Cognition Studio, Inc.

strategic communications for life sciences

Welcoming Dave Peacock: Cognition's New Director of Design

September 6, 2014
By Kristine Johnson
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Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:34 -- Kristine Johnson

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

Seattle, WA – Cognition Studio, Inc. ( announced today that Dave Peacock has joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national life science accounts.  Dave Peacock comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry. Previously at WONGDOODY, Dave has spent the last three years at LiveAreaLabs where he was instrumental in creating flagship digital experiences for global brands. Dave holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Washington and a BFA from the University of Utah.

Dave joins Cognition as Director of Design to continue Cognition’s recent success providing brand-driven and digital marketing solutions to many of the top life science and healthcare companies. Dave brings a range of experience and interests to the studio, including identity, branding, marketing campaigns, communications systems and interactive design. He enjoys the challenge of helping clients turn complex ideas into memorable design, and leveraging technology to help companies and brands reach and engage with audiences. Dave’s work has been recognized by Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Graphic Design USA, AIGA, The ADDY Awards, Print Magazine, How Magazine, the Northwest Emmy Awards, and The Seattle Show.

Kristine Johnson, Co-Founder and Chief Design Strategist, said “Dave’s wealth of experience and leadership capabilities has already made him a key addition to the Cognition family. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leader in technology-forward, strategic communication for the life science industries. Our new innovations and the increasing demand from our customers led us to look for an addition to our team who fit in with our ethos for innovation and exceptional design, and it is very fortunate that we are able to find someone of Dave’s caliber to fulfill this role. I’m confident that Dave will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”

About Cognition Studio, Inc.

Cognition is a strategic creative communications agency dedicated to the Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Health, and Wellness industries. With an office in Seattle’s biotech and innovation core, we specialize in providing clear, accurate scientific storytelling and brand development to help companies clearly communicate complex procedures, services and products.

Our team’s certified advanced degrees in complex science and biomedical visualization ensure we are equipped to produce creative thinking that is smarter, stronger and emotionally relevant to differentiate ideas while conveying their fundamental meaning to a broader audience.

Building connections that drive results—crafting stories that create emotional relationships—and relying on our experience across all sciences allows us to build solutions that are scientifically accurate and help people see information clearly ( We apply strategy, design, storytelling, technology and a team approach to build solutions that engage customers across the arc of product development. We believe the work we do today will have global impact tomorrow.

Cognition Studio, Inc.
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