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
  • JavaScript
  • D3.js
  • jQuery
  • 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
  • Serve as the department's most accessible, front-facing technical resource
  • Create a workflow for publishing CFR’s first responsive email newsletters
  • 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 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

  • Created 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