Above: an interview with dark web graphic designer Blackart.
When asked about the biggest constant problems in his job, Blackart said something similar to other Dark web players – lack of credibility and swindles. However it can be ironic, criminals that trick other criminals are not unusual. Sometimes vendors don’t pay for his work, so he usually accepts payments in 2 steps. The first is after making the overall graphic concepts and the second is after the job is done. His clients sometimes say that everything is ok after the first step and then they go dark. Also, criminal vendors in the Dark web are not eternal and from time to time the administrators of DNMs make exit scams, are busted or quietly disappear. Blackart also talked about his own problems with DNM Hydra. He claims that he has very poor support from market moderators. Although there is a special category on the market for design services, he can’t write about it on a Hydra forum. Once when he wrote about it on a market forum, he got a permanent ban because of “spam.” And his old account with many positive opinions went to hell and he had to create a new one.
In the end, the “redactor” asked Blackart about more private matters: which drugs he uses, what he is looking for in the future, or did he think about other activities like drug trafficking. The designer admitted that in the current world situation, it’s hard to plan anything and he is too paranoid to get involved in the drug business.
At this moment, Dark web design services are easy to find in the Russian-speaking Dark web; in the English zone, it is much less popular. Currently, on the Hydra DNM, there are nearly 150 services under this category, but there are no listings for anyone called Blackart.