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About Us: Adam Brown aka adam handmade and vintage goods

Adam Brown aka adam works at Etsy on the Marketing and Press Team. He heads up the Cooperative Advertising program, which many of you know and love, as well as writing the regular Press Club and Etsy in the Press series for the Storque. He’s also an all-around great guy, who occasionally makes a hilarious snarky comment in the IRC (the group chat Etsy admin use to communicate throughout the day), punctuated with “Zing!”

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Fun Facts about Adam:

  • Adam loves softball and plays left field for the Levee Cheeseballs. Michelle coined his softball name, which is Adam Brown Betty, or Brown Betty for short.
  • He does yoga with his parents.
  • He used to work in the television industry.
  • He’s a good poker player.
  • Perhaps one of his most beloved qualities, his storytelling abilities are famous amongst the admin.
  • As he occasionally will display with a quick flip of the tongue, he has a fake tooth. The original was knocked out in a really hardcore way.
  • He likes mugs, but hey, who doesn’t like mugs?
  • He rides his bike a lot.
  • He was Laura Bush for Halloween!
  • Very fond of costuming, he’s a regular at Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade. Last year, he was one of the Four Seahorsemen of the Apocalypse.

Ah, the gel, the rayon shirt. But all together, he was doing a lot better than many of us at that age. Such a smooth operator!

This is so intensely cute, it’s really quite amazing.

Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ve been posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to know the Etsy admin (and since many of us work remotely, for the admin to get to know each other!). You’ve seen the admin badge, and maybe you’re a bit curious about the person behind it! For more on Etsy’s mission and about the company, please see our About page (the link is in the little blue footer of every Etsy page).

Some favorite shops below…

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire says:

    So glad I'm not the only Mermaid Parade weirdo! (Those Salt n Pepa shakers are too fresh.)

    5 years ago

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux says:

    Very sweet baby photo there! Yay for the San Francisco Bay Area! :)

    5 years ago

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf says:

    Adam that baby photo is sooo cute! Nice dances move too.

    5 years ago

  • palomasnest

    palomasnest says:

    you're the best!

    5 years ago

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster says:

    Such a smooooooth operator! Gel hair + silk shirt = not so shabby, as far as awkward photos are concerned. (In my book, that is.)

    5 years ago

  • missbatch

    missbatch says:

    I'm lucky to share office space and often, stories with Adam. More fun facts: he can be dangerously clutsy in the kitchen and has had more insanely random and amusing jobs than anyone I know... I can't wait for the book-- b/c as he will admit, he's very witty in print.

    5 years ago

  • drinkanddream

    drinkanddream says:

    Hey Adam! Thanks for including my shop up top and it was nice to meet you at Renegade too! Dag, you look cool in your school pic.

    5 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    mwaaahhaaaa I snuck into adam's video!

    5 years ago

  • SteppingStones

    SteppingStones says:

    Ok, seriously... that's the cutest baby pic ever! Sop you up with a biscut!

    5 years ago

  • OhPauleez

    OhPauleez says:

    Adam, that shirt is amazing man!

    5 years ago

  • BibBon

    BibBon says:

    I'm really into those costumes!! You rock Adam!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • FrucciDesign

    FrucciDesign says:

    cool costume Adam!

    5 years ago

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl says:

    Holy smokes! Adam has the nicest smile I've ever seen. Fer realz. P.S. I'm from California, too. Californians rock. TortillaGirl hearts you, Adam! :-)

    5 years ago

  • heartsabustin

    heartsabustin says:

    Lovin' the baby pic. The hair gel and rayon shirt - I'd guess Adam is about my age? (I'm not telling!)

    4 years ago

  • LondonParticulars

    LondonParticulars says:

    Salt and Pepa shakers? Funny! Dated...but funny!

    4 years ago

  • badassegg

    badassegg says:

    Another fun fact about Adam? He used to stick grapes up his nose! Take down the thing about the tooth please. It grosses me out :)

    4 years ago

  • miracle999

    miracle999 says:

    Adam, are you the one have a dog name Hank? I for got.

    3 years ago

  • vintageshaun

    vintageshaun says:

    Adam, is a great guy!

    3 years ago

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl says:

    oh my word. this just totally "cracked" me up. no pun intended ;) nice to meet you Adam!

    2 years ago

  • shannonrooney1

    Shannon Rooney from PositiveThoughtRocks says:

    Yo, dude! Check out my Positive Thought Rocks! Thx

    69 days ago

  • whitmcmahon

    Whit McMahon from MaineLobsterTrap says:

    Adam, Check out the Lobster Trap Coffee Tables my wife and I build in Maine. Etsy has been heaven sent for us. Thanks, Whit

    66 days ago

  • CCelicia says:

    Hey Adam! How do I get featured as a shop on your blog?

    59 days ago

  • michellemartin123 says:

    Hi Adam. I am an artist selling my artwork through etsy. my worry is that people can still drag my image onto the desktop and there is nothing stopping them just doing prints from this. How can you stop this ? Kind regards Michelle.

    57 days ago

  • UnexpectedKnock

    UnexpectedKnock says:

    Hi Adam, Are you looking for guest posts on the blog? I did a really cool hands-on workshop tour and interview with Etsy seller VillageGoldsmith, and I have some fantastic photos and material. Let me know if you're interested, and I can give you more details.

    52 days ago