Visual and Information Designer


Must provide portfolio site for review along with resume and cover letter.

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 and Information Designer”


Cognition Studio, Inc. is 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.



We’re seeking a designer with a strong foundation in visual communication design and an interest in information design and data visualization to join our team. You will be responsible for the ongoing production of a large body of research figures in a specific domain. In addition, you will act as a resource for numerous data-driven design needs in the studio across scientific, health, and other related areas of communication.

The ideal candidate for this role is passionate about the intersection of design, data, information, and visual communication and is comfortable working directly with technical subject matter experts. Additionally, the candidate must be familiar with design systems and be capable of creating design standards and identifying efficient workflow processes.

Partner with us to design figures, frameworks, and visualizations that will have a meaningful impact on the world. You must enjoy problem-solving in a fast-moving, small-team environment and have the professional experience to work with large clients and a multitude of stakeholders. Our clients often choose us because of our nimble nature and consistent track record.



  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excel
  • User interface design software such as Sketch, Figma, Framer, etc.
  • D3, Processing and Chart.js is a bonus
  • Collaboration tools such as Miro, Mural, Whimsical, Plectica, etc.



    • The design and production of visualizations and figures based on existing patterns and templates.
    • Collaborate with technical subject matter experts to understand the goals and meaning of a proposed visual.
    • Design unique visualizations to communicate information, datasets, processes, or concepts effectively.
    • Oversee the production of numerous design requests; able to prioritize, to ensure delivery of quick and accurate deliverables; skilled in juggling multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Create design patterns, standards, and workflows to guide the efficient production of work.



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 experience preferred.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working directly with clients, stakeholders (especially analysts), and cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to demonstrate and present knowledge of design principles around visual and information design.
  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator), as well as digital tools like Sketch and Figma.
  • Some experience with coding languages and libraries for data visualization preferred (eg. D3, Processing, chart.js). Should we say that it ‘is a bonus’ instead of ‘is preferred’?
  • Demonstrates strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate with diverse working styles and with team members across disciplines.
  • Initiative to work and learn independently; a team player able to work collaboratively.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required. A combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree.



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 these characteristics and encourages applicants of all ages.