The Department 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 and design for restaurants, hospitality, food and drink.

What Makes Us Different

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 – thedepartment.us

Service Area: National

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What we do

  • Web Development
  • Branding/Positioning
  • Marketing Consulting/Strategy

Who we work with

Types of Small Businesses We Work With
  • Specialists
Web Platforms We Support
  • WordPress
  • SquareSpace
Clients We Serve
  • Locally-focused small business owner (eg. Doctors, Lawyers, Restaurants)
  • Locally-focused franchisee
  • Small e-commerce business (i.e. less than $1MM in annual sales)


Retainer-based Budget
  • $2,000 - $5,000
  • per month

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The Department

2750 Sutter Street #10
San Francisco, California 94115

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Richard Leighton