Paul Cook
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Work History

UX Architect, Basin Electric Power Cooperative

3/2001 – Present

Freelance Web Design Consultant, Screaming Loon Media

1/2000 – 9/2009

Web Analyst, State of ND Information Technology Dept.

1/2000 - 1/2001

Multi-Media Producer, State of ND Dept. of Transportation

10/1996 - 1/2000

Editor/Director, KMOT-TV

10/95-10/96

Skills

User Experience: Graphic Design, Information Architecture, User Acceptance Testing, User Interface Design and Development, Prototyping, Wireframing

Marketing: Brand Strategy, Digital Marketing, Google Adwords Certified, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Hubspot, Pay Per Click Advertising (Google, Bing, Facebook), Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Strategy,

Development: Web Content Management, Git, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Foundation and Bootstrap, familiar with working in React, .Net, PHP

Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Code Editors, Visual Studio Code, Drupal, Microsoft Office, Project Management, Sharepoint, WordPress.

 

Recognition

  • Serve on the Touchstone Energy Brand Strategy Committee responsible for national advertising planning and placement, strategic partnerships, message development and creative implementation.
  • Act as the digital marketing strategist and PPC administrator for Brave the Shave, a charitable organization supporting families battling childhood cancer.
  • Volunteer PPC administrator for Climb for PTSD, a charitable organization helping PTSD victims.
  • Serve on the advisory board for Bismarck State College's Web Page Development and Design Dept.
  • Google AdWords certified.
  • Chair the internal United Way backpack food program providing food to disadvantaged children.
  • Currently serve on the advisory board for Bismarck State College's Web Page Development and Design Dept.
  • 2016 - Presented on web accessibility and ADA compliance in 2016 to the NDAREC statewide meeting.
  • 2013 – Council of Rural Electric Communicators Spotlight on Excellence Award of Merit, Best Use of Electronic Communication for annual meeting attendee mobile site.
  • 2011 – Council of Rural Electric Communicators Spotlight on Excellence Award of Merit, Best Use of Electronic Media for large media displays.
  • 2007 - 37th Annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference and Competition – asked to judge regional Web Site Development competition.
  • 2006 - Council of Rural Electric Communicators Award of Merit, Best Website for www.basinelectric.com.
  • 2005 - Spotlight on Excellence, Award of Excellence for www.basinelectric.com
  • 2004 - Spotlight on Excellence, Award of Merit, Best Website for www.nplains.com.
  • 2003 - Presented whitepaper on improving brand awareness and continuity to the Touchstone Energy Advertising Committee.
  • 2002 - Attained Dreamweaver 4 Developer Certification.
  • 2002 - Study conducted by researchers at Indiana University-Bloomington on behalf of Pricewaterhouse Coopers ranked North Dakota's Discovernd Portal - www.discovernd.com - as one of the Nations' top government web sites.
  • 1998 - Telly Awards - Finalist award for video: "Scenic Byways."
  • 1997 - Communicator Awards - Crystal Award of Excellence for video: "Scenic Byways."
  • 1995 - Photographs published in "Crossings, a Photographic Document of Fargo, ND."
Brave the Shave
brave the shave

Volunteer digital marketer. Brave the Shave helps families get through their battle with childhood cancer.

Brave the Shave
Climb for PTSD
brave the shave

Volunteer AdWords administrator. Climb for PTSd helps heroes in their fight against PTSD.

Climb for PTSD
Kiteboarding ND
brave the shave

Building the sport and the community around kiteboarding in ND. Started Chicken Loop, a yearly kiteboarders get together.

Kite ND