Cognition Studio

strategic communications for life sciences

Building on 15 years of experience in specialty pharma, small biotech, and research-driven healthcare, Cognition's therapeutic category expertise include: immunotherapy, blood-related cancers, neurology, autoimmune, respiratory, infectious disease, and global, environmental and public health.


Cognition teamed up with Seattle STD Clinic to create a patient-friendly approach to self-testing. Process-based illustrations ensure testing method is clearly communicated.

Female cut away, Male profile with brain highlighted, vascular system, brain exposed

Cognition teamed up with Swedish Neuroscience Institute to develop a series of targeted clinic communications for patient education describing gama knife radiosurgery procedures & outcomes.

physician brochure, product illustration, drupal website design, physican training manuals, product illustrations

Cognition teamed up with Olympus Respiratory America to develop physican-based tools, allowing them to teach new patient selection and air leak isolation methods across the globe.


NVFF partnered with Cognition Studio to employ a holistic communication strategy across all platforms with a campaign that encapsulates their brand and truly allows consumers to visualize themselves in the Festival experience. Featured on CommArts "Web Pick of the Week".  View Work project >

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Welcome to Cognition Studio

Our Expertise

Cognition is the only small, technology-forward, full-service strategic communications firm dedicated to life sciences industries.

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We find it extremely satisfying to develop communication strategies that, in many cases, help to advance the development and understanding of life-changing scientific discoveries.

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What We Do

  1. Interactive & Digital

    • continuing medical education, training modules, interactive design
    • scientific research, user experience, genetic testing, database design, drupal website design
    • tablet interface design, aids education, responsive design for healthcare
    • field research, kindle app design, environmental health
    • mobile education, medical continuning education, responsive design for healthcare

    Interactive & Digital

    At Cognition we are true believers in the power of design to advance a scientific agenda. We could use our critical design skills in an infinite number of ways, but we have a passion for science; for making a difference in the world; for helping people live a better life. Science is like that. And we like science.

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  2. Biomedical Visualization

    Biomedical Visualization

    Cognition didn’t start out with a focus on life sciences. It’s an expertise and a passion that has evolved, and since 2008 the majority of our practice and studio time has centered there.

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  3. Brand Communications

    • corporate collateral, direct mail, brochure design, ticket brochure
    • logo design, brand development, arts non-profit design
    • collateral design, stationery design, letterhead, business card
    • signage, way finding, POP design

    Brand Communications

    We help you communicate more effectively with collaborators, investors, boards of directors, grant makers, researchers, potential employees, you name it. And it’s our view that all of these communications are the early building blocks of your brand.

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  4. Napa Valley Film Festival 2014