Design Dept transforms brands through the art of story, craft, and simplicity.

We specialize in brand strategy, branding, design and digital experience across all platforms.

As a global collective of ambitious and entrepreneurial thinkers, we’re fueled by curiosity, wild imagination, and a deep passion for stretching the boundaries of convention.

Our clients trust us to understand their business challenges, unearth strategic truths, and deliver thoughtful design solutions. We believe that intuitive design positively influences human behavior.

Our partnerships span startups to evolving brands in need of design excellence that will unlock their full potential.

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Expertise

Define
Brand Strategy
Content Strategy
Voice & Narrative
Brand Positioning
Social Media Strategy
Design
Visual Identity
Digital Experience
Packaging Design
Environmental Design
Interior Design
Disrupt
Art Direction
AI Generated Art
Film & Motion Graphics
Sonic Design
Agile Production

Podcasts

Team

Ali Martín Filsoof

Founder, Executive Creative Director

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Founder, Executive Creative Director

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Ali Martín Filsoof was born in historic Tehran, Iran then spent his formative years in the artful Barranco District of Peru and eventually moved to the U.S. where he studied graphic design at the School of Art + Design at SDSU, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in graphic design. Before founding Design Dept®, he served as Design Director at Phenomenon, responsible for overseeing all brand design work for renowned clients including Amex, Virgin Galactic, Marriott, P&G Ventures and DVH. Filsoof’s work has received international recognition from prestigious organizations such as AIGA, Dieline Awards, Art Directors Club, Art Directors Club of Europe, One Show, Clio Awards, Graphis, Communication Arts, Pent Awards, and has been featured in publications including Taschen and Rockport Publishers. He has been a staunch member of the AIGA since university and has sat on the Board of Directors for AIGA Los Angeles. Recently, he was added to the esteemed international jury for the Dieline Design Awards.

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Trevor Vesneski

Music Supervisor, Musician, DJ

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Music Supervisor, Musician, DJ

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Trevor Vesneski is a Los Angeles native and highly skilled music producer and music director with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Trevor has a deep appreciation for the city's rich musical heritage and continues to contribute to its thriving music scene. With his array of projects specializing in Hip Hop, Pop, Dance, and other music for sync placements, Trevor has a proven track record of creating captivating tracks that have earned critical acclaim. With a deep understanding of music production, advanced technical skills, and a talent for music direction, Trevor is a sought-after asset who consistently delivers exceptional results.

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Experience

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News
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Design Dept collaborates with Synchronized Studio, Awwwards' Studio of the Year, for site launch

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Ali Martín Filsoof was added to the esteemed international jury of designers for the Dieline Design Awards.

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fatty15 wins a global Pentaward for sustainable design.

Design Dept retained by fatty15 to lead all brand design work for the burgeoning startup.

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Ventures

Design Dept Ventures invests both time and capital into sustainably focused brands and startups with synergistic missions.

If you want to learn more about Design Dept Ventures feel free to contact us at ventures@designdept.studio

Awards

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Join us

Whatever your specialty, we’re always open to hearing from ambitious people who have a deep passion for stretching the boundaries of convention.

Design Dept balances diligent work ethic with a people-first environment that fosters mental well-being. We pride ourselves on integrity and continuous learning.

If you’re naturally curious, have a wild imagination, excel at collaboration, and love to simplify complex problems we’d love to hear from you.

Please send submissions to team@designdept.studio

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