Archive for February, 2009

Craving Pancakes, Again

February 12, 2009 | Buchanan Design

Pancakes at Denny's

Only a week after claiming our free GrandSlams from Denny’s, everyone in the office is talking about getting pancakes again.

For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about—During the Superbowl Denny’s advertised that they would be giving away free GrandSlam breakfasts on Tuesday, February 3. So being the curious bunch that we are, Buchanan Design made a 10:30 am trip out to our local Denny’s.

Initially we doubted that Denny’s would actually go through with this “FREE” promotion, but as we rolled up to the parking lot we could see a crowd of people was already gathered at the front door. After a 40-minute wait, we were seated and served our free breakfast. I don’t know if it was because we were just super hungry from waiting or because it was free, but the pancakes were especially great that day.

As we left, the waitress handed each of us a booklet of coupons, which I found myself thumbing through today while we were all talking about getting pancakes again. It looks like the Denny’s campaign worked!



We’re moving!

February 11, 2009 | Buchanan Design

Well, it’s hardly a move because we’re staying in the same building and on the same floor. But it is still very exciting!

After looking at several office spaces in the area, we decided that the suite presented to us in our current building made the best sense. Not to mention that our landlord agreed to build out the space exactly as we wanted it. We will gain 600 square feet in the new office which will allow us to have a private conference room, much needed storage room, a huge open space, a larger kitchen, my office (with a radius wall), a nook for our dart board (important), and a balcony where we can grill. The new suite faces south to a lush canyon across the way. The open space will be dedicated to design stations (both print and web), open stations for future/freelance staff and a photography area.

We are keeping our signature orange and silver colors, but we are also going to introduce a light pale blue and dark browns. We hope to be moved in by March 1. Check back for construction updates along with photos.


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February 10, 2009 | Buchanan Design

Okay, so it took us a while to get our blog together, but we had to figure out exactly how we planned on using this medium. We decided to have our blog focus on all things Buchanan Design, so that you can get a sense of our office culture and the latest happenings. We may highlight great websites that we run across or companies that we support, but expect to see more of the BD crew.

Everyone in the studio will be contributing to the blog since the most creative people are the ones I get to work with on a daily basis. This will allow you to get to know us and understand just how fortunate I am to be working with such a talented bunch. For me, coming to work is like going to a second home that comes with a second family. I’m tearing up just writing this…

It’s a privilege to be a designer and i’m excited to be part of an industry that plays a big role in shaping the world.

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon!


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