Kevin Lizarazo

Design Technologist

person I am an autodidactic web developer accustomed to operating on fast-paced teams, facing challenging coding problems, and resolving them accordingly. I am deeply curious and have an investigative mindset, as well as the ability to recognize, research, and learn what I do not know. I look forward to developing new product engineering skills and honing my existing skill set. I also love following news along the intersection of international affairs and cybersecurity.

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email klizarazo at gmail dot com


build Professional Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • JavaScript
  • Gatsby
  • D3
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • webpack
  • NPM
  • Git
  • Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create robust web sites from visual concepts, wireframes, and product design sessions

work

Freelance Web Developer

  • Develop and maintain interactives, web pages, microsites, and reporting tools for journalists at CalMatters
  • Developed interactive maps for ridewithvia.com allowing users to vote for expansions in New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., using Leaflet.js and Google Forms

Council on Foreign Relations

Design Technologist, Digital Development

April 2017 - present

  • Use skills in front-end design and development (like HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Gatsby) to develop websites, data visualizations, and tools for use by the editorial and research teams
  • Develop and maintain a bespoke front-end data visualization system for designers to easily produce high-quality, interactive graphics
  • Implement a workflow for publishing CFR’s first responsive email newsletters
  • Serve as the Product & Design team's most accessible, front-facing technical resource, present work to various teams, departments, colleagues, and executive leadership
  • Created a new role within CFR's Digital team to prototype new product ideas for the organization and liaise between designers and developers

Assistant Multimedia Producer

June 2013 - April 2017

  • Assisted in the web production of the InfoGuides, an online documentary series
  • Utilized JavaScript to develop two interactive slideshows on foreign policy issues, each with custom audio functionality
  • 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
  • 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

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