Hi, I'm Karen Aragon.

I am a Frontend Developer and Designer.

I enjoy making beautiful, maintainable and performance-optimised websites.

Work Experience

Frontend Developer & Designer at Purify

  • Converted website mockups into a cross-browser, responsive, and functional site that enables search and discover for businesses in need of security expertise.
  • Developed a site scan tool that produces a report of known vulnerabilities in companies' site and Github repositories.
  • Developed a HackerNews-like posting board to engage users to interact and share security information.
  • Performed optimization tests and maintainence.

Django, JavaScript, jQuery, d3.js, LESS, responsive

View More 2017 - 2015

Frontend Developer & Designer at dMetrics

  • Collaborated with project manager and marketing to build a consumer behavior analytics web app.
  • Developed a multipage user dashboard and multi-faceted search bar feature.
  • Created interactive visualizations that enabled users to easily understand rich data sets and metrics.
  • Designed microsites and emails for target marketing campaigns.

Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SASS, HighCharts, responsive

View More 2015-2013

Data Visualization at Enigma

  • Designed and developed interactive data visualizations that enable users to readily understand the complexities of the data.
  • Topics include: NYPD stop & frisk, credit card complaints, bank merges.

d3.js, leaflet.js

View More 2013

Human-Robot Interaction at University of Minnesota

  • Programmed a NAO robot to play interactive memory games with children suffering from learning disabilities.
  • Workshopped the game to Neuroscience and Psychology professors at the University of Minnesota.

Python, NAO robot, NAO API

Fall 2013

Advanced Software Dev Fellow at CUNY

  • 1 of 10 students chosen to learn and build iOS and Ruby/Rails applications.
  • Designed and developed an iOS app, NewViz that aggregated news feeds and categorized them based on their political bias.
  • Rebuilt NewViz as a web app in Ruby/Rails and deployed to Heroku.

Objective C, Ruby & Rails


Personal Projects

I like to spend my free time building ideas. It keeps the creativity flowing and helps me be a better programmer.


I am always adapting and learning to stay relevant in this industry, but these are the skills and tools I have used most frequently.