This article https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/website-builder-wix-acquires-art-community-deviantart-for-36m/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook helped give birth to the current homepage I have on florins.co
It made me remember all those amazing years of being a part of the Deviant Art community. I’ve created my first account 11 years ago.
People didn’t even use hashtags back then. #justsayin
Since then I’ve done a shitload of amazing things. Became an actual, paid and professional designer, managed an IT company, started my first startup, failed my first startup, founded and funded (with Angel Investment money) my second startup which is still growing strong (we’re in our 5th year), fell in love, like super in love, married that remarkable woman, became the parent of the most awesome boy in the Universe, became wiser, smarter, mentored lots of young entrepreneurs (and even some older than me). I won awards in the tech field. I won a national literature award.
So many things changed since then.
Today I’ve also realized that I’m still watching the same anime I started watching when I was a pre-teen. And then when I was a teen. And now when I’m a father. Because the series just keeps evolving, and believe it or not it’s getting new episodes. Yes, I’m looking at you Dragon Ball.
Anyway, so I was discussing with my best friend about this weird news. We are both deviants for 11 years now (who knew time flew so fast?). While discussing the news, I’ve checked my old webdesign sketches. And I found my favorite design of all times.
It was supposed to be my homepage back in 2010. Well, 7 years later it REALLY is my homepage.
Cheers! (and cheers to me for finally making it happen)