Caitlin Alvarez: Employee Spotlight

Posted on Mar 22, 2017
Caitlin Alvarez: Employee Spotlight

Caitlin Alvarez is our digital designer, gaming guru and mac and cheese connoisseur! You can usually find a dinosaur or two hanging around her desk while she designs the latest graphic for whatever project is thrown her way.  Caitlin’s eye for detail and creative spirit makes her a valuable part of our design team.  If you think her design skills are impressive you should see her gaming abilities! Read below to learn more about our favorite puppy loving, game-playing, punster.

What is your favorite part about working at RD Thomas?
Getting to work with and learn from a super talented and highly motivated team! I learn something new everyday here!

Why did you go into advertising?
I wanted to join a creative environment that would offer a variety of projects I could work on.

Netflix or Hulu?
Netflix all the way. Gotta get those original series.

Favorite fast food chain?
Either Rosa’s or Taco Bell.

Favorite pizza topping?
Classic cheese, please!

If money was no object, what would you do all day?
I would probably spend my time traveling and going to Disney World. I want to see all the Disney parks worldwide. :D

Favorite thing to do in Lubbock?
Go on adventures with friends and discover new places in town I didn’t know about.

Outside work, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Video games, books, and friends! Recently, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been eating up all my spare time. That game is HUGE!

What kind of driver are you?
The kind that takes 10 years off your lifespan.

Favorite social network?
I use Facebook a lot out of boredom. I wouldn’t say I have a favorite social network though. They all kinda feel superficial to me.

How do you define success?
By how happy you are, how many dogs you have, and how much sleep you get at night.

If there was a movie about your life, what would the title be?
Toys and Tomfoolery

What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee?
Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey Jr., or Patrick Stewart.

If you could live in a book, TV show, or movie, what would it be?
This is an impossible question. There are so many amazing worlds I would want to be a part of! Maybe Avatar: The Last Airbender or Pokemon or Star Wars. If we open up the door to anime and video games then the possibilities are endless! How can you pick just one?!

Favorite line from a movie?
“Ah, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Rafiki, The Lion King. Words to live by.

What makes you laugh?
I laugh a lot so almost anything really. Puppies, jokes, irony, bad puns, myself, etc.

Hamburgers or tacos?
That is a tough one… I love a good burger but I gotta go tacos.

What kind of celebration would there be on a “St. YOU” day?
It would be a day full of dogs, dinosaurs, and mac n’ cheese!

What’s your favorite family tradition?
Outside of Christmas, we don’t have much in terms of traditions. We just exist together and enjoy each other’s company.

Favorite place you have ever traveled to?
Disney World. I haven’t traveled very much though.

What is one exotic country you would like to visit?
I don’t know what defines “exotic” but I would like to see Spain and Japan.

What would you do on your dream date?
A Disney park or an art museum or something new!

Mac or PC?
Mac is very user friendly but I prefer PC for their capabilities.

If you were given free tickets to the Super Bowl, would you go or sell them?
Sell ‘em! I’m not a sportsball person.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
I would probably buy my parents a house of their choosing and pay it off before I bought anything for myself.

What would you sing at karaoke night?
It’d be Disney songs. Maybe of the “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Lion King” varieties.

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
I would probably go back to ancient Egyptian times. Their culture fascinates me to no end.

Is there a silly accomplishment you’ve made that you’re secretly really proud of?
I’m quite proud of my expansive Pokemon card collection. I’ve been collecting for years!

Do you love or hate roller-coasters?
I like the thrill and speed but I hate feeling like I’m going to fly out of my seat at any given moment.

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
I have put A LOT of thought into this over the years and hands down I’d pick telekinesis—the ability to move things with one’s mind. I would make the greatest supervillain ever!

Night owl or early riser?
Night owl. I usually don’t get up before 11 if I can help it.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Maybe Toys R Us? Ooh, or a video game store? Or possibly the Disney store? Too difficult to choose just one!

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Macaroni and Cheese! It’s my favorite :3

Film festival or music festival?
Film festival, definitely. Music is great but I find film more enthralling.

What fad do you wish would come back?
Lisa Frank. It’s slowly making a revival but I want the full 90’s Lisa Frank experience again!

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Design and create a toy! That would be fantastic!

Favorite style of music?
I have no particular style but I am fond of rock, metal, and dance music.

What was the best thing that happened to you this past week?
I brought my Zelda game up to the office and we all played together on our lunch break. :)

What is your goal in life? Do you think you will achieve it?
Have a happy life, live to an appropriate age, and have a sick looking tombstone when I die. At the very least, I’ll probably achieve the death part.

Tell us something we don’t already know about you:
I almost went into psychology instead of graphic design. I love learning about what makes people tick and how it affects their behavior and personality.