A little bit about me

My name is Oriol Casto Arnau and I'm a front-end developer living in a beautiful Mediterranean small city called Vilanova i la Geltrú near Barcelona and fully connected to the world.

I have been always interested in everything related to technology and how it can change the way we live. Three years ago I decided to make a turn in my career and become a full-time professional developer.

These are the beacons that led me, and still do, through my journey.

Make it easy

The understanding of how things work and the desire to find the best possible solution to a problem is a great fuel for exploration. That's why I became an engineer.

  • Master's Degree in Aerospace Science and Technology 2011 - 2014
  • Aeronautical Technical Engineering esp. Aircraft navigation 2005 - 2009

After college and reflecting on where my path was leading me I decided to make a 42-degree turn and become a web developer. I consider myself a product-centric engineer so it made sense to put the focus in the web dev area closer to the final user, the front-end. With dedication and thanks to the vast online resources available nowadays I have been able to grow my knowledge stack:

  • The ecosystem of Reactjs and the component-based aproach to build web applications.
  • Metaframeworks like Gatsbyjs or Next.js and the architecture of modern web.
  • Client-server communication using both REST and GraphQL APIs for the data layer.
  • Responsive and mobile-first design using pure CSS, libraries like Bulma, Material-UI or Semantic-UI, or developing a custom components library using Styled Components and Styled System.

Do it together

Aside of developing a carrer I have always considered that as a citizen is very important to be involved in some form of social activism. From my time in the free time educational movement (Esplais) with Drac Màgic first and as part of the board of Esplais Catalans later, and also as an active member of La Unió Vilanovina I have achieved some key abilities that I use now in my professional career.

  • The teamwork spirit as a must.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • The tools for an effective leadership.
  • The importance of commitment and to bond with the project.

Do it right!

You can find me in my social networks as @oriolcastro_ or write me to the email uri@oriolcastro.me

At the moment I don't take freelancing projects in OK! Studio as I'm working full time in Xceed.

Made with in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
using Gatsby and React, styled with Theme UI and delivered by Netlify.