Cognella Textbook Covers Receive Awards from GDUSA for Fifth Consecutive Year

Cognella Textbook Covers Receive Awards from GDUSA for Fifth Consecutive Year

Three Cognella textbook covers receive 2019 GDUSA Inhouse Design Awards

 San Diego, CA – July 8, 2019 – For the fifth consecutive year, Cognella textbook cover designs have earned Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) American Inhouse Design Awards. In 2019, three Cognella covers have received honors from the prestigious design organization for their originality and innovation.

For more than 50 years, GDUSA has sponsored exhibitions that feature and recognize the creativity, ingenuity, and skill of premier graphic designers. The GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards highlight the extraordinary work of in-house graphic designers and graphic design departments in companies, organizations, and institutions across the nation. While GDUSA receives thousands of submissions for the awards each year, only about 15% receive honors.

The three award-winning Cognella book covers, designed by Senior Graphic Designers Jess Estrella and Emely Villavicencio, reflect the quality and passion Cognella strives to deliver to academic partners each and every day.

To learn more about each textbook, click on its cover below.


“It’s the fifth year that Cognella covers have been recognized by GDUSA, and these repeated honors are a true testament to the skill, passion, and dedication that Jess and Emely bring to their work at Cognella,” said Cognella CEO Bassim Hamadeh. “I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to the authors of the textbooks that were recognized. Our authors and designers collaborate closely to develop and realize the academic and artistic vision for Cognella textbook covers. It’s truly a team effort, and we’re so very proud of everyone involved.”

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