Story of an art corporationStory of an art corporation by diamondie
While demosceners were gathering in Helsinki for Assembly 2000, Scott Jarkoff was working hard to prepare for the launch of a new website dedicated to application skins. It was essentially going to be the skin section of a popular MP3 site called Dimension Music (now known as DMusic), run by a young man named Angelo Sotira, better known as Spyed. Jark had settled on the name DeviantART, with the logic that skinning applications was deviating from their normal look. He decided to call the users Deviants and the submission were to be known as Deviations.
Jark spent the entire summer weekend coding DeviantART and it was released to public on the 5th of August 2000. Besides Jark there was also another co-founder. Matt Stephens aka Matteo came up with the idea of opening DeviantART to other forms of art, not just skins. There would be other forms of digital art, eventually even traditional art and literature. The site was small in the beginning and Jark and Matteo commented on every single