Rajie Cook, (b 1930) a Palestinian/American graphic designer, photographer and artist is the son of Najeeb and Jaleela Cook from Ramallah, Palestine. He received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence from President Reagan and Elizabeth Dole on January 30,1984. 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 The Smithsonian Institution Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. Cook is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and in 1997 was selected as Alumni of the year. Much of the art he is currently creating is an expression of Rajie’s deeply felt concern for human rights and for the tragic conditions in Palestine.