Robert Castellanos

Graphic Designer

“I love experimenting with design to take a client’s vision and help them realize it in exciting and unexpected ways. I push myself to see what’s possible.”

What is your role at Waltz and your career experience?

My degree in graphic design gave me the foundation for almost everything I know about design and how to put my ideas on the screen. It also fostered a great sense of curiosity and desire to keep experimenting and learning new things. Now as a designer at Waltz since 2021, I’m experimenting with 3D modeling to make projects more interesting with motion and augmented reality features. The moment there’s a new app or program, I rush to try it out and see what I can make with it. Working in this field, you have to develop a thick skin when it comes to design critiques. We’re all trying to come to the best design solution possible, so there’s no point in taking things personally and it’s good to hear what others have to say and find ways to improve.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I like hiking with my dog and exploring and photographing abandoned buildings. My love for weird art installations takes me all over the place, like to Slab City’s East Jesus and to Salvation Mountain in southern California. On the side, I have done pro-bono work for La Cocina, a non-profit that helps women, immigrants and people of color with resources to start their business.

What do you like about working at Waltz Creative?

I love that Waltz is a small studio where I get to meet and talk to everyone, and how welcoming it is. Every day, I’m working on projects where I feel I really get to be creative and try new things. I appreciate how helpful my coworkers are and I love having the opportunity to work with such a great team of talented people who all really enjoy what they do. Waltz has a great portfolio of work, and I want to do my part in contributing to that.

Robert Castellanos