Kevin Lizarazo

Design Technologist

person I am an autodidact 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 and design skills and honing my existing skill set.

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email klizarazo at gmail dot com

build Professional Skills

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


Freelance projects

  • Develop and maintain interactives, web pages, microsites, and reporting tools for journalists at CalMatters
  • Developed interactive maps for 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

April 2017 - present

  • Created a new role within CFR's Digital team to prototype new product ideas for the organization and liaise between designers, developers, and “customers” within the organization
  • Use skills in front-end design and development (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) to help shape and develop custom microsites, data visualizations, and other products for multiple departments
  • Serve as the department's most accessible, front-facing technical resource, present work to various teams, departments, colleagues, and executive leadership
  • Developed CFR’s first responsive email newsletters and regularly maintain them across all departments
  • Design, develop, and implement front-end systems for data visualization designers to produce their own high-quality, bespoke interactive graphics

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'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


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