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Is Pro Bono Good Business?

April 4, 2016 | buchanandesign

Before answering this question, here are some thoughts to help you evaluate opportunities and make good business decisions. Pro bono comes from the Latin, “pro bono public” or “work done without compensation for the public good.” This term comes up often in our industry. It’s a great way to give back to your community and […]

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Officially A Nonprofit

April 24, 2015 | buchanandesign

After years of planning and months of paperwork and filing, Orange Tree Project has officially received 501c3 nonprofit status! Orange Tree Project was conceived at Buchanan Design with the mission of helping nonprofits receive professional design services from San Diego’s leading design agencies. It’s our way of leveraging the generosity of the design community to […]

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Future Designers

October 20, 2014 | buchanandesign

Today we had a visit from the graphic design class of San Pasqual High School. Bobby walked the students through what it takes to be a working designer. And as the students visited the different design stations, we showed them our latest projects and answered questions about what its like to be a professional designer. […]

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Using Paint and Concept to Help a Cause

October 17, 2014 | buchanandesign

Earlier this month we were approached by LINK, an AIGA San Diego program that brings the arts to high school students, to customize a “Foomi” vinyl doll for their fundraising event. We were honored to have been selected along with other influential designers and artists from Southern California. It was the perfect opportunity to bring […]

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AIGA Leadership Retreat: Salt Lake City

May 29, 2012 | buchanandesign

Just returned from a fantastic AIGA Leadership retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m always excited to visit a new city, primarily for the food, but also for the culture. Salt Lake City was expansive; it was friendly, it was historic, and it was a lot of fun. Most of the fun came from the variety […]

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EAST COAST INTERN

January 30, 2012 | admin

We were graced with Katherine’s presence in our studio for the last 3 weeks. She is very dedicated to say the least, all the way from the University of Delaware, she came out to sunny San Diego to visit her cousin and interned with us during her stay. See what she had to say about […]

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BOWHAUS

June 17, 2011 | Buchanan Design

AIGA San Diego is embarking on a new community outreach project called Bowhaus and we will be in charge of all communications. This will be similar to the Hearts in San Francisco or the Cows on Parade in Chicago. Local and regional artists will be given the opportunity to create the most unique and artistic […]

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June 13, 2011 | Buchanan Design

Last week I was in Minneapolis for the AIGA leadership retreat. AIGA is The Professional Association for Design and this was my first time in Minnesota. Arrived on Wednesday and hit the floor running on thursday morning. Each day was loaded with insightful presentations, break-out sessions, and new people to meet from around the country. […]

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Y-Conference #15

April 16, 2010 | Buchanan Design

I have attended every Y conference, (except #2), and every year I walk away inspired and excited about our amazing industry. This year’s conference was no exception, the line-up was amazing and I had the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the greatest names in our industry. I even had the privilege of being […]

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