Hi, I'm Stanley Sy. I'm a graduate of the Art and Art History joint program at University of Toronto and Sheridan College. I work behind-the-scenes designing "stuff" for deviantART.
Most of it involves hand-coding XHTML & CSS for various layouts (such as new events, news or journal entries) around the site. I really enjoy solving usability issues and organizing information for clarity, so it's been a fun, on-going challenge.
I get to work with some pretty talented people such as Pachunka (who does most of the cool front-end stuff you see here), levinet (who helps me out a lot), OliverJanoschek (who does all those funky Fella images) and many more.
Previously, I designed deviantART's Minimal skin. I also like to dabble in pixel art. You'll find a few of my little toolbar icons across deviantART.
As a card carrying member of both the devious Technology and Creative teams, Stanley has designed and touched the very soul of deviantART. In an industry where many allow their ego to grow beyond their skillset, Stanley is a shining example of someone who brings his intuitive talent to the table with no agenda other than one to get things done to the highest standard.It's with great honor that we award the Bolt Award to starvingartist!
-awarded August 2009