meet our hard working team
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.
Kat Buckley is a graphic designer and comedian living in Portland Oregon. Raised in Florida, she graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and Art History from the University of South Florida. Using her knack for bright colors and fun fonts she spent several years designing for Disney On Ice, Monster Jam, and Ringing Bros before moving to Portland Oregon in 2016.
She has been freelancing for a wide variety of clients ever since - using her skills in Illustration and front end web design to bring projects to life. Kat originally moved to Portland thinking people would be less weird than in Florida. She was wrong.
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.
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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 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 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.
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.