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DeviantArt Mobile App Now Available

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 7:49 AM

The world's largest art gallery in your hand is now available on Android and iOS 8 for free. Get it now!

The DeviantArt Mobile App moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, and culturally relevant content. Browse endless streams of content as well as communicate with and submit to the community 24/7 with the DeviantArt Mobile App.

The key features of the DeviantArt Mobile App include:

Today Page – every day, the editorial team will draw from and reflect back to the community a vibrant combination of news, features, curations and conversations.

What's Hot, Undiscovered, Daily Deviations and Explore – give you ways to liberate and inspire yourself with extraordinary images drawn from an art collection powered by over 32 million artists and curators on DeviantArt. Features like More Like This associate images through member-curated Collections to provide endless entertainment and inspiration as you travel through the app by browsing layers of similar art.

Status Updates – post short updates and in-phone camera images in a simple and direct format that lets you create informal conversations with your watchers. Status Updates allow you to share how you're feeling, what you're thinking, what you're working on, or to share the work of an artist you love.

Watch Feed – a personalized and easy to access feed of every Journal, Collection, or Status Update posted by people you watch.

Notifications – the communication center of the app where you manage all mentions, replies and other messages.

Submit – submit art and literature to DeviantArt or compose a Status Update to initiate rich visual conversations.

Our first-ever mobile app allows the largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts to connect through the creation and sharing of art. To make this happen, we didn't jump into mobile apps right away because we wanted to take ample time to understand and design the mobile experience for visual art in order to genuinely enhance discovery and conversation for our expanding community. We hope you enjoy the DeviantArt app!

Development of the DeviantArt Mobile App is ongoing. We’re excited to release updates every two weeks providing stability improvements and bug fixes. Learn more about what's to come!

Get it on Google Play  

(iOS 8 only, iOS 7 coming soon)

With the newly introduced DeviantArt Mobile App for Android and iOS, our goal was to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar DeviantArt experience — providing more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists.  We have plenty of plans for the future — including Notes and Push Notifications, which didn’t make it into the first version — and we want to hear what you’d like to see next to help shape the future of the app.

What’s Next

  • iOS 7 Support: The DeviantArt Mobile App is currently only available for iOS 8; however, we're committed to supporting iOS 7 in the near future. 
  • Notes: In order to provide the best possible Notes experience, the Notes system will be moving to a more chat-like interface -- both on desktop and mobile.  Notes will be grouped by deviant, which will make your inbox less cluttered.
  • Push Notifications: Push notifications will keep you informed about timely and relevant content -- including comments, Notes, and other account-related activity.
  • Continuous Updates: Development of the DeviantArt Mobile App is ongoing.  We’re excited to release updates every two weeks providing stability improvements and bug fixes.

Watch Feed & Notifications

As we designed the DeviantArt Mobile App, we understood the need to build something that streamlined the DeviantArt experience.  The Watch Feed was specifically built for smartphones and tablets.  While we love the robust tools currently available in the Message Center of the desktop site, the Message Center is not an environment that works well on mobile.  We will continue to improve the Watch Feed and Notifications on the DeviantArt Mobile App to make the art you crave and content you need more accessible.

Possibilities for What’s to Come

The first version of the DeviantArt Mobile App provides an entirely new way to experience the DeviantArt community.  You’ll be able to browse art endlessly, stay intimately connected with your Watch List, and submit art on the go -- and there’s more on the way.  As we continue to develop the app, more desktop site features will be supported.

The following features are not currently supported on mobile:

  • Editing and deleting Deviations, Journals, Status Updates, Comments, Collections, and Galleries.
  • Full Groups access
  • Critiques
  • Prints
  • Polls
  • Chat & Forums
  • Full access
  • Contest and challenges
  • Commissions, Premium Content, and Downloads

Known Issues

Below is a list of prominent known issues:

  • (iOS only) The app's bottom navigation bar is not present on Profiles.
  • (iOS and Android) Images cannot be added to Literature.
  • (iOS and Android) Images added to Status Updates cannot be opened.  (Update: resolved!)

Get Started and Stay Tuned

If you have general feedback or feature requests, we’d love to hear your input!  Please leave a comment on this journal.

In the event you run into a bug or unintended experience why using the app, please submit your issue to the Help Desk using our iOS bug report and Android bug report forms.


Get it on Google Play 

(iOS 8 only, iOS 7 coming soon)

Ode to Joy by axcy
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

Boldly Facing The Future

Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt. Read through to learn more about our brand, the new logo, and the upcoming DeviantArt mobile app, to be released on Decemer 10th.

Read more »

It's Coming

Over the past few days, you may have seen the :rabbithole: emoticon around the site. If you haven't gone down the :rabbithole: yet, now is your chance to play with Fella arcade-style and get a limited edition badge!

Go down the rabbit hole »

Your Feedback

Thank you for your feedback on last week's Site Update! Deviants mentioned that they enjoy creating seasonal art that matches the weather or holiday themes. A few deviants said that they create cards to send to others for the holidays, depending on whether or not they have time or availability to do so.


Boldly Facing The Future

While we normally encourage discussion on each Site Update, this week marks a major update for DeviantArt, and we'd love to hear your thoughts on spyed's Journal.

Join the discussion »

Header artwork: Ode to Joy by axcy

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Boldly Facing The Future

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 2:00 PM
2 by marioluevanos

Artist Credit DanielaUhlig


Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.

Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.

The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed in the morning.

It is the guide and the justification for everything, including our business partnerships, the development of the new app and the design of our new identity. Anything and everything we create is in service of our innate calling to Bleed and Breed Art.

This is who we are at our essence. When I say “we,” I mean you, too. We are not a company or a brand or a website—we are a community united in our love and support of art and artists. Our new look is not designed to compete or keep up with other companies, brands or websites—it’s designed to tell our story and showcase our art and artists in the best possible way. We are DeviantArt.

— Angelo (spyed), CEO

We are where art starts, but that is only the beginning. We are a community for the creative in everyone to develop and heighten their personal sense of taste, but that’s not where it ends. We are the movement for the liberation of creative expression.

We believe that art is for everyone, and we’re creating the cultural context for how it is created, discovered and shared.

Artists love us because we are an inclusive and supportive community. We help them find their identity through self-expression. We provide the tools, resources and exposure to enable them to become better, more successful artists. We inspire people to create art by feeding their creativity.

We provide endless entertainment and inspiration. This is where you see it first. This is where whatever you’re into, no matter how niche, is embraced and expressed by a dedicated community of likeminded creatives. This is where the global undercurrent of creativity feeds the future of popular culture.

There’s no other place like DeviantArt. We are an unapologetically addictive experience. Our world is a prolific orgy of originality where creatives enjoy freedom of artistic expression. We are the deviation of creativity that shatters the confines of expectation. We can’t help it—it runs through our veins and compels us to nurture it in others. This is DeviantArt.

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Artist CreditBenHeine

We are an unapologetically rebellious community of unconventional creatives. Never restricted by convention, we create the genres and sub genres that push the edge of the art world’s boundaries. We have a fearless confidence that comes with being the established alternative for millions of badass deviant artists. You will know us when you see us, because we’re like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Artist Creditaxcy

We’re an addictive force of creativity. Always fun, entertaining and effortlessly captivating, we’re a mesmerizing visual experience. If being the source of the digital art world’s most prolific creativity is cool, we’re destined to be iconic. There’s a reason why our vast community keeps growing: once you get a taste, you’re hooked for life.

Artist Creditwlop

We are open to the creative in everyone. Our community is a family of visual communicators born with an innate appreciation for art. It is in the blood running through our collective veins. We are more than a collaborative creative environment, we are a safe, trustworthy place for the intimate act of bonding over art from the heart.

Artist Creditigreeny

We develop ingenious ways for the world to create and discover art. Our energy and knowledge comes from years of facilitating the vibrant creativity of our community. We put every ounce of our intellectual curiosity into developing an evolving environment that stimulates and inspires our artists to push the limits of their talents.

Our new logo is symbolic of everything we believe. It is an audacious and inspired evolution of our original dA mark—literally turning the art world upside down. We love it because, like DA, people might not get it right away and, like all great art, it challenges perceptions and perspectives. Most importantly, it elevates DeviantArt and our artists.


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Artist Credit axcy

You, the artist and the art enthusiast, are what truly define us, so you should have as much ownership over our identity as we do. Here you’ll find all of the elements of our new visual identity with high-level direction on how they should be used.

Artist Credit

The construction of our brand mark is a combination of our symbol and a completely customized wordmark, all of which use the angle of 62 degrees to cut the letter forms.

These are the five preferred lockups of our logo and wordmark.

There is no question that DeviantArt is green. Like art, it is in our blood. We considered every shade of green imaginable before deciding unanimously on the bold, vibrant “DeviantArt Green” you see now. Most importantly, we’ve defined a system for using it selectively rather than pervasively.

As well as DeviantArt Green, we’ve established a neutral color palette of greys chosen specifically for their qualities to showcase art. Now, DA is represented in DeviantArt Green and our art can represent itself in the best light.

Core Gray Scale







DA Green


Secondary Color









UI Orange


Our typeface is called Calibre (not Calibri) by a type foundry called Klim. We use caps whenever possible and give it a custom treatment by cutting off the first and last letters of words and/or sentences with the diagonal angle of our logo.

Artist Credit

Another great thing about our symbol is that it can tessellate to form a beautiful pattern. It is particularly powerful because, when the symbol tessellates, it allows the two “A”s to become more clear.

Our identity is as much yours as it is ours, so we wanted you to have all of the pieces to bring it to life in your own ways. Download, share and create as you see fit.

If you haven’t met Fella, he’s our mascot, and he’s not going anywhere. Fella’s look has changed over the years, and those changes have always been made by the community. That’s not going to change. He is yours and yours alone. Here he is with the new logo.

Artist Creditjasinski

The new mobile app was a long time coming, and it is truly amazing. Art has never looked better on a mobile device. This is not a mobile version of our website—it’s a revolutionary new way to access the entire community, submit and browse art and experience DeviantArt on the go from your mobile device.

Artist Credit

Artist Creditjoeart-tn

Artist CreditDosshaus

Taking a deep dive into introspection required the guidance and perspective of a trusted partner. We chose to work with Moving Brands, who we consider to be the greatest independent creative company in the world. Check out their work for yourself at

Artist Credit

We spent months together, at one point even locking ourselves in repurposed warehouse space in downtown LA for an intensive 12 hour workshop. Every voice was heard. Everything was put on the table. We were exposed—stripped back to our essence and forced to reconcile our past with our future.

Tough questions were asked and answered. What does it mean to be a deviant? What is the nature of art and of artists? What are the universal truths about DA? Who are we, really?

Design sensibilities were explored exhaustively. Colors, textures, patterns and typefaces were examined and discussed extensively.

Moving Brands are pros, and their guidance was invaluable in filtering through the myriad of insights, impressions and opinions to find the common threads. It’s how we got to “Bleed and Breed Art,” which informed everything else from logo and color choices to the layout of the website and the functionality of our amazing new app.

Bleed and Breed Art is more than a tagline. We’re using it to guide all of our decisions. In other words, before we add a feature or design an app or make a business partnership, the question, “will this Bleed and Breed Art?” is the first thing we ask of ourselves. If the answer is anything but an emphatic “yes,” we go back to the drawing board.

In many ways, “Bleed and Breed Art” is the most important piece that came out of this journey. It has always been true and will always be true.

There will be more changes and new additions in the future as we continue to grow. Some may have obvious benefits, while the reasoning behind others may not be so immediately apparent. Whatever the case may be, know that the motivation behind everything we do will always be to Bleed and Breed Art—for our 32 million registered members, for the new artists and art lovers of the future, and for the world.

Red Red Autumn by JoannaRzeznikowska
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

Change Log

  • Sharing someone else's Status Update would not work properly if attempted from an https URL. Fixed by inazar
  • In Writer, if your cursor was placed just to the left of a literature thumbnail, it would be hidden. Fixed by baclap
  • The mood graph in the Journal Portal stopped updating several years ago, and has been removed. Changed by baclap
  • Input fields on the Login page were displaying incorrectly on the mobile website. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • When logging in from the dropdown menu in the main site navigation, the cursor would not automatically focus on the Username input box. Fixed by inazar
  • On the Timeline tab of the Gallery Stats page accessible to Premium Members, the year options were not displaying correctly. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update

We received many responses to the Discuss topic regarding the future of the Profile Page, and we're still reading through all of the various suggestions left. Some of the more common suggestions we've seen thus far included being able to display one featured Journal regardless of when it was posted, and being able to place widgets in any location.


Holiday Artwork

The holidays are right around the corner, and here at HQ we're preparing to spread cheer by sorting through the wonderful cards that deviants around the world are sending for the Holiday Card Project! What sort of art do you enjoy creating for the holidays, if any? Do you create cards for your family or friends?

Snowy Greetings 2014 by terceleto  Holiday Card Project: Pop up cards! by TheButterfly  Card for the Holiday Card Project 2014 by mercurycode

Header image: Red Red Autumn by JoannaRzeznikowska

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