Agile and proudly boutique.



The Department is an independent, full–service graphic design studio in San Francisco, California. Our name sounds large– but we’re actually small, agile, and proudly boutique. We have a versatile creative approach spans several touchpoints resulting in unique solutions and memorable experiences. We work with individuals, architects, manufacturers, interior designers, artisans, creative agencies, restaurants, retail shops, nonprofits, startups and all groups that value comprehensive, tailor-made, visual solutions.



Richard Leighton is the Founder and Creative Director of The Department. He studied design at The Massachusetts College of Art, and has collaborated with acclaimed designers, agencies, and studios across the country. With over 18 years of experience in the creative industry Richard has worked with CBS, Warner Bros., Sony PlayStation, Reebok, Toyota, Apple, Evernote, and Twitter. LinkedIn Profile


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