Cognition Studio, Inc.

strategic communications for life sciences

News & Ideas

March 16, 2017
By Kristine Johnson

Cognition is proud to support, and contribute to, the Northwest Science Writers Association full day workshop for science communicators and public information officers.

July 26, 2016
By 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.

Zika virus
February 22, 2016
By Inessa Stanishevskaya

With the Zika virus sweeping the globe and overwhelming the media's attention, Cognition wanted to add to the conversation by creating a shareable visualization that would coalesce the known facts about the outbreak and take a deeper look into the virus itself. 

December 18, 2014
By Taylor Raquer

The Challenge

Over a year in the making, The Napa Valley Film Festival and Cognition Studio partnered to deliver a re-envisioned brand campaign to increase awareness, generate higher attendance than the previous year, and allow attendees to visualize themselves in the festival experience.

December 18, 2014
By Kristine Johnson

Cognition Studio, Inc. Featured in Communication Arts “Web Pick of the Week”

November 5, 2014
By Kristine Johnson

On October 23, 2014 I was notified of being nominated by my Chapter for the 2014 Seattle AIGA Fellow Award. It is a great honor and privildge to be a member of AIGA, to serve my Seattle Design community, and to strive to lead in a way that leaves a mark…or maybe it is more appropriate to say, creates a ripple.

September 19, 2014
By Kristine Johnson

Client:—connects bird watchers all over the world by delivering daily shows and stories.

Project Title: Mobile Adaptation of the website

Duration: June–September 2014


September 16, 2014
By Kristine Johnson

Cognition was awarded five "Best in Design" Awards for the Health + Wellness Design Awards. With over a thousand entries, they selected only 10% to receive awards, of which we received 5. Nice job team!

September 6, 2014
By Kristine Johnson

Cognition Studio, Inc. Appoints New Director of Design
Strategic Communications for Life Sciences Grows Design Team

December 15, 2013
By Kristine Johnson

From food to shoes to ears, 3D printing is taking some big leaps forward for advancing the application of innovative ideas for human medical problems. 3D printing is not a new technology, it has been used in the manufacturing industry since the early 1980's to craft working prototypes—enter 2014, the advent of affordability meets scalability equaling accessibility.

November 29, 2013
By David Ehlert

We have the pleasure of working with some of the best and the brightest companies who are pushing to bring life changing science, methodologies and products to those in need. Here are some highlights of clients that have made the news this quarter, keep up the fantastic work!

October 22, 2013
By Amanda Grage

We believe that supporting parents during their journey through health-based documentation, access to NICU information, and an emotional connection to the process will allow them to make real time connections, be supported, and thrive during their journey.

September 20, 2013
By Kristine Johnson

Presented by AIGA Seattle as part of the 2013 Seattle Design Festival

September 1, 2013
By Kristine Johnson

Cognition is proud to announce awards received for the following projects:

Seattle Children's Research Institute
PEEP: Preventing Environmental Exposures in Pregnancy

Seattle Chamber Music Society
Branding Program

Carmel Bach Festival
2013 Festival Marketing Campaign


July 2, 2013
By David Ehlert

This article was originally published in ARCADE, Issue 31.4, Science, Art and Inquiry, in June 2013.


Within the three-pound universe we call the brain, an active neural landscape lights up when an idea bursts into existence: a personal Big Bang!

January 1, 2013
By David Ehlert

Cognition Announces the Use of Mimics

November 14, 2012
By David Ehlert

Cognition Studio was fortunate to have a solo show entitled code *assemblages of knowledge transfer at the Esvelt Gallery in Pasco, WA from November 5 to December 6, 2012.

Copyright 2012, Jared Travnicek. All rights reserved.
August 10, 2012
By David Ehlert

When the May/June 2012 issue of Scientific American MindTM reached our office, a smiling man with puppet-like features inquired "Who's in Control?" This captivating image by Aaron Goodman compelled me to turn to page 22 and begin reading "Finding Free Will", the cover story by Dr. Christof Koch.

April 7, 2012
By David Ehlert

Cognition Studio was an integral team member on the Tri Hoang medical malpractice case. Brought in early in the game, certified medical illustrator David Ehlert was able to help sift through the complex case data and work with a team of specialists to understand the information that was vital to the case. Work on this case went on for over a year and was fervidly and meticulously reviewed and illustrated to ensure the jury would be able to follow along and understand even the minute details while grasping the overall picture.

November 1, 2008
By David Ehlert

When you read “Medical Illustrator” what comes to mind?