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Peter Berkley

FOUNDER / ART DIRECTOR email me

Peter is obsessed with light. It’s a rare day that goes by when he doesn’t stop everyone at some point and say, “Ah! Look at the light right now . . . !” A youth spent creating art led to formative years immersed in creative subcultures, a degree in filmmaking and philosophy and a passion for capturing, expressing and reflecting the natural world and creative culture surrounding him. Starting The Art Dept. with his wife was a way to harness their collective passions, talents and dreams into a productive pastime (that also puts food on the plates of their—in our opinion—adorable kids.)

Sarah Berkley

FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR email me

Sarah was a quiet child, until she found her voice in her first typewriter at age seven. While some children hoarded stamps and stuffed animals, Sarah collected adjectives and obscure literary devices. Since graduating from University of San Francisco with a degree in English, she’s done time as an account executive, marketing manager, newspaper reporter, photographer, feature writer and yes, hole-in-the-wall barkeep.