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I am Alvaro Castelan I am a problem solving, web developing, knowledge seeking, storytelling, sports loving, coffee drinking individual who is currently seeking a web developing position (MERN stack, front-end, or back-end). My weapons of choice for web developing are HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap, MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, and Node.js. Secondary weapons for me include Handlebars.js and MySQL. I also have plenty of experience using different types of APIs. Photoshop and Lightroom are two applications that I use plenty as well for picture editing, logo creation, and UI content.

I like challenges, and I thrive in environments where continuous learning are the keys to success. I have a history of quickly adapting to assigned tasks, which have often led to advancements in my career. It speaks to my work ethic, desire to do things the right way and passions to make a difference.

Playing a variety of team sports since I could walk has resulted in me developing many team skills. I have been on teams where I have had to be a leader and on others where I was a role player. I was able to succeed in both positions. I understand the team's goals come before me and I work to meet and exceed those goals.

  • Name:Alvaro Castelan
  • Phone:219.256.2402
  • Email:alvaro.castelan.21@gmail.com
  • Location: Austin, Texas


Work History

January 2019 - Present
Content Creator

Vaco SF onsite at Google

  • Take partner assets and determine GIFable moments.
  • Create GIFs using Photoshop from partner content.
  • Determine ratings for GIF's suitability for certain audiences based on its content.
  • Give GIFs proper tags to increase visibility on Tenor.
  • Upload GIFs to Tenor after approval from content partner to their partner page.
July 2018 - Present
Freelance Web Developer


  • Build and design websites and web apps using React, Express, MongoDB, Node, Sass, Photoshop.
  • Update website to have more modern look and feel.
  • Convert image infographics to HTML and CSS infographics.
May 2015 - Jan 2018
Buyer's Agent/Listing Assistant

Patti Couperthwaite's Team w/ Coldwell Banker RWG Realtors

  • Promoted three times from Office Assistant to Marketing/Closing Coordinator to Buyer's Agent.
  • Helped process over $53 Million in transactions.
  • While licensed (10/2016-1/2018) produced $3.5 Million in individual sales.
  • Assisted in the implementation of a CRM program (Top Producer) to help increase team efficiency.
  • Designed marketing materials and assisted in the ordering of marketing materials.
  • Increased office efficiency by designing new forms, checklists, and amending processes.
  • Trained new team members.
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Team Leader


  • Drove sales by identifying areas of improvement and made suggestions to drive best possible return on key performance indicators.
  • Performed store operations by being detail-oriented in receiving, displaying, merchandising and replenishing product, as well as in maintaining a clean and organized store environment.
  • Trained basic core and seasonal product knowledge to all team members.
  • Understood customer expectations and coached team to exceed those expectations at all times.
  • Fostered teamwork by understanding when other team members needed help and willingly offered support and feedback to improve their performance.
Sept 2014 - May 2015
Housing Assistant

Trine University

  • Created and maintained housing databases.
  • Processed forms and housing requests from students.
  • Assisted in compiling housing reports and housing assignments.
  • Verified and placed key orders.

Education History

Apr 2018 - July 2018
CPE Program Certificate

University of Texas -Austin

Full-time, full-stack program coding program that teachs browser-based technologies, deployment,databases, and service side developement.

Aug 2012 - May 2016
Anticipated BS in Business Administration

Trine University

Acitvites and Societies:

Trine University Honors Association, Kappa Sigma, Senator for Ketner School of Business (Student Government), Campus Activites Board (Student Government), American Marketing Association, Trine University's Men's Soccer Team

6 credits away from degree completion.


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