Diliana Funtarova

BA, Psychology/Behavioral Economics
Associate Director of Brand Strategy

Diliana has a BA in Psychology/Behavioral Economics with a minor in marketing & computer science, with continuing education in behavioral science trends through Stanford and Yale. With 11+ years of experience in brand strategy, healthcare and life science marketing, + advertising. Her strengths lie in behavioral science, user-centric strategy and design, digital technology, and analytics. In addition, she applies her skills and expertise to our discovery stage and pre-commercial biotechs.

Diliana is an exceptional client relationship manager and manages and guides our interdisciplinary creative team here at Cognition. Her previous experience is in Account Management Client Service at all healthcare agencies Evoke Giant [formerly Giant Creative Strategy], and as well as with Eveo.

She believes in nurturing a deep business growth relationship with clients, and in effect, becomes a part of every possible aspect of a client’s creative work – from strategy through tactical planning and execution. She has deep expertise in Patient, HCP, Congress, digital, media, analytics work streams within a 360-marketing engagement.

At Cognition, she will expand her skills to support our VC Biotechs by building a strategic approach to their brand development, communications, and digital presence. Managing designers, digital/social media, web design, advertising, and other core disciplines to ensure a 360 approach to NewCo launches.

Our Team

Associate Director of Brand Strategy
Diliana Funtarova
BA, Psychology/Behavioral Economics
Production Designer
Josep Blas
SR Program Manager
Liz Lattanze
Lead Developer
Kaitlyn Concilio
JR Designer | Brand + Print
Lee Gehrig
Lead Strategic Program Manager
Kady Balich
SR Medical Animator + Illustrator
Brandon Keehner
MS
Sr Content Designer and Strategist
Erin Kendig
Project Manager of Science Storytelling
Julie Devi Coats
MS, CMI, CAPM
Science & Medical Writer
Valerie Bentivegna
PhD
Jr Developer
Henry Park
Lead Certified Medical Animator + Illustrator
Josh Bird
MS, CMI
Designer, Brand + Interactive
Lindsey Jensen
SR Designer, Brand + Interactive
Rachel Simons
Medical Animator + Illustrator
Dani Bergey
MS
Designer | Presentation Specialist
Jenn Luft
SR Operations Manager
Yvonne Devereaux
SR Science & Medical Writer
Elizabeth Hjort
PhD
Associate Director of Design, User Experience
Jonathan Cook
M.Design
Sr Certified Medical Animator + Illustrator
Regina Milner
MS, CMI
Associate Director of Science Storytelling
Jared Travnicek
MA, CMI
Lead Designer, Brand + Interactive
Amanda Grage
Co-Founder, Chief Design Strategist
Kristine Johnson
MAMS
Associate Director of Science Storytelling
Inessa Stanishevskaya
MScBMC, CMI
Co-Founder, Director of Science Storytelling
David Ehlert
MAMS, CMI, FAMI
Sr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Karlie Surplus