meet our hard working team

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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 bigwigs 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.