“Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for continuing to make TIMBER! Outdoor Music Festival look so incredible. The branding you create for everything we do together is met with nothing but rave reviews—we could not do this without you,”
KEVIN SUR, ARTIST HOME / TIMBER! OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

 “When we realized that one small team had designed many of our favorite posters for Seattle and Tacoma arts events, we knew we had to reach out to them,”
LAURA MARSHALL, TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

 “Fabulous use of good writing, photography and video creation, and the kind of thing I’d like us to do a lot more of. You have played a vital role in the development of SONOMA Magazine. You are appreciated, not only for your talent and energy—but also for the quality of your ideas and creativity.”
BILL LYNCH, PUBLISHER, SONOMA MAGAZINE

“You must know, without any doubt, that you are the BEST thing that has ever happened to (and for ) the SVVB—I can’t thank you enough for your talent, professionalism and amazing product. I so appreciate your quickness in addressing every challenge we send your way—and such a wonderful voice telling our story.”
WENDY PETERSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SONOMA VALLEY VISITORS BUREAU

Nearly all our clients come to us via word of mouth. If our reputation precedes us, we’re doing something right. You’re likely here because you’ve heard about us from others or seen our work. And if you partner up with The Art Dept., here’s what you get:

agility

We’re transparent, communicative and downright adaptable to every situation. As a network of artists, we can function both independently or collaboratively—depending on your needs. This structure allows a versatile fit for every job and without extra filler, flab or corporate hierarchy.

value

Office? The only bricks and mortar you’ll find is our living room fireplace. We’re small, we’re resourceful and we strive for sustainability where we can. (I.E. We’re nearly paperless!) In other words, we have virtually no overhead and can extend those savings along to you and your pocketbook—without compromising quality.

quality

Our “signature” is on everything we create. Your project isn’t just a means to a monetary end. Rather, we treat every job as an original work of art—stamped with our soul, our superb skill set and our sweat (figuratively of course!)

service

Make yourself at home with us. We treat our clients as we would our friends. We cozy up to your vision. We get to know your brand like the backs of our hands. Yet through it all, we maintain a level of personable service and professionalism.

“Bravo! The piece is awesome! It’s righteous! It’s beautiful! We are all blown away at your skills. But, beyond the beautiful writing and absorbing journey you take the reader on, we are moved by how well you captured SCRIBE. It is re-inspiring to hear our manifesto spoken so well in your writing. Thank you. The quality of your article is a towering highlight in our young journey.”
ADAM MARIANI, PARTNER, SCRIBE WINERY

“Thank you. For the many amazing things you both bring to the story of Sonoma: the “flair” you bring to our signs, feature stories, brochures, Web sites, your participation and interpretation of local events. But most of all, I am thankful for your thoughtful contributions. It’s people just like you that make our community exceptional!”
JENNIFER YANKOVICH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SONOMA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

“Thank you for all your good work. Your design work and personal care is unmatched…I feel very proud to showcase our chocolate with the design work you created. It’s more than we could have ever hoped for. Thank you!”
RACHNA SACHASINH, PROPRIETOR, CHAAC MOL CHOCOLATE

“These are AWESOME! You are so good—the videos really look fantastic.”
SUSAN SUEIRO, MARKETING DIRECTOR, GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU WINERY

“You did a fantastic job of shooting and editing the videos that are now on the Film Festival’s Web site. Thank you.”
KEVIN MCNEELY, FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

“Had a chance to watch the video alone and realized what life you give to the film…thank you.”
KENNETH JUHASZ, PROPRIETOR + VINTNER, AUTEUR WINERY