Cognition Studio, Inc.

strategic communications for life sciences

Cognition Expands Team, Hires New Senior Designer

July 26, 2016
By Kristine Johnson
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Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:49 -- Kristine Johnson

Seattle, WAChad P. Hall has joined Cognition Studio, Inc. as a Senior Designer.

Chad has spent most of his working experience in places you wouldn’t normally find a designer; tourism marketing and business management consulting. Before joining Cognition, he helped teach design fundamentals courses at the University of Washington while earning his Master of Design.

Previously, he worked at Revel Consulting on brand identity, design and marketing initiatives. During his time at Revel, Hall co-founded the Revel Foundry, an organization to facilitate design thinking in a management consulting environment.

Bringing a design mindset to non-traditional environments has made for a multitude of exciting collaborations and allowed Chad to learn from wearing multiple hats at the same time.

“Chad is a strong leader,” said Kristine Johnson, Cognition’s Chief Design Strategist. “He guides his teams and client engagements through thoughtful human-centered approaches to build systems, brands and products that are highly functional, memorable and beautiful.”

Chad Hall holds a Master of Design (MDes) from the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC) Magna Cum Laude, Advertising & Public Relations from Pacific Lutheran University.

His masters thesis work focused on data visualization in personal informatics. The project, Music Notes, explored how using music listening data as a visual representation of self could present new opportunities for reflection.

Hall also co-hosts, “This is Design School,” a podcast for those interesting in design, starting a career in design, or needing a reminder of why they went into design.

About Cognition Studio, Inc.

Cognition is a strategic creative communications agency dedicated to the Life Science. With an office in Seattle’s biotech and innovation core, we specialize in providing clear, accurate scientific storytelling and brand development to help companies clearly communicate complex procedures, services and products. We believe the work we do today will have global impact tomorrow.

Cognition Studio, Inc.
Kristine A. Johnson, Co-founder & Chief Design Strategist