Alexis Mahrus is the Design Director at RALLY, where she works closely with the firm’s account teams to create visually rich and inclusive communication experiences through the power of design. Based in the San Francisco office, Alexis leverages a wide range of disciplines, including brand development, visual design for web and print, and motion graphics. A member of RALLY since 2015, Alexis collaborates on projects spanning a variety of issue spaces.
Alexis created the brand system and design assets for Tipping Point Community’s All In campaign—a diverse coalition focused on solutions to end homelessness in San Francisco. As part of the campaign, she created a graphic explainer video that outlined a new approach for providing housing to those in need. The campaign received unanimous support from San Francisco’s City Hall and 6,000 (and counting) residents.
Additionally, Alexis oversaw the creative on the Yes on 68 campaign, a state-wide bond aimed at protecting California’s Water and Parks. She developed a fresh brand strategy that played out over a myriad of deliverables, including direct mail, an award-winning digital campaign, outdoor billboards, video ads, and even a water bottle. Our work reached 5 million Californians and passed with flying colors on Election Day.
Prior to RALLY, Alexis produced visual solutions for a variety of clients, specializing in brand, editorial, illustration, and advertising. She cut her teeth in the political space at a local San Francisco political consulting firm, creating logos, collateral, and direct mail for dozens of campaigns.
Alexis was also the Professor of Illustration at California College of Arts in San Francisco (her alma mater) for 15 years. During her time there, she helped shape the curriculum, manage the program and grow the department as Assistant Chair and Program Chair.
A native of California’s Bay Area, Alexis and her family now reside in the Presidio of San Francisco, where she enjoys outdoor hikes, mountain bike riding, and exploring the many decadent bakeries of SF.