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Etsy Alumni: Caleb aka calebwalt

Apr 16, 2007

by Vanessa Bertozzi

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UPDATE: Caleb no longer works for Etsy. Best of luck to you!

[The following was originally published April 16, 2008.]
Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be 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).

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Introducing Caleb, aka calebwalt: a sassy, soft-spoken Southern boy with a heart of gold! Caleb is a painter, printmaker, and likes to draw pointillist compositions of random folks on the subway. Although saddened when Pop Tart breakfast cereal was discontinued in the late 80’s,  Caleb has managed to accomplish much. He has worked with several great artists since his arrival in New York, including Chuck Close and Jenny Holzer. (You can see his self portrait below.) We are so glad to have him as part of the Etsy Support Team! 

 

 

You can see Caleb’s first Etsy Find here. See all posts in this About Us series.

25 comments

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 11 years ago

    Mittens!

  • TeenAngster

    TeenAngster said 11 years ago

    Such a nice boy, that Caleb. Sweet as honey!

  • MakingStrangers

    MakingStrangers said 11 years ago

    I was reading down the article thinking 'he's cute!' then suddenly there's butt-in-the-air shot. Now I don't know what to think. It has some good paint work on it though!

  • Dovecotedesign

    Dovecotedesign said 11 years ago

    Caleb answered a question for me and was nice as can be. Thanks!

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 11 years ago

    Hi Caleb!! Welcome! Thanks for answering my question to admin. so quickly and kindly the other day!! Gotta love those southern boys!!

  • faerwear

    faerwear said 11 years ago

    hi caleb - oh yet another cutie on staff!

  • boutiquetots

    boutiquetots said 11 years ago

    welcome Caleb! Be sure to check out my stuff for that cutie pie baby of yours. :-)

  • SnappyBibs

    SnappyBibs said 11 years ago

    CW, glad to see a local fellow from the sticks. I am in NE AR (Paragould) as well. Congrats on the baby! I do a lot of wildlife drawings depicting our resident critters and place them baby items:) We have a street team for Arkansas and I directed them to the Storque so they can greet you as well! Jacqueline

  • TeenAngster

    TeenAngster said 11 years ago

    Caleb is a PILL!

  • dreamseeds

    dreamseeds said 11 years ago

    Hey Caleb...greetings from NW Arkansas

  • Ekioart

    Ekioart said 11 years ago

    Glad to meet ya Caleb! Greetings from Little Rock!

  • HeyMichelle

    HeyMichelle said 11 years ago

    Well hello, young man! Welcome, and we are glad to have an upstanding gentleman such as yourself about. Cheerio!

  • heidiburton

    heidiburton said 11 years ago

    hey caleb! i like your video... i draw people on trains too.. but not sleeping.. doing things like picking their nose. there is a flickr group for this fantastic pastime: http://www.flickr.com/groups/drawingsintrains/ woohoo!

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 11 years ago

    Caleb your such a weird beard at heart!! I love it.

  • TeenAngster

    TeenAngster said 11 years ago

    Gosh darn it! You're so wonderful, Caleb!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 11 years ago

    Papa Smurf you're smurfy!

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 11 years ago

    No old Prom photos?!!!

  • lunzer

    lunzer said 11 years ago

    is this the gush over caleb page?! that smile is infectious! :)

  • adubois Admin

    adubois said 11 years ago

    I can't believe I work with such a little gnome... x

  • Studiotto

    Studiotto said 11 years ago

    cute man!

  • raghousenternational

    raghousenternational said 11 years ago

    Very nice. Seems like a fun guy.

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 11 years ago

    I am a neophyte seller who gets an immediate glaze in the eyes when looking at forms and manuals. So, after the SECOND helpful and speedy response from "Caleb" to my pathetic henny-penny calls for help, I started to think these were just auto responses with a humanized name, like Betty Crocker or Li'l Debbie. So of course I inanely professed my love when I received the exact help I needed, cuz I'm prone to verbal diarrhea anyway. Well hot dang, "Caleb" is real. But I still luz you!!!!

  • BucketOfChuckles

    BucketOfChuckles said 11 years ago

    this kid's got spunk, personality, and the keenest sense of fashion i've seen since liza went to thailand for a three day weekend

  • jaan

    jaan said 11 years ago

    that's my baby!

  • annaraepalmer

    annaraepalmer said 10 years ago

    you gotta watch out for this one... he's an unpredictable little fella!

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