Cognition Studio, Inc.

strategic communications for life sciences

Careers at Cognition Studio

We are an award-winning strategic communications firm in Seattle whose core focus is working with emerging health technology companies seeking to bring voice, clarity and brand to their products & services.

Blanket requests can be sent to careers@cognitionstudio.com

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UX/INTERACTION DESIGNER (senior level)

We are seeking to add a UX digital and interaction designer to help our team of award-winning designers and biomedical visualization specialists. Areas of work may include: digital product definition, product development processes, service design, interaction design, field and user research, environmental design, data visualization design, market validation and product positioning, and full system approaches.

The ideal candidate for this role loves strategy, research, creative problem solving, informing visual solutions, user-oriented and passionate about design and interaction design. He or she is able to communicate, defend, and build consensus around design direction, and independently drive areas of the experience with a sense of passion and ownership.

Responsibilities:
Leadership
• Participate and lead in design brainstorming and work sessions, supporting Client strategy and project framing needs.
• Collaborate and communicate with designers, development teams, and project partners from initial concept to final implementation for an integrated approach.
• Research, strategize and inform the shape and function of digital interactions and other user-based processes and work to build informed solutions that build out a full systems approach.

HCD/UX
• Conduct field research and data gathering to build strong use cases and product definition requirements.
• Produce scenarios, process flows, information architecture diagrams, wireframes, visual design redlines and other user experience strategies required for developing and evolving designs.
• Create sketches, storyboards, wireframes, presentations, walk-throughs and functional prototypes to communicate interaction and experience design requirements to the rest of the team.
• Work to coordinate user testing efforts, interpret test results, and incorporate results into design efforts.

VCD
• Work with designers to inform clear functionality in a variety of styles and forms—from traditional graphic design, design thinking & research, digital & interactive design and motion.
• Help bring complex health, science and technological information, data and narratives to life with clarity.
• Deliver creative and innovative solutions to complex visual and interaction problems that focus on the clarity of information, are easy to comprehend, are brand-centric, and build brand loyalty.

Qualifications:
Related experience required. Must have strong interaction and visual design skills with the ability to design a wide range of project deliverables with strengths lying in HCI and digital interface design and complex information design. Strong communication and project management skills required. Ability to self-motivate and self-manage under deadline constraints. Must have the ability to understand technology issues and communicate information effectively. Proficiency in current and emerging web and mobile technologies and standard design software packages a must. Ability to demonstrate and present an in-depth knowledge of fundamental design principles around visual- and interaction design is a must as well as a proven record of applying a good design process. Ability to prototype design solutions and motion design skills are a plus but not a requirement for this role.

Bachelor or Master degree in Visual Communication Design, Human-Computer Interaction, UX Design, Industrial Design or related area is required. A combination of education and experience may substitute for a Master's degree.

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DIGITAL DESIGNER (mid level)

We are seeking a seasoned digital designer, min. 5 years experience, to join our growing team. This role would encompass working on and managing a wide variety of digital projects, from websites, microsites, kiosks, software, app, and data visualizations. Encompasses user experience, user interface and creative technologies. Including working with our motion team to support design needs in animation, interactive and other motion-based projects. We will have formal job posting available shortly, but if you are looking to join an intellectual, creative, and strategic team and want to sink your teeth into a small firm that has a variety of projects and room to grow into Director role give us a shout out.

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PRESENTATION SPECIALIST (mid level)

More details posted shortly.

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FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPER (mid level)

More details to come.

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BRAND DESIGNER (mid level)

More details posted shortly.

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