Alexis Mahrus is the Director of Design at RALLY, where she works closely with the firm’s account teams to deliver groundbreaking creative work for clients. Alexis provides clients with a wide range of design capabilities, including brand development and identity, visual design for web, digital, and print. She is helping to shape RALLY’s approach in an increasingly visual communications environment.
Prior to working at RALLY, Alexis produced dynamic design solutions for a variety of projects and clients, specializing in brand, editorial, and advertising. Her recent clients include ad agencies, political consulting firms, start ups, non profits, and independents.
Alexis entered the design world through early studies in Illustration at the California College of Arts (formerly CCAC), which sparked her passion for solving conceptual problems through visual communication and storytelling, and where she met her mentor (and future boss), distinguished illustrator and designer Dugald Stermer.
Soon after graduating with distinction, she subsidized her budding freelance career by working with a San Francisco political consulting firm, creating logos, collateral, and direct mail for dozens of campaigns.
Alexis was also a part of the California College of Arts Illustration Program since 2001. Through the years she grew to wear several hats, including Assistant Professor, Assistant Chair, and more recently, Program Chair. As program chair, she directed the vision, advocacy, and comprehensive management of the program which at its peak reached 140 students, becoming the second largest student body in the design department.
When Alexis isn’t working with RALLY’s team, she’s chasing after her twin boys with her husband Sami, or finding time for her other passion, painting.