Visual Designer, brand + interactive


Cognition Studio, a consultancy/agency working with innovation leaders in life sciences, healthcare, and global health.

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do, and we are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the perspectives that each person brings and a diverse workforce as essential for individual and collective success. We believe it’s important to foster a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.


How to apply
Email a cover letter, resume and portfolio for review to the “Submit Application” link on this page with subject line: “Application: Visual Designer”


Summary Description: 

We’re seeking a visual designer who can build solid brands, campaigns, and digital experiences for emerging science and healthcare advocacy. Join our team to help us to create experiences that will have a meaningful impact on the world.

You will be responsible for researching brand landscapes, crafting brand research and sketching brand identities. You will use rationalization in your thinking and work with other designers on brand systems working from concept to completion. For digital experiences, you will be design social media campaigns, websites, and work with new media. Like all designers on our team, you’ll be brought into a broad range of projects and expected to work in a variety of mediums.

The ideal candidate for this role is exceptionally creative, visual, human-oriented, and passionate about scientific discoveries, health equity and patient advocacy . You like working integrated with client partner teams to drive the work they do and are able to communicate, defend, and build consensus around design direction, and help drive areas of the experience with a sense of passion and ownership.



  • Collaborate with other designers to achieve project deliveries.
  • Participate in design brainstorming and work sessions.
  • Manage our client’s outward-facing brand (mission, products, or services) through creative solutions designed by the project team.
    • Produce brand rationalization books and other brand strategies required for developing and evolving designs and systems at scale.
    • Create sketches, mood boards, presentations, and paper prototypes to communicate your design to the rest of the team.
    • Work with others to coordinate design critiques, feedback loops for an iterative methodology, and incorporate results into design efforts.
  • Drive strong aesthetics and have clear functionality in a variety of styles and forms—from traditional graphic design, design thinking & research—to digital & marketing, built environments, and other media including photography and video.
  • Deliver creative and innovative solutions to complex brand storytelling needs that focus on the clarity of information, are easy to comprehend, are brand-centric, and build brand loyalty.



Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design, Graphic Design, or related area is required. 3+ years of professional experience, consultancy/creative agency strongly recommended. Biotech or health related communications preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Cognition Studio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind

Cognition is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Cognition are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations. Cognition will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and encourages applicants of all ages.