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Etsy Alumni: Paulie aka OhPauleez

Apr 3, 2007

by Julie Schneider handmade and vintage goods

Paulie, we will miss your dance moves! Good luck beyond Etsy, as you pursue your endeavors.

Paul, aka Paulie D, aka OhPauleez, works on the engineering team here at Etsy — on the infrastructure and framework, in particular. He’s known for being a cheerful early riser and for having some serious dance moves. Even though he lives in Philly, he pops into the Brooklyn office to work with some regularity.

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Fun facts about Paulie

  • Paul is his real name, but we at Etsy call him Paulie.
  • Attended college at night during high school and graduated early, just like Doogie Howser.
  • Gave up being a vegetarian to cook more Italian food and honor his heritage.
  • He got carpal tunnel because all he was doing was playing music and typing code.
  • For Paulie, anytime is a good time to dance.

And now, some awkward photos!

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).

Below are some items from a few of Paulie’s favorite shops.


  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival said 11 years ago

    Quilting- sweet! Nice to meet you!! Keep up the good work!!

  • kelly777

    kelly777 said 11 years ago

    hate to say it but i am. paulie is quite a looker :) besos!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 11 years ago

    I like the "Get Paulies Look" feature items!

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 11 years ago

    Yeah! Makes me wanna go dancing. Nice shimmmy Paulie!

  • TeenAngster

    TeenAngster said 11 years ago

    I will dance with Morrissey! And dancing with Paulie is Good Times U.S.A.!

  • julieincharge

    julieincharge said 11 years ago

    Yay Paul! Keep on dancing.

  • adam Admin

    adam said 11 years ago

    shimmy shimmy.

  • hellofacey

    hellofacey said 11 years ago

    Very nice to meet you Paulie. I lived in Philly once. Dance parties there are suh-weet!

  • adubois Admin

    adubois said 11 years ago

    WOW! Who breaks it down better...Paulie or the Moz? I'm impressed- that was incredible!

  • Tina7383

    Tina7383 said 11 years ago

    Ok I am with Kelly777. Paulie is HOT !!!! (even looks better with hair alittle longer like in his video). And then his voice...yummy. Is this the Tom Cruise (before he went into his weird Scientology stage) of 2008 or what ? = )

  • Tina7383

    Tina7383 said 11 years ago

    oK NOT sure why this posted 2 but maybe Paulie can fix the non techno geek problem for me...or not he can leave it if he wants because his is a LOOKER for sure = )

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 11 years ago

    love the awkward photos!

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 11 years ago

    ahem "awkward"

  • MarcellasExcess

    MarcellasExcess said 11 years ago

    Ya for Philly you cutie-pa-tootie!

  • UglyKitty

    UglyKitty said 11 years ago

    lower case "de"s rock!

  • heidiburton

    heidiburton said 11 years ago

    dance party... is this another way of saying 'rave'? i too like to throw shapes on the dancefloor of such events :)

  • turtleL0ve

    turtleL0ve said 11 years ago

    oh! i wasn't gonna say anything and then i thought "i wonder if paulie has a store?" so i checked, and you don't. BUT it said that your birthday is nov. 2! and i thought wow! 'cuse mine is nov. 1! pretty close! i just don't know many people with b-days in the very begining of nov... <-- i'm odd

  • ClairesArtfulThings

    ClairesArtfulThings said 11 years ago

    ha, love the rockstar photo. also sweet feature items. what do you make? "friends" :D awesome.

  • likeomg

    likeomg said 11 years ago

    identity theft is in your future; since you used such an actionable way of describing how to do it exactly on your bio, I went ahead and just wiped your credit cards clean. I have always wanted to be like you and now... I am. thanks for working at Etsy, but you should really come into the office more often... people miss you man!! I hope all is well. :)

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 11 years ago

    WHOOT WHOOT..Paulie..Kingston da house! I'm swingin' in door neighbor and luvin' every minute of it..there just isn't anything better than NH..although my 16 year old son would highly disagree! Anyhoo..while reading through your bio..looking closely at the things 'you make'...hate to say it but it looks like ya wrote 'a MAN sandwich"..or does that say 'mean'?..hmmm..

  • sjane

    sjane said 11 years ago

    Oh Paul! Adam and I can't wait to see your sweet kicks when you get here next week! Thanks for posting my stuff, BUT WHERE IS THE COWBOY PIC?!! :(

  • leafingearth

    leafingearth said 11 years ago

    just got on to this & I do agree 'Paulie is, quite the looker'!! Keep up the good work & "KEEP ON DANCING'!!!

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets said 11 years ago

    Welcome,keep up the great work on our wonderful world of etsy!

  • kelflo2303

    kelflo2303 said 11 years ago

    Am crushing.

  • OhPauleez

    OhPauleez said 11 years ago

    You are all too sweet!!! I'll hang out with anyone on anyday at anytime! I'm on the road (driving across the US), so I just saw this now, but thank you everyone. There were some mystery facts that didn't get my confirmation, but here they are: I am the booking agent and help run a venue in Philly (which I DJ at) called The Institute. When I was younger I got in trouble for hacking my school's network. I play a lot of a music and always am looking start new projects. Here are some current ones: The Hello, Operator?s The Noble Trade Babydolls and Banditos Brother Kills Brother Separate States

  • geekxnerd

    geekxnerd said 11 years ago

    Yay for New Hampshire! I live about 1/2 an hour from Kingston! When you flashed the Portsmouth Herald in the video, I was like, "Hey...I know that paper!"

  • LionoftheSea

    LionoftheSea said 11 years ago

    we have lots of dance parties in west philly but you have to wear an inflatable costume

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