Branding & Graphic Design Studio

We’re a San Francisco graphic design studio that creates branding and visual experiences.

TheDepartment is an independent graphic design and branding studio in San Francisco, CA. Our services include branding, logo design, website design, packaging, branded environments, illustration, and more. We specialize in creative solutions and marketing for restaurants, hospitality, and lifestyle brands.

TheDepartment is an independent graphic design and branding studio in San Francisco, California. Our name sounds large — but we’re actually small, agile, and proudly boutique. We specialize in creative solutions and design for restaurants, hospitality, startups and lifestyle brands.

 

 

What we do

TheDepartment offers complete creative solutions and graphic design services.

Branding & Logo Design

We're passionate about branding and have established an approach and process that provides proven results.

Website Design

Your online presence is often the first impression that potential clients and customers will have with your company or brand. 

Branded Environments

Physical environments offer tangible experiences that extend your branding and marketing in a memorable way.

Illustration & Animation

Unique and bespoke illustrations and graphics help your company and brand stand out in the market place.

Print & Packaging

Whether on a website or store shelf, your product packaging must stand out and connect instantly with your customers. 

Photography & Video

A well composed photograph and visual narrative speaks volumes about your brand.  

 

 

Department projects

We enjoy working with businesses — small and big.

Bird & Buffalo restaurant branding, logo design, and website design

Bird & Buffalo restaurant branding, logo design, and website design

Trade Craft branding, logo and website.

Trade Craft branding, logo and website.

Bun Mee restaurant menu board design and display ads

Bun Mee restaurant menu board design and display ads

 

 

What our clients say:
 

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“TheDepartment and Richard’s patience and insistence on taking the right steps towards really discovering what was the best path paid huge dividends in the end result.”

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"Responsive, creative, excellent communication skills, and able to manage the project with my busy schedule…"

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"Richard really works hard to take his time to analyze carefully what your individual needs are…"