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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2012 | buchanandesign

We took first place for the 2nd year in a row in our office building pumpkin carving competition. We won a free lunch for the BD crew! Inspired by my son’s luchadore costume, I carved a Buchanan Design lucha-lantern complete with the Buchanan Design crown. We have named the pumpkin La Naranja Furiosa! -Joey  

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Horses + Performers = Valitar™

October 15, 2012 | buchanandesign

I wasn’t much of a horse person but all this has changed after we were hired to brand a new show called Valitar™ that will debut in Del Mar, California and travel across the United States. Imaging the very best of horse skills combined with world-class horse performers, aerialists, acrobats, and dancers. Then multiply that […]

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Jammin’ with BlackBerry

September 28, 2012 | buchanandesign

The opportunity to work on branding a BlackBerry global campaign was exciting from the start. They wanted to establish a brand look for a campaign aimed specifically at the developer community to coincide with the launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform. RIM (parent company name) came in with the campaign name, Jam, a fun play […]

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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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The Big 2-3

February 24, 2012 | buchanandesign

There is nothing like another round of birthday cake to squeeze in just before the end of winter. Joey’s wife, Jessica, struck yet again with the most delicious (and dangerous) combination of vanilla and chocolate. To celebrate my 23rd birthday, the boys took me out to Bud’s Louisiana Cafe, an amazing delight tucked inside the […]

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ORIGINAL vs. STOCK—FOR GOOD

February 2, 2012 | buchanandesign

We have been working with Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) for over a year now and it’s been a very fun and collaborative working relationship. Last year was the first time we helped them with A Taste of Tel-Hi, their big annual fundraiser, and we were “encouraged” to use a stock illustration that was similar […]

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JANUARY 33

January 20, 2012 | buchanandesign

January happens to be a busy month in the studio. On top of all the New Year dealings both Bobby and I celebrate birthdays, another excuse to eat cake! Yesterday Joey brought in an orange liqueur masterpiece that Jessica made for me, what a treat! Everyone in the studio chipped in and got me an […]

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happy birthday to me

January 13, 2012 | buchanandesign

Going to lunch on 1.11 was a given, but this year i added a special request—Jessica’s amazing chocolate cake. Joey, our resident multimedia graphic designer is married to Jessica and she is a fantastic baker, spoils us all the time with her “experiments”. I shared with everyone at Buchanan Design AND managed to feed a […]

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HELLOween Mixer

October 31, 2011 | buchanandesign

If you’re office is in an office building like ours, you know what it’s like when you walk by someone who looks familiar but you don’t know why. It could be on the way to the restroom, in the parking lot, or maybe at a local restaurant during lunch. Well, we decided to shake things […]

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1 BILLION THIRSTY

October 20, 2011 | buchanandesign

  The name says it all, there are billions of people around the globe who don’t have access to safe drinking water. It’s unthinkable really, but it’s true. I met the founder of the organization last year when Darcy and I attended their annual fundraiser—Water for Christmas. At that time I was unaware of just […]

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