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When a Client Stops Being a Client, and Becomes Something More

May 25, 2016 | Buchanan

There is nothing more rewarding than having a great client and developing a strong relationship. Mutual respect for each other and for the work that each provides is a beautiful thing. Such is my story with United Through Reading (UTR). What started as basic graphic design services over 18 years ago has blossomed into the […]

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Is Pro Bono Good Business?

April 4, 2016 | Bobby Buchanan

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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Exciting changes at Buchanan Design

January 13, 2016 | Bobby Buchanan

As we enter a new year filled with new possibilities, I want to share some of our excitement for the future of Buchanan Design. My philosophy has always been, if you’re making the effort to do something important – don’t compromise – make the investment and do it right. Don’t wing it and certainly don’t […]

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Hanging Ornaments Around the Office

December 17, 2015 | buchanandesign

We just finished a quick series of posters in time for our favorite holiday – Christmas. What better way to decorate than with some ornaments? View our facebook page to see larger images.

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A Thank You That Lasts For A Year

December 10, 2015 | buchanandesign

Perfect for a month dedicated to giving, we believe in thoughtful and personal gifts that thank friends and clients for their partnership and their business. A meaningful example of this sentiment is a 2016 calendar designed as a thank you for the donors of our nonprofit client, TEL HI Neighborhood Center. TEL HI is an […]

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Crowdsourcing vs. Design Agency

November 20, 2015 | Bobby Buchanan

What you need to know before choosing price over value. So you’ve decided to start a business and need a brand, or maybe after years in business your logo needs a serious overhaul. You have decided it’s time to bring in outside support to get the job done. Like most people, you turn to GOOGLE […]

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Buchanan Design Turns 20!

October 30, 2015 | buchanandesign

It’s official: Buchanan Design is now 20 years young! Watch Bobby’s special message below. Here is the loop from our anniversary celebration:

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The Advantages of Managed WordPress Hosting

October 12, 2015 | Joey Sadile

In the past few years, our studio has been working on an increasing number of WordPress sites. WordPress is a versatile Content Management System (CMS) with abundantly available plug-ins to add just about any functionality needed on a given website. Typically, client specific budget and needs help determine which hosting solution is used for each […]

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Introducing an Interior Designer

September 20, 2015 | buchanandesign

This past summer, we had the pleasure of working with a new designer ready to pop in the interior design scene. It was important to capture what made her so unique. We saw her passion for combining the present and the past. Sifting through rough concepts of monograms, icons, and wordmarks, we found success in […]

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Canines Forward with Confidence and Heart

August 20, 2015 | buchanandesign

As a design agency partner of Orange Tree Project, Buchanan Design led the rebranding of a local nonprofit in existence since 1998. Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs (TLCAD) creates a dedicated community of trainers and volunteers that provide custom-trained service dogs to individuals with autism and Wounded Warriors in San Diego County. TLCAD was ready […]

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