Branding & Graphic Design Studio

We craft memorable brand 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 services for restaurants, hospitality, and lifestyle brands.



At your service.

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.  



Things our clients say…


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

Takis Katsoulis
Athena Restaurant


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

George Sun
Sun Architecture