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Introducing Etsy’s New Community Manager in Australia

Jan 25, 2012

by AngelaDotDalton

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello Etsians of Australia and beyond, Kirsteene from the Community Team here dropping in to say a quick hello and make a special announcement about the Australian Admin team.

Since I started in September 2011 we’ve initiated some projects including the dedicated Etsy AU Facebook page,  Twitter and newsletter. We’ve got around to a few places to say hello to our community (although there is still some more places to visit yet!) and we have put on some fun Craft Nights.

In order to support even more of the local community for 2012, I’m pleased to announce that Angela D’Alton will be taking up the reins as our second Australian community manager! Angela has a wealth of experience within Australia’s design community as the owner of Leeloo.com.au. Angela’s background also includes varied jobs such as work as a stylist, an IT trainer, a singer, a voice-over artist, a temp receptionist, a massage therapist/reflexologist, an actress, and a server technician. With a lifelong interest in fashion and design, Angela is extremely passionate about grass-roots creativity and supporting designers and artists within the Australian community. She cannot wait to hit the ground running!

Angela will be working closely with our Australian seller community and will be based in Sydney. Please join me in welcoming Angela to the team!

Here are a few words from Angela herself:

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive regarding the announcement of my new role alongside Kirsteene at Etsy. The encouragement I’ve already received has been overwhelming, and I look forward to chatting with you all and getting your input and feedback as to how we at Etsy can support you as sellers, aid in the development of seller skills and ensure the best experience possible as an important part of the global community.

While Kirsteene and I will be sharing a lot of the tasks and responsibilities, I will primarily be focused on the support of sellers and the development of their skills within Etsy and our community. I look forward to nurturing and encouraging further the indie art and design community in Sydney by facilitating workshops, training, events and much more.

Thanks again!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, issues or you’d like to say hello!

141 comments

  • muka

    muka said 5 years ago

    So glad to be expanding our team in Australia!

  • RosieMillerDesigns

    RosieMillerDesigns said 5 years ago

    I live in New Zealand and its great to have Etsy Support in our side of the world. Goodluck with your new job Angela! On a side note, it would be nice to have a more accurate picture of Australia and New Zealand

  • SuppliesbyWKStudios

    SuppliesbyWKStudios said 5 years ago

    Good luck in your new job! We are in the US and sell to several Aussie Artists and Crafters...what a joy they all are!! You will have the best time with all of them!!

  • thehopetree

    thehopetree said 5 years ago

    Hope you enjoy every moment of this new challenge ahead of you :)

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    BrooklynLoveDesigns said 5 years ago

    congrats!

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela, looking forward to hearing more from you

  • GardenHomeArt

    GardenHomeArt said 5 years ago

    Hello Angela and welcome. Wishing you all the best in your new role.

  • mulberrymuse

    mulberrymuse said 5 years ago

    Wonderful news Angela, congratulations!

  • recipesforliving

    recipesforliving said 5 years ago

    Hi Kirsteene, Angela, Looking forward to more local activity. If you make it down to Tassie, drop in. I'll have something tasty ready if you let me know you are arriving. Kind regards, Chris

  • recipesforliving

    recipesforliving said 5 years ago

    PS: love your quirky reversed map. Feels strange for an Aussie to be on the right of a Kiwi!

  • shazzasknits

    shazzasknits said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela, welcome :D

  • HeyHarriet

    HeyHarriet said 5 years ago

    Hello Angela and congratulations! Such wonderful news!

  • KirsteeneETSYAUS Admin

    KirsteeneETSYAUS said 5 years ago

    It's all very exciting! Welcome Angela!

  • ImagineStudio

    ImagineStudio said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela...and to all the Aussie team!

  • TopazTurtle

    TopazTurtle said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela. Looking forward to hearing more from you

  • frankideas

    frankideas said 5 years ago

    Very excited to have a Sydney based member of the admin team Angela- looking forward to hearing more!!

  • rosieok

    rosieok said 5 years ago

    congrats and welcome :D always great to see more aussies round these parts.

  • art4friends

    art4friends said 5 years ago

    reading this with the BIGGEST grin on my face. that's my best friend up there. so so proud!

  • giftdesigns

    giftdesigns said 5 years ago

    Excellent news!! I wasn't aware we had some Australian managers so I am very pleased to hear this!! :)

  • HoppittyAngora

    HoppittyAngora said 5 years ago

    Together we have the power to advertise all the stores of etsy. We can just set a date to do this and stick to it. If we advertise Etsy every where we can. We will get noticed. There is power in numbers. We just have to come up with a great ad. and then place it everywhere we can. "We are Etsy" and without us there is no "E" in etsy. I'm not very good with words, but many of you are. Let's do it for "US"

  • Paper2Download

    Paper2Download said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela, this is nice to see. However, a little attention to the tiny details helps - so I think you need to reverse the picture and show it from the correct side.

  • VintageRenude

    VintageRenude said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, and welcome Angela. What wonderful news. I have so many Australian customers, it will be nice to have someone there.

  • sashaandmax

    sashaandmax said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the new role, Angela, and we look forward to hearing Etsy Au news!

  • Selvaen

    Selvaen said 5 years ago

    Congratulations and a big welcome! :D

  • foxparse

    foxparse said 5 years ago

    Congrats and welcome! :D

  • PaperIvy

    PaperIvy said 5 years ago

    Congratulations fellow Sydney-sider!

  • empresswu

    empresswu said 5 years ago

    Great to have more support for Aussie ETSY sellers. Congratulations of your appointment, Angela - all the best, Wilma from Newcastle NSW

  • honeycup

    honeycup said 5 years ago

    Congrats Angela. Exciting move.

  • MissWrightDesigns

    MissWrightDesigns said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela and Kirsteene. Congratulations Angela, looking forward to meeting you in person sometime. Very excited to hear about your plans for seller support and development. Happy Australia Day Claire

  • magalerie

    magalerie said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela!! The very best to you and the Australian team!

  • NostalgiaBloom

    NostalgiaBloom said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • cintyg

    cintyg said 5 years ago

    Yay! Happy Australia Day! Congrats fellow Sydney-sider! :)

  • StudioLakshmi

    StudioLakshmi said 5 years ago

    Yay , Angela ! Congrats & welcome ! I'm just so thrilled to see the growth of artists in Australia being taken so seriously :)

  • sesenarts

    sesenarts said 5 years ago

    Congratulations from WA. Interesting view of Australia. Does that mean NZ is closer to me now?

  • sheepsclothing

    sheepsclothing said 5 years ago

    So pleased to have you involved Ange. Your knowledge and support will be such a benefit to the Australian Etsy community. Plus, you're lovely too!

  • SanityStash

    SanityStash said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela. Hope to meet you sometime in sunny South Australia! Cheers Karen.

  • moagsandsmeet

    moagsandsmeet said 5 years ago

    Welcome! :)

  • afrikitten

    afrikitten said 5 years ago

    Yay! Welcome Angela, look forward to meeting you!

  • planettreasures

    planettreasures said 5 years ago

    Hi and welcome Angela, it's great that etsy is expanding here as there are so many talented creators.

  • MrsNizar

    MrsNizar said 5 years ago

    Congratulations and best of luck with your new role. Very happy to have you in Sydney, as a newbie I need all the help I can get! : )

  • halfhalf

    halfhalf said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela! We haven't been much involved in etsy community before, but we're really excited to start getting to know you and the rest of the etsy quirky peeps here in Australia now that we just started our shop :)

  • LoveWedBliss

    LoveWedBliss said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela and congratulations on your new role. It's wonderful to see the Australian Etsy community expanding so well. We love to feature home grown designers and their talents to our readers!

  • miniink

    miniink said 5 years ago

    Welcome from Wa! And a big thank you for supporting us all.

  • petrafanella

    petrafanella said 5 years ago

    Fantastic news, I look forward to exciting things!

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Welcome!

  • taniagnecchi

    taniagnecchi said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Such fantastic news!

  • dubarrydesigns

    dubarrydesigns said 5 years ago

    Hello Angela and welcome on behalf of little Etsy Adelaide crafty people.Actually not so little - have noticed Adelaide has attracted quite a few new members recently. Must all that good PR you worked on, Miss Kirsteene!

  • KawaiiBits

    KawaiiBits said 5 years ago

    HANG IN THE ANGELA!! Lol. I'm just kidding :) I'm sure you will have fun! Welcome!

  • thememorygallery

    thememorygallery said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela! I hope you really love your new role. Great to see the Australian team growing and spreading the word about Etsy to the Australian market.

  • ferbyscorner

    ferbyscorner said 5 years ago

    Congrats Angela and welcome! Good luck with your new role!

  • mylittlebluedesigns

    mylittlebluedesigns said 5 years ago

    Welcome to the team..looking forward to new exciting things happening in 2012!

  • bananaorangeapple

    bananaorangeapple said 5 years ago

    I just worked out the map...it is a "mole's eye view" not a bird's eye view! How cool is that! Plus the seller warns that it is not to be used for orientation LOL. Weird thing is I didn't notice it for ages!

  • scottkelly312

    scottkelly312 said 5 years ago

    What part of Texas is Australia? : )

  • SallyAnnaScarves

    SallyAnnaScarves said 5 years ago

    Scott...the big part! -------------------------------------- Paper2Download says: Welcome Angela, this is nice to see. However, a little attention to the tiny details helps - so I think you need to reverse the picture and show it from the correct side ------------------------------ Welcome Angela. I agree withPaper. Although this picture is very pretty, perhaps we could also use an Australian Etsian for pictures for Dust.

  • SallyAnnaScarves

    SallyAnnaScarves said 5 years ago

    Sorry...Australian Etsy

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela! Congrats on your new role, I hope 2012 brings some exciting new stuff for the Aussie sellers here on Etsy.

  • GodkinGirls

    GodkinGirls said 5 years ago

    awesome! and Happy Australia Day for yesterday! I am from Adelaide and live in Houston and it's incredible how I feel so connected at times to my countrymen through ETSY. Love the map, love anything and everything Oz. cheers!

  • ManicManx

    ManicManx said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Some of my favorite artists here are Australian. There is a liberal use of wild color and texture that is very appealing. Will the front page of etsy reflect that?

  • AmoreBride

    AmoreBride said 5 years ago

    Best wishes, so glad to hear this news! Even though I'm in the US, I have lots of Australian Etsy customers, very lovely. And Australian Etsian artists are wonderfully creative as well!!

  • evaelena

    evaelena said 5 years ago

    Welcome! great news to have a Sydneysider on board - I love the Aussie etsy thing as it grows for all of us. Look forward to meeting you!

  • TwilightSpells

    TwilightSpells said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela! Great news for us Australian Etsians!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 5 years ago

    Nice to meet you, Angela! Good luck in your new role in the fabulous Etsy community!

  • HomesAndWeddings

    HomesAndWeddings said 5 years ago

    Welcome!

  • GlassStudioClearance

    GlassStudioClearance said 5 years ago

    Welcome... The more Aussies the better! Mmm...the pic you've used at the top though looks a little weird...did you know it's backwards??? I'm in Western Australia, and I've always wondered what it would be like to live on the east coast! LOL

  • Onceat7

    Onceat7 said 5 years ago

    This is great news! Welcome :)

  • Onceat7

    Onceat7 said 5 years ago

    This is great news, welcome!!

  • strikingkittens

    strikingkittens said 5 years ago

    Welcome!!! Excited as the Australian Etsy Team expands :D I better get onto that Etsy AU Facebook - pronto!

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly said 5 years ago

    What great news!

  • Priscillaqueenofcors

    Priscillaqueenofcors said 5 years ago

    Welcome, and congrats (:

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 5 years ago

    welcome!

  • BristowTreasures

    BristowTreasures said 5 years ago

    Hello, Welcome, Congratulations & Thank You! I'm still fairly new to Etsy, but I just had my first international sale and it' was from Australia. I'm going to post about my experience & let other sellers know it's not difficult at all to ship internationally and they could (and should) expand their horizons around the globe!

  • SOMETHINGdebussy

    SOMETHINGdebussy said 5 years ago

    big welcome !

  • SOMETHINGdebussy

    SOMETHINGdebussy said 5 years ago

    big welcome from Australia ! : )

  • CloudLoveBaby

    CloudLoveBaby said 5 years ago

    Exciting!

  • YouniquesRings

    YouniquesRings said 5 years ago

    Hello and Welcome ♥

  • AngelaDotDalton Admin

    AngelaDotDalton said 5 years ago

    Well hello everyone! It's lovely to meet you all! What an incredible welcome!! I am very much looking forward to learning as much as possible about the workings of Etsy and getting up and running as quickly as I can so that I can work with the Sellers within the Australian Etsy community. Thank you all for one of the most open-armed responses anyone could ask for! Stay tuned for more soon! :-)

  • SillyHorse

    SillyHorse said 5 years ago

    Hello and welcome, hope to meet you at an Aussie Etsy function soon

  • milkandcookies

    milkandcookies said 5 years ago

    Congrats angela! Look forward to seeing what you and kirsteene cook up!

  • EnchantedQuilling

    EnchantedQuilling said 5 years ago

    Exciting news, look forward to you both "nurturing" all of us Aussie sellers!

  • FedRaDD

    FedRaDD said 5 years ago

    Hallo Australia!

  • le3sorelle

    le3sorelle said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela! Really looking forward to all the exciting things you & Kirsteene have planned for us! :)

  • epochco

    epochco said 5 years ago

    Welcome! Looking forward to having you on board :)

  • WedunitJewels

    WedunitJewels said 5 years ago

    Wonderful. Welcome, Angela.

  • sissysparrows

    sissysparrows said 5 years ago

    Wonderful news... so excited for the Australian Etsy Support!

  • Epheriell

    Epheriell said 5 years ago

    Congrats Angela!! So happy that you're on the Etsy team :)

  • HipCats

    HipCats said 5 years ago

    Um... is the map supposed to be backwards?

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela - the more Australians, the merrier!! :)

  • Jalall

    Jalall said 5 years ago

    Just received our Newsletter ---Welcome Angela. It's very exciting to now have 2 aussies on board Etsy for us

  • CapricaAccessories

    CapricaAccessories said 5 years ago

    How exciting! Congratulations Angela!

  • andrinaandhim

    andrinaandhim said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela! Glad to see you part of the Etsy team and providing support for us Aussies!

  • StudioLeanne

    StudioLeanne said 5 years ago

    Congrats Angela, and wishing you all the best in your new adventure :)

  • journeystohome

    journeystohome said 5 years ago

    Congrats :)

  • mothcushions

    mothcushions said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela welcome and good luck with the new role look forward to hearing more from you.

  • kathiemt

    kathiemt said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela. I'm very new to Etsy and still learning about it. Glad to hear there's an Aussie manager.

  • shiztastic

    shiztastic said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela, it's very exciting to have a Sydney based mentor! Look forward to meeting you. It's going to be a good Etsy year here in Australia! x

  • TheChinaHutch

    TheChinaHutch said 5 years ago

    Hello Angela, Welcome, lets hope we can all make a few more sales this year!! Michelle

  • happeemonkee

    happeemonkee said 5 years ago

    Congrats and Welcome to Etsy!

  • cateburns1

    cateburns1 said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela, I am very excited to have you on board. I am just starting out, and can't wait for what 2012 presents either! Welcome!

  • whiskerslane

    whiskerslane said 5 years ago

    Yippie Ange! Welcome :)

  • taneesijewelry

    taneesijewelry said 5 years ago

    congratulations

  • TamsynRiley

    TamsynRiley said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela!!

  • rensfibreart

    rensfibreart said 5 years ago

    Congratulations & welcome Angela,

  • secondhandemporium

    secondhandemporium said 5 years ago

    Welcome on board Angela. Looking forward to Etsy increasing its profile in the Australian market. So few Australians have even heard of what is a truly remarkable enterprise. Will you be working on and implementing a PR & marketing strategy? Something high profile is very much needed so that Australians come to learn there is another - and I think much better - vintage alternative to Ebay. Best regards, Kirsten

  • misterstiltskin

    misterstiltskin said 5 years ago

    Big YAY for us in Australia. Ho Angela.

  • misterstiltskin

    misterstiltskin said 5 years ago

    That was meant to be Hi.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 5 years ago

    Angela, We are so excited to have you on board!

  • CuriousTuesday

    CuriousTuesday said 5 years ago

    Congrats Angela!! Welcome. :)

  • lovelui

    lovelui said 5 years ago

    A big welcome to you Angela, wonderful news!!

  • linsjewelbox

    linsjewelbox said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela! Hope to see you around and all the best to you! GO Etsy AU!!!

  • WriteHere

    WriteHere said 5 years ago

    WELCOME! It is so great to have you on board - Etsy Australia is growing and growing. I agree with Kirsten from @secondhandemporium, We really need some more support with PR/marketing to really make our stamp on this world of ours. Bon Chance, Bronwyn

  • linneaswedishdesign

    linneaswedishdesign said 5 years ago

    Great news! Welcome Angela! You have done a great job with Leeloo so I'm sure you'll be a great for Etsy Australia!

  • mybeardedpigeon

    mybeardedpigeon said 5 years ago

    WELCOME!! Excited to have your Leeloo experience on board!

  • hundredsofbuttons

    hundredsofbuttons said 5 years ago

    Oh dear - that map!!

  • juliaheartfelt

    juliaheartfelt said 5 years ago

    How great to have Australia so well represented. I look forward to all the news. Good luck with the new position Angela.

  • myheavenlydesigns

    myheavenlydesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela. Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours with Etsy. Enjoy the job and have fun :)

  • taylorfords

    taylorfords said 5 years ago

    Hello, Angela! Good to have you aboard.

  • VkLeather

    VkLeather said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela, its great to see Australia's Etsy presence grow and grow :)

  • beckoline

    beckoline said 5 years ago

    Have fun with your new job! How exciting :)

  • Jewelrybynala

    Jewelrybynala said 5 years ago

    Congrats, Mate! ;)

  • ArtByAune

    ArtByAune said 5 years ago

    Hello Angela and welcome.

  • belindasaville

    belindasaville said 5 years ago

    How exciting! Congrats on your new role, Angela...I'm sure you'll do great! :-)

  • BenandJess

    BenandJess said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela! Love your doggie I have a Jack Russell buy my side every day while I craft in my Sydney studio

  • KillerJewels

    KillerJewels said 5 years ago

    Great news and a big welcome from WA !!

  • IndigoElephant

    IndigoElephant said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela! Best wishes for your new role, and looking forward to hearing more!

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags said 5 years ago

    Just heard the news, and like to add in my welcome and good wishes.

  • uniquefabricgifts

    uniquefabricgifts said 5 years ago

    Welcome and Congratulations!

  • exclusivehats

    exclusivehats said 5 years ago

    Welcome!!!! & Congrats Angela!!

  • owliver

    owliver said 5 years ago

    Come on... Aussie... Come on... Come on...Come on Aussie...Come on!!!

  • bbppdesigns

    patti pennisi from bbppdesigns said 5 years ago

    great news for etsy aust! my hubby and i met kirsteen at bris 'finders keepers'. etsy aust is doing such a great job: you probably need as many hands on board as possible! welcome and good luck angela!

  • EnglishShop

    Eve from EnglishShop said 5 years ago

    Welcome Angela! Wonderful :)

  • Divadezines

    Denise from Divadezines said 5 years ago

    Hi Angela, fom Brissie. :}}

  • molly10102010

    Molly from molly10102010 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela! Very excited to have local, homegrown input.. Molly from the Whitsundays

  • redemptionart

    Connie Haskell from redemptionart said 5 years ago

    Welcome aboard! Best wishes for your success at etsy! Aloha, Connie

  • AngelaDotDalton Admin

    Angela D'Alton from twinsetvintageau said 5 years ago

    I am so completely gobsmacked by how lovely you all are in welcoming me so nicely! Thank you once again everyone for the more-than-generous reception....seriously amazing! For those of you who have asked via comments or convos, my dog is actually a Staffy crossed with a Kelpie (rescued from the RSPCA) although she is regularly mistaken for a Jack Russell Terrier! If you are sending me convo questions, I promise I will respond to everyone of you as soon as I get my head around the role, which I'm still learning whilst getting a grip on the wonderful world of Etsy! There are lots of great things in store for Etsy in Australia in 2012, and I can't wait to share all of the excitement with you all! Keep the suggestions and feedback coming, and stay tuned for more information! (you will learn after a while I am punishing with my use of exclamation marks so I apologise in advance!) :-)

  • melpdesigns

    Mel P from MelPDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela! Look forward to hearing about what you have lined up for Etsy in Australia! x Mel P.

  • DiscordVintage

    Discord Vintage from DiscordVintage said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Angela! It's nice to know there's someone there for Aussie sellers :)

  • kittensmiaow

    Ro from cat2owl said 4 years ago

    Yay aussie etsy Angela congrats!

  • Kissedbyclover

    Kissed By Clover from Kissedbyclover said 4 years ago

    Welcome :)))

  • artdecadence

    Chrisy McConnell from ARTDECADENCE said 4 years ago

    Hope you enjoy the role Angela!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON from 1AEON said 4 years ago

    Yaay! Congrats! 1AEON HEARTS AUSTRALIA!

  • papernationtreasury

    papernationtreasury said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! :) so lovely to have AU Etsy ! Best of luck in everything!

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