• Date Of Birth: July 6, 1930
  • Date Of Death: February 6, 2021
  • Occupation: Graphic designer, artist, Palestinian peace activist, humanitarian and photographer
  • City: Newtown
  • State: Pennsylvania

Rajie Cook (July 6, 1930 – February 6, 2021), also known as Roger Cook, was an American graphic designer, artist, Palestinian peace activist, humanitarian and photographer.

Cook was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1930, into a Palestinian-Christian family. He was president of Cook and Shanosky Associates, a graphic design firm he founded in 1967. The firm produced all forms of corporate communications including: Corporate Identity, Advertising, Signage, Annual Reports and Brochures.

His graphic design and photography have been used by IBM, Container Corporation of America, Montgomery Ward, Bristol Myers Squibb, Black & Decker, Volvo, Subaru, AT&T, New York Times, Bell Atlantic, BASF, Lenox, and a number of other major international corporations.

He received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence from president Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Dole on January 30, 1984 in the Indian Treaty Room of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Juries under the auspices of the National Endowments chose the thirteen winners of the Federal Design Achievement Awards for the Arts.

Symbols Signs representing, from left, “Escalator (up),” “Nursery” and “Ground transportation” designed by Cook and Shanosky for the US Department of Transportation.
In 2003, Symbols Signs a project designed by his firm for the US Department of Transportation was accepted by the Acquisitions Committee to the collections of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and The Smithsonian Institution.

Cook was a graduate of the Pratt Institute and in 1997 was selected as Alumni of the year, and has also served on the Pratt Advisory Board. He has been a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He died in Newtown, Pennsylvania on February 6, 2021. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.