starry still-wet city
In a moment
That didn't quite happen
So much as it was imagined
I sleep and imagine it again
dA is like a city already, a big one, and the staff members try their best to keep it running and organized, and taking care of a community like this gotta be a lot of work. So, for all that work: THANK YOU, dA's STAFF! - ~FlamerXMagofire
We'd like to say a huge thank you to the deviantART Staff for making dA the wonderful place it is today.
As part of deviantART Staff Appreciation Week, #StaffAppreciation has organized interviews with our staff members so that we can get to know them a little bit better!
August 8th - Interview with $Moonbeam13: [link]
August 9th - Interview with $damphyr: [link]
August 10th - Interview with $aunjuli: [link]
August 11th - Interview with $Ayame-Kenoshi: [link]
August 12th - Interview with `TheRyanFord: [link]
But deviantART Staff Appreciation Week isnt over yet! So head over to #StaffAppreciation to participate in some of the brilliant projects and contests that are being hosted there.
- ~death-wishes Aka =Indae and =conniekidd