I'm Spenser, and I'm your new Community Manager here on Designer News. First and foremost, I'm a designer-having worked remote freelance for the last 4+ years. Online communities like DN have acted as my "home" for many years, often helping with moderation and support in my free time. When I was younger, digging through forums and tutorials helped me grow as a designer and I'm sure that was the case for many other here. I want DN to be the home for designers to grow, learn, discover, and share with one another.
I've been here since the Layervault days and have seen the ebb and flows of this community. I know we've felt unheard and have watched the site stagnate but I'm here to change all that. My first main focus is to breathe some life into DN, through AMAs, community events, and much more. Our first AMA is actually next work with Nelson Abalos from Webflow, so look out for that on the 9th! We're also working on often requested features such as downvotes, bringing back invite only registration, and other items the community has brought up. We're a small team so please be patient with implementing these.
So yeah, ask me anything! I'm here for you all in the community, our concerns and voices are what I care about. Feel free to share your opinions, changes to the platform you'd like to see, or just general comments.