Branding & Graphic Design Studio

We help brands get noticed.

San Francisco CA – Learn more about our projects including graphic design, branding, visual identity, logos, websites, photography and illustration.

Proudly Boutique

The Department Design Co. 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 branding for restaurants, hospitality, and lifestyle clients. Our versatile creative approach spans several touchpoints resulting in unique solutions and memorable experiences. We enjoy working with all businesses that value tailor-made, visual solutions. Checkout more details on our services, restaurant branding, or view our client testimonials.


About Richard

Richard Leighton is the Founder and Creative Director of The Department. He studied Graphic Design at The Massachusetts College of Art, and has collaborated with acclaimed designers and agencies in LA, NYC, and San Francisco. 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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