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Today was my last day at deviantART :(

It all came together very suddenly, and every next step feels like it's happening even faster than the last one. This Wednesday I received a really exciting offer that made my heart race. It was a scary kind of excitement. It was definitely out of my comfort zone. And the more I sat there, not thinking about it, the more I was thinking about it.

I will leave the details of my next endeavor for another day, but I wanted to take this oportunity to reflect on almost 3 full years as dA staff, a dt developer, and what it all meant.


These past 3 years have been incredible. I've gotten to work side by side, with and for, some of the best people I've ever met, profesionally and privately. The deviantART staff is incredibly talented and passionate, and I'll forever be thankful for the opportunity to spend this much time with them.


I've grown to care for all of them, and to form bonds so close I don't joke when I call them family. These people have celebrated the best of times with me, and helped me through the worst of times. I trust them with the skeletons in my closet, and I'm thankful they've shown me the same.


I will miss the Christmas parties, I will miss the offsites, I will miss the millions of Skype messages that I woke up to, I will miss the inside jokes and the feeling of belonging to something so big and so amazing.



I'll miss the community too. No price tag could be put on recieving a private note from a user thanking you for fixing something for them, or implementing something they like. Those made my WEEK when I'd get them.

I could only wish a community this passionate to anyone building a community product.



I love you all and I had a blast.


To an exciting new voyage! Cheers!


--Luka, no longer breaking deviantART

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Luka Kladaric
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Croatia
I write the codez that run the site.

I sometimes break it.

I often fix it, too.

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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!!
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :la:
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thx!
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MaggieWartist Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014   Artist
Sretan ročkas.
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hvala!!
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