Kevin Lizarazo

Design Technologist

person An ambitious front-end developer with more than three years professional web development experience for a range of clients, I am aiming to take on new challenges in journalism, web development, and cybersecurity.

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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


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

Council on Foreign Relations

Design Technologist

April 2017 - present

  • Created a new role within CFR's Digital team to prototype new product ideas for the organization and liaise between designers and developers
  • Use skills in front-end design and development (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) to help shape interactive websites, data visualizations, 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
  • Taught myself basic 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's The World Next Week, a podcast that forecasts international developments
  • Helped drive our weekly podcast subscriber count from 5,000 to 20,000, and up to 30,000 for special episodes featured on iTunes
  • Contributed to'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


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