FULL SERVICE DESIGN FIRM HEADQUARTERED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

At Racila Design, we love our work and thrive on
the ever-changing, fast-paced nature of our business. 

 

We offer a full suite of services adapted to your specific needs.

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Kiara rises above the rest as the tallest residential

high-rise on the West Coast. 

 

"Design is not a thing you do, it’s a way of life."

—Alan Fletcher

 

meet our hard working team

MARY RACILA

FEARLESS LEADER

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While attending college, Mary Racila launched her career at a publishing company in Chicago. Working her way up from an entry-level position, she eventually made creative director and has been with the same company for more than 27 years. 

While retaining her role as creative director, Mary launched Racila Design. Racila Design afforded her the ability to be the creative director for a number of publishing companies as well as branch off into other areas of design such as branding, marketing and advertising. 

 

Celebrating over a decade in the industry, Racila Design has allowed Mary to take on some unique projects. Often testing her boundaries, she’s designed billboards in downtown Los Angeles; a drone landing pad for Amazon deliveries in Seattle; created countless monument signs; published numerous magazines in multiple industries; branded the tallest residential high-rise in the country; crafted presentations for big-wigs such as multiple U.S. presidents; laid out annual reports for heavy-hitters like Nike and Oregon’s Department of Fishing and Wildlife; designed and branded a war museum in Chicago; and much more. 

With offices in Washington, Oregon and Illinois, Racila Design is a full-service design studio that currently enjoys clients from across the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

 

Mary is a fierce advocator for the ocean and animals, especially her beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs. Her passions include sailing, tennis, hiking and cx skiing. Life in the PNW has rewarded her greatly.

 

Mary graduated college in the top 10 of her entire graduation class and number one in Fine Arts, earning her Highest Honors — Summa Cum Laude. Today, she is a member of number of numerous organizations such as AIGA, Inc.’s Solopreneurs and the National Association of Women’s Business Owners.

 
ALLIE YACINA

CREATIVE LEAD

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Allie earned her Visual Communications degree from the University of Delaware. With an internship in NYC at one of Broadway’s most successful advertising agencies along with a growing list of freelance clients, she leapt across the U.S. and landed in Portland, OR. She has been aiding Mary in her creative endeavors ever since.

 

Allie spends her free-time illustrating, attending craft shows, riding tiny bicycles, and exploring beautiful Oregon. 

TRISTAN PRICE

DESIGNER

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Tristan is a production designer with more than 10 years of design experience. His main focus has been on helping small businesses, but his clients and experiences are as wide-ranging as his interests. He is up for any design challenge, though his true passion lies in information and visualization design; as Tristan says, he loves a good graph.  

 

Tristan spends his free time reading, traveling, woodworking, gaming, Netflix binging, and chasing after his insanely adorable dogs.

CHRIS GREEN

SOCIAL MEDIA MASTER

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Former touring/studio musician out of Northern Virginia and now living in Portland, Chris was also a government contractor for the Federal Maritime Commission and the National Archives for more than 10 years in Washington DC. Chris is a partner of Junkhouse Entertainment LLC, a publishing company based out of Virginia. They provide start up services for artists of all mediums and also other small businesses. Chris does this by offering social media marketing, SEO (search engine optimization) and live web maintenance. He is also almost completely self-taught in web design and HTML coding.

BETH  ALLISON

DESIGNER

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Beth Allison is a media designer who has worked on both print and digital editions of titles such as PEOPLE Magazine and the New York Post. After ten years in the New York City market, she's headed west for fresh creative challenges. She loves adventuring, a good book and a strong cup of coffee. 

EURI KASHIWAGI

DESIGNER

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Euri received her Graphic Design degree from Portland State University’s School of Art + Design. After graduating, Euri moved to Spain for a position as an assistant English teacher while also working as a freelance graphic designer. She is always open to new perspectives and learning about other cultures, as she finds joy in meeting people and trying food she’s never had. 

 

Euri spends her free time illustrating with multiple mediums, cooking, animating, chatting with someone, and perfecting the art of coffee brewing. 

MR. BRUCE

SHOP DOG

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Weighing in at 117 pounds, Bruce is a handsome 6-year old Bernese Mountain dog. A puppy mill dog rescue by BARC inc. he was adopted at 9 months by our fearless leader. He’s a proud shop dog that enjoys mid-day naps, powder days on the Hood, long walks on the beach and hanging out with his mom. And let’s not forget the occasional pupacinos from Starbucks or biscuits at Bank of America.

a few of our favorite clients

 

“Creativity takes courage”

              —Henri Matisse

 

What People Are Saying

Mary took on a big design and layout job in the eleventh hour after another designer bailed on us last minute. She was reliable, professional and went WAY above the scope of the job. I would not only highly recommend her and plan to work with her again, our entire team felt she was the BEST magazine designer we have worked with in over 12 years of producing national publications! A true superstar, don't miss the chance to work with Mary. You won't be disappointed.

CHARLES WARNER / PUBLISHER / INNOVATION & TECH TODAY! MAGAZINE / DENVER, CO

Mary Racila is superior at what she does. She is creative, flexible and delivers on time. Our company has used her to design over 100 brochures, flyers, manuals and other important marketing material. Mary's work is simply OUTSTANDING!

ROD JEPPSEN / PRESIDENT / SUNCREST COUNCILING / SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

 

what our clients are saying ...

This is a long-overdue note of thanks for the knock-out jobs you’ve done for us.
The feedback from staff has been resoundingly positive. “We love Mary!” can be heard in the halls. You are fast, easy to work with, and good. I am officially your #1 fan. :)

ALLISON TIVNON / MARKETING DIRECTOR / ECONORTHWEST / PORTLAND, OREGON

Mary took on a big design and layout job in the eleventh hour after another designer bailed on us last minute. She was reliable, professional and went WAY above the scope of the job. I would not only highly recommend her and plan to work with her again, our entire team felt she was the BEST magazine designer we have worked with in over 12 years of producing national publications! A true superstar, don't miss the chance to work with Mary. You won't be disappointed.

CHARLES WARNER / PUBLISHER / INNOVATION & TECH TODAY! MAGAZINE / DENVER, CO

Mary Racila is superior at what she does. She is creative, flexible and delivers on time. Our company has used her to design over 100 brochures, flyers, manuals and other important marketing material. Mary's work is simply OUTSTANDING!

ROD JEPPSEN / PRESIDENT / SUNCREST COUNCILING / SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

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