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Introducing Etsy’s New Community Manager in Australia 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 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!

  • muka

    muka says:

    So glad to be expanding our team in Australia!

    3 years ago

  • RosieMillerDesigns

    RosieMillerDesigns says:

    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

    3 years ago

  • SuppliesbyWKStudios

    SuppliesbyWKStudios says:

    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!!

    3 years ago

  • thehopetree

    thehopetree says:

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

    3 years ago

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns
  • BonTons

    BonTons says:

    Welcome Angela, looking forward to hearing more from you

    3 years ago

  • GardenHomeArt

    GardenHomeArt says:

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

    3 years ago

  • mulberrymuse

    mulberrymuse says:

    Wonderful news Angela, congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • recipesforliving

    recipesforliving says:

    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

    3 years ago

  • recipesforliving

    recipesforliving says:

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

    3 years ago

  • shazzasknits

    shazzasknits says:

    Hi Angela, welcome :D

    3 years ago

  • HeyHarriet

    HeyHarriet says:

    Hello Angela and congratulations! Such wonderful news!

    3 years ago

  • KirsteeneETSYAUS Admin

    KirsteeneETSYAUS says:

    It's all very exciting! Welcome Angela!

    3 years ago

  • ImagineStudio

    ImagineStudio says:

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

    3 years ago

  • TopazTurtle

    TopazTurtle says:

    Welcome Angela. Looking forward to hearing more from you

    3 years ago

  • frankideas

    frankideas says:

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

    3 years ago

  • rosieok

    rosieok says:

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

    3 years ago

  • art4friends

    art4friends says:

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

    3 years ago

  • giftdesigns

    giftdesigns says:

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

    3 years ago

  • HoppittyAngora

    HoppittyAngora says:

    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"

    3 years ago

  • Paper2Download

    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.

    3 years ago

  • VintageRenude

    VintageRenude says:

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

    3 years ago

  • sashaandmax

    sashaandmax says:

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

    3 years ago

  • Selvaen

    Selvaen says:

    Congratulations and a big welcome! :D

    3 years ago

  • foxparse

    foxparse says:

    Congrats and welcome! :D

    3 years ago

  • PaperIvy

    PaperIvy says:

    Congratulations fellow Sydney-sider!

    3 years ago

  • empresswu

    empresswu says:

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

    3 years ago

  • honeycup

    honeycup says:

    Congrats Angela. Exciting move.

    3 years ago

  • MissWrightDesigns

    MissWrightDesigns says:

    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

    3 years ago

  • magalerie

    magalerie says:

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

    3 years ago

  • NostalgiaBloom

    NostalgiaBloom says:


    3 years ago

  • cintyg

    cintyg says:

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

    3 years ago

  • StudioLakshmi

    StudioLakshmi says:

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

    3 years ago

  • sesenarts

    sesenarts says:

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

    3 years ago

  • sheepsclothing

    sheepsclothing says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • SanityStash

    SanityStash says:

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

    3 years ago

  • moagsandsmeet

    moagsandsmeet says:

    Welcome! :)

    3 years ago

  • afrikitten

    afrikitten says:

    Yay! Welcome Angela, look forward to meeting you!

    3 years ago

  • planettreasures

    planettreasures says:

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

    3 years ago

  • MrsNizar

    MrsNizar says:

    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! : )

    3 years ago

  • halfhalf

    halfhalf says:

    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 :)

    3 years ago

  • LoveWedBliss

    LoveWedBliss says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • miniink

    miniink says:

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

    3 years ago

  • petrafanella

    petrafanella says:

    Fantastic news, I look forward to exciting things!

    3 years ago

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree says:

    Amazing! Welcome!

    3 years ago

  • taniagnecchi

    taniagnecchi says:

    Congratulations! Such fantastic news!

    3 years ago

  • dubarrydesigns

    dubarrydesigns says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • KawaiiBits

    KawaiiBits says:

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

    3 years ago

  • thememorygallery

    thememorygallery says:

    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.

    3 years ago

  • ferbyscorner

    ferbyscorner says:

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

    3 years ago

  • mylittlebluedesigns

    mylittlebluedesigns says:

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

    3 years ago

  • bananaorangeapple

    bananaorangeapple says:

    I just worked out the 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!

    3 years ago

  • scottkelly312

    scottkelly312 says:

    What part of Texas is Australia? : )

    3 years ago

  • SallyAnnaScarves

    SallyAnnaScarves says:

    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.

    3 years ago

  • SallyAnnaScarves

    SallyAnnaScarves says:

    Sorry...Australian Etsy

    3 years ago

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations says:

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

    3 years ago

  • GodkinGirls

    GodkinGirls says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • ManicManx

    ManicManx says:

    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?

    3 years ago

  • AmoreBride

    AmoreBride says:

    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!!

    3 years ago

  • evaelena

    evaelena says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • TwilightSpells

    TwilightSpells says:

    Welcome Angela! Great news for us Australian Etsians!

    3 years ago

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch says:

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

    3 years ago

  • HomesAndWeddings

    HomesAndWeddings says:


    3 years ago

  • GlassStudioClearance

    GlassStudioClearance says:

    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

    3 years ago

  • Onceat7

    Onceat7 says:

    This is great news! Welcome :)

    3 years ago

  • Onceat7

    Onceat7 says:

    This is great news, welcome!!

    3 years ago

  • strikingkittens

    strikingkittens says:

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

    3 years ago

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly says:

    What great news!

    3 years ago

  • Priscillaqueenofcors

    Priscillaqueenofcors says:

    Welcome, and congrats (:

    3 years ago

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading says:


    3 years ago

  • BristowTreasures

    BristowTreasures says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • SOMETHINGdebussy

    SOMETHINGdebussy says:

    big welcome !

    3 years ago

  • SOMETHINGdebussy

    SOMETHINGdebussy says:

    big welcome from Australia ! : )

    3 years ago

  • CloudLoveBaby

    CloudLoveBaby says:


    3 years ago

  • YouniquesRings

    YouniquesRings says:

    Hello and Welcome ♥

    3 years ago

  • AngelaDotDalton Admin

    AngelaDotDalton says:

    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! :-)

    3 years ago

  • SillyHorse

    SillyHorse says:

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

    3 years ago

  • milkandcookies

    milkandcookies says:

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

    3 years ago

  • EnchantedQuilling

    EnchantedQuilling says:

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

    3 years ago

  • FedRaDD

    FedRaDD says:

    Hallo Australia!

    3 years ago

  • le3sorelle

    le3sorelle says:

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

    3 years ago

  • epochco

    epochco says:

    Welcome! Looking forward to having you on board :)

    3 years ago

  • WedunitJewels

    WedunitJewels says:

    Wonderful. Welcome, Angela.

    3 years ago

  • sissysparrows

    sissysparrows says:

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

    3 years ago

  • Epheriell

    Epheriell says:

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

    3 years ago

  • HipCats

    HipCats says:

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

    3 years ago

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns says:

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

    3 years ago

  • Jalall

    Jalall says:

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

    3 years ago

  • CapricaAccessories

    CapricaAccessories says:

    How exciting! Congratulations Angela!

    3 years ago

  • andrinaandhim

    andrinaandhim says:

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

    3 years ago

  • StudioLeanne

    StudioLeanne says:

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

    3 years ago

  • journeystohome

    journeystohome says:

    Congrats :)

    3 years ago

  • mothcushions

    mothcushions says:

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

    3 years ago

  • kathiemt

    kathiemt says:

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

    3 years ago

  • shiztastic

    shiztastic says:

    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

    3 years ago

  • TheChinaHutch

    TheChinaHutch says:

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

    3 years ago

  • happeemonkee

    happeemonkee says:

    Congrats and Welcome to Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • cateburns1

    cateburns1 says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • whiskerslane

    whiskerslane says:

    Yippie Ange! Welcome :)

    3 years ago

  • taneesijewelry

    taneesijewelry says:


    3 years ago

  • TamsynRiley

    TamsynRiley says:

    Congratulations Angela!!

    3 years ago

  • rensfibreart

    rensfibreart says:

    Congratulations & welcome Angela,

    3 years ago

  • secondhandemporium

    secondhandemporium says:

    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

    3 years ago

  • misterstiltskin

    misterstiltskin says:

    Big YAY for us in Australia. Ho Angela.

    3 years ago

  • misterstiltskin

    misterstiltskin says:

    That was meant to be Hi.

    3 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

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

    3 years ago

  • CuriousTuesday

    CuriousTuesday says:

    Congrats Angela!! Welcome. :)

    3 years ago

  • lovelui

    lovelui says:

    A big welcome to you Angela, wonderful news!!

    3 years ago

  • linsjewelbox

    linsjewelbox says:

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

    3 years ago

  • WriteHere

    WriteHere says:

    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

    3 years ago

  • linneaswedishdesign

    linneaswedishdesign says:

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

    3 years ago

  • mybeardedpigeon

    mybeardedpigeon says:

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

    3 years ago

  • hundredsofbuttons

    hundredsofbuttons says:

    Oh dear - that map!!

    3 years ago

  • juliaheartfelt

    juliaheartfelt says:

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

    3 years ago

  • myheavenlydesigns

    myheavenlydesigns says:

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

    3 years ago

  • taylorfords

    taylorfords says:

    Hello, Angela! Good to have you aboard.

    3 years ago

  • VkLeather

    VkLeather says:

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

    3 years ago

  • beckoline

    beckoline says:

    Have fun with your new job! How exciting :)

    3 years ago

  • Jewelrybynala

    Jewelrybynala says:

    Congrats, Mate! ;)

    3 years ago

  • ArtByAune

    ArtByAune says:

    Hello Angela and welcome.

    3 years ago

  • belindasaville

    belindasaville says:

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

    3 years ago

  • BenandJess

    BenandJess says:

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

    3 years ago

  • KillerJewels

    KillerJewels says:

    Great news and a big welcome from WA !!

    3 years ago

  • IndigoElephant

    IndigoElephant says:

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

    3 years ago

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags says:

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

    3 years ago

  • uniquefabricgifts

    uniquefabricgifts says:

    Welcome and Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • exclusivehats

    exclusivehats says:

    Welcome!!!! & Congrats Angela!!

    3 years ago

  • owliver

    owliver says:

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

    3 years ago

  • bbppdesigns

    patti pennisi from bbppdesigns says:

    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!

    3 years ago

  • EnglishShop

    Eve from EnglishShop says:

    Welcome Angela! Wonderful :)

    3 years ago

  • Divadezines

    Denise from Divadezines says:

    Hi Angela, fom Brissie. :}}

    3 years ago

  • molly10102010

    Molly from molly10102010 says:

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

    3 years ago

  • redemptionart

    Connie Haskell from redemptionart says:

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

    3 years ago

  • AngelaDotDalton Admin

    Angela D'Alton from twinsetvintageau says:

    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!) :-)

    3 years ago

  • melpdesigns

    Mel P from MelPDesigns says:

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

    3 years ago

  • DiscordVintage

    Discord Vintage from DiscordVintage says:

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

    3 years ago

  • kittensmiaow

    Ro from cat2owl says:

    Yay aussie etsy Angela congrats!

    3 years ago

  • Kissedbyclover
  • artdecadence

    Christine McConnell from ARTDECADENCE says:

    Hope you enjoy the role Angela!

    3 years ago

  • 1AEON

    1AEON from 1AEON says:

    Yaay! Congrats! 1AEON HEARTS AUSTRALIA!

    3 years ago

  • papernationtreasury

    papernationtreasury says:

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

    2 years ago