Owner and Creative Director Eric Winkel established The ArtD'partment in 1992 as a freelance "agency." The concept behind the company was the notion that every business can afford top notch graphic design services if the artist and thus the overhead is there only when needed.
The ArtD'partment originally provided a wide range of services including design and print products. As technology has expanded, so has the variety of services offered by The ArtD'partment. While print advertising remains an integral part of the company's business, The ArtD'partment also offers services such as digital photography and Web site design, construction, and hosting.
The ArtD'partment became a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) in 2009.