The Middle [Wo]Man

March 1, 2012 | buchanandesign

Hewitt Marketing came to us for a new logo and brand definition. The company specializes in building positive relations between a developer or builder and the city or community. It’s a sensitive position because each party is coming to the table with a very specific want, but in the end, there will have to be […]


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 […]


Refining the Brand Focus

February 21, 2012 | buchanandesign

It’s always a pleasure working with a company that trusts us to do the very best by them. This was very true with Genesis Healthcare Partners–a specialized group of doctors who are offering the highest level of urological medicine combined with personal private practice service. for any patient, it’s the very best of both worlds, […]



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 […]



January 30, 2012 | buchanandesign

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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


HELLO 2012

January 3, 2012 | buchanandesign

wow, i can’t believe how fast 2011 flew by, but i’m super excited about the many exciting things ahead in 2012. brand strategy will stay at the core of what we do but we will continue to push our creative skills in a variety of mediums. more application design, more website design, more animated video […]


Live As One

December 23, 2011 | buchanandesign

Every year we try to think of a gift for our clients that is unique, or functional, or memorable, or engaging, or just plain cool. This year we settled on a design that was created for OrangeTree a couple years back. It’s a personal favorite of mine for many reasons and felt it was a […]


‘Tis The Season Gallery

December 6, 2011 | buchanandesign

Today we put up our very first Seasonal Poster Gallery for Winter. About a month ago we decided to start a poster gallery in our office for each new season. For each gallery each of us would interpret the season as a poster using any art medium. In addition, each person would get a color, […]