Archive for May, 2013

The Bright-Eyed Intern

May 15, 2013 | buchanandesign

Buchanan Design May 2013 Intern Adolfo Perez

For the past 3 months, we had the pleasure of working with our recent intern Adolfo Perez. We had absolute fun getting to know Adolfo while he worked on several projects for the studio. Adolfo only has one more year left at San Diego State before he storms the “real world”. Watch out for him! We look forward to his bright future ahead. Read what he had to say about working with Buchanan Design below:

I feel that I was very blessed to have had the opportunity to intern at Buchanan Design. It was my first experience with the working world of design and I loved every second of it. I learned a lot. I felt that the warm and friendly ambience of the studio really helped me integrate with the rest of the team. I loved the fact that Bobby put a strong emphasis on designers being communicators that solve brand’s communication problems and help that brand grow in value. I want to thank Bobby, Joey and Angiee for showing me the ropes, being supportive, and for being great friends and mentors. It was a great experience, my friends.


People, Studio Life

Soft Touch Aqueous & Spot Gloss UV

May 3, 2013 | buchanandesign

Buchanan Design May 2013 - UCSD Alumni Celebration Invite

Just completed the invitation design for the UCSD Alumni Celebration black-tie event—this year’s theme is “Imagine More”. The selected concept begins with the simple words growing and expanding into a modern, organic pattern, creating an elegant and sophisticated invitation.

We started by flooding the sheet with a solid hit of black. We wanted to emphasize the title so we left the words in white with a gradient that fades to black just beyond the words. We then specified a soft touch aqueous coating that gave the piece a dull, velvety finish like the feel of smooth leather. The magic happens when the top layer is added in the form of a spot gloss coating over the name and the entire pattern that is not visible until this last layer is applied. UV techniques are created by applying a thin clear coating that is cured by UV light. The final product shows well in this photo, but the soft touch can only be experienced in person.


Events, Printing Techniques, Projects