Science is our first language.
The Cognition team has more than 20 years of experience in pharma, biotech, and research science. Our therapeutic-category expertise includes blood-related cancers; immunotherapy; immuno-oncology; autoimmune, respiratory, and infectious disease; neurosurgery; biomaterials; biomedical devices; and nanotechnology.
We’re also designers, communicators, and artists, and we apply creative, curious thinking to healthcare, translational medicine, and patient-knowledge campaigns; product and service design; and information design for global, environmental, and public health.
Our Three Core Pillars
Science is complex. Clarity is essential. We believe the Life Science industry deserves accurate, visually compelling stories that advance scientific understanding. Our approach to science storytelling clarifies and amplifies the client’s voice, transforms complex information into creative solutions that connect, resonate, and ultimately, improve the human condition.
Digital & Interactive Solutions
From awe to understanding…knowing is good. We believe the purposeful fusion of technology, art, and science accelerates understanding and knowledge transfer. Intelligent functionality can drive meaningful engagements and emotional connections that build adherence between our clients and their target audiences.
Great brands leverage the power of Design. Now more than ever, we believe in the power of design. As practiced here, design is a discipline rich in research, strategy, and experimentation, and spans both art and science. Our method of incubating ideas to create novel solutions is human-centric, embracing both analytical thinking and reflective feeling—the combination of logic and illogic. We reveal the uniqueness of each brand by designing systems built on clarity and concision. Whether it’s identity, informational, campaign, or experiential, our design approach addresses the unique challenges faced by life science companies. It effectively connects science knowledge with people’s desires to lead healthy, productive lives.
Curiosity. Discovery. Communication.
It's not the CDC you usually think of, but these three ideas are in our DNA and are expressed in every facet - every cell - of our work.
AIGA (re)Design Awards Culture PEEP Field Research and Clinical Study Material, 2015
RxClub Adaptive Biotech, immunosequencing animation, 2015 Celgene, glass narrative, 2016 Acerta Pharma, Acalabrutanib, 2016 Moderna Therapeutics, personalized cancer vaccine animation, 2018
Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Merit Calistoga, MOA exhibit 2011 Adaptive Biotech, animation, 2015 Acerta Pharma, Acalabrutanib, 2016 Shorefriendly, animation 2016 Law Office of Joanne Werner, Exhibits 2016 Adaptive clonoSEQ MRD Animation, 2017 Award of Excellence PWRFL Law, Exhibits 2017
GDUSA Health + Wellness Design Award Adaptive Biotech, immunoSEQ Kit Package Design, 2014 IMPS I Just Couldn’t Wait! Book, 2014 Natural Molecular, Website Design, 2014 Seattle Children’s SHIP Study, 2014 Seattle Children’s PEEP Study, 2014 Novuson Surgical, Animation 2016
Startup Weekend “Women’s Edition” Best User Experience Five Joys mobile app, July 2012
Startup Weekend “Rise of the Designer” Best Market Validation Street Codes mobile + web app, January 2012
PRINT Regional Annual and Silver ADDY “Into the Woods” Branding & Marketing, 2011
GDUSA American Graphic Design Award Seattle Children’s PEEP branding, 2013 Carmel Bach marketing campaign, 2013 Seattle Chamber Music Society branding, 2013 My46.org website design, 2012 Natural Molecular website design, 2012 SH/FT branding, 2012 NWABR annual report, 2012 Nelleen Berlin branding, 2012 Ecosystem Photo look book, 2012 Centers for Priority Based Budgeting, 2012 NWABR Student Bio Expo branding, 2009 Bellacure marketing collateral, 2008
Association of Medical Illustrators Certificate of Merit Gilead Sciences Illustrations, 2011
Graphis Design Annual Gold Branding for Akasha, 2009
Silver CREATE Award Bellacure OA Medical Device, 2008
Award of Excellence, Rx Club 2000
Oracle Women Leaders—OWL Seattle Women in Leadership Panel, March 2015
Lunch Box Lecture: Getting to Clarity AIGA Seatte, May 2014
EMPOWERING HEALTH: A Discussion on the Power of Design in Health AIGA Seattle, September 2013
“Art is Science is Art, Elucidating Science Through Visual Language” ARCADE 31.3 “Science, Art and Inquiry” Summer 2013
Seattle Design for Good Summit in partnership with Pepsico Nutrition Ventures, Event Coordinator, AIGA Seattle, August 2012
HIVE11: Visualizing Healthcare AIGA Seattle, September 2011
Guest Lecture • University of Washington, HCDE • University of Washington, NSICP • Seattle Pacific University • Pacific University • Art Institute of Seattle • University of Illinois, BVIS
Design Commission, Seattle WA, 2013 Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA, 2012