Kevin Lizarazo

Welcome.

I'm a design technologist in New York. I make websites and interactives using my skills in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. I currently work at the Council on Foreign Relations. I have a background in journalism, political science, and web development. Check out a selection of my projects below, or my CV and GitHub page above.

The world is in the midst of a transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines, artificial intelligence, new technologies, and global competition remake how people do their jobs and pursue their careers. The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century focuses on how to rebuild the links among work, opportunity, and economic security for all Americans in the face of accelerating change.

Using Leaflet.js and hooking in Google Forms, I created a series of maps for Via in order to crowdsource the next neighborhoods they will expand to in New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago.

When a Tunisian fruit vendor who had been harassed by police set himself on fire in December 2010, he could scarcely have imagined that he would spark protest movements across the Arab world. Calls for reform cam eup against resistance, though, and five years on, most countries that had been in revolt have so far seen tumult or entrenched authoritarianism rather than democratic transitions.

A research project called RIS4E is helping NASA prepare to send humans back to the moon or on to Mars or nearby asteroids. The team's latest research expedition took them to the volcanic fields of New Mexico, where a veteran astronaut joined their mission and students in the Stony Brook University School of Journalism chronicled their quest.

Queens Tribune: Fusion Tables Route Map

The Queens Tribune needed a way to visually display information about each of their high-volume paper routes. For this project, I created a Python script to process and clean up large Excel and CSV data files containing proprietary route information. Then, I used JavaScript, Google Fusion Tables, and Google Street View Image API to place all information processed by the script into a shareable custom Google Maps page.

Kevin Lizarazo

Front-end Web Developer

person I am interested in a career in front-end development. I have more than three years of professional web development experience. I earned a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism.

my_location New York City


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build Professional Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • React.js
  • D3.js
  • Leaflet.js
  • jQuery
  • WordPress
  • Drupal 8
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create robust web sites from visual concepts, wireframes, and product design sessions

work Work Experience

Freelance projects

  • Worked with Via to create maps allowing the ridesharing company to crowdsource potential expansion zones in New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., using Leaflet.js and Google Forms
  • Built a search engine to check keyword matches against the New York Times tag database
  • Created a series of maps for the Queens Tribune to visualize paper routes for the businesses they deliver to, including addresses, photos of locations, and number of papers expected per delivery

Council on Foreign Relations

Design Technologist

April 2017 - present

  • Created a new role within CFR's Creative Innovation department to serve as a liaison between the design and development teams
  • Use skills in front-end design and development (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) to help shape interactive websites, data visualizations, maps, and other products for online publication by the editorial and research teams

Assistant Multimedia Producer

June 2013 - April 2017

  • Assisted in the web production of the InfoGuide series, an ongoing journalistic project that conveys scholarly inquiry through interactive multimedia on diverse issues such as China's maritime disputes, deforestation in the Amazon, and the resurgent Taliban
  • Utilized CFR's proprietary CMS and Drupal 8 as both a content creator and site-builder
  • Taught myself basic JavaScript to develop two interactive slideshows with custom audio functionality; one highlighted the state of the Middle East and North Africa five years after the Arab Spring and the other assessed the humanitarian catastrophe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Created The President's Inbox, an iTunes-featured podcast that assesses international affairs, U.S. national security, and foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump's administration
  • Produced and edited CFR.org's The World Next Week, a podcast that forecasts international developments
  • Helped drive our weekly CFR.org podcast subscriber count from 5,000 to 20,000, and up to 30,000 for special episodes featured on iTunes
  • Contributed to CFR.org's social video strategy offering breaking analysis and assessments of international issues and topics by experts from CFR
  • Published videos on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

Stony Brook University

Adjunct Lecturer

May 2015 - August 2017

  • Developed website to showcase student-journalists work on a Wordpress custom installation
  • Traveled with undergraduate and graduate students to Hawaii and New Mexico to instruct them as they reported on NASA's geological field research
  • Taught students how to become self-sufficient multimedia reporters capable of interviewing, producing, and editing stories, images, and videos

school Education

Stony Brook University

Class of 2014

B.A.: Political Science & Journalism

General Assembly

Summer 2017

FEWD Course

New York University's School of Professional Studies

Summer 2016

Certificate: Professional Development Gold Standard in Intro to Python