Savvy Sue & Premium Paul

November 15, 2011 | buchanandesign

The video we just completed for TRU Phone made it’s debut today in front of thousands and is receiving kudos in various twitter and blog posts. TRU is based in London with an office in North Carolina, so in addition to the tight timeline, we worked around the 3 and 8 hour time difference. We […]


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 […]



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 […]



September 23, 2011 | buchanandesign

So most people may find this hard to believe, but i’ve never (really) been to Vegas. I was there a couple years back for a day meeting, but I flew in and flew out without exploring any part of vegas. I stayed at the MGM Grand and apparently came in and out through the back […]


The New

September 20, 2011 | buchanandesign

It’s official, has a “NEW LOOK” and is no longer a flash site. It feels like yesterday when we were all excited to launch our previous site but lots has changed in a couple years. We needed to keep up with technology and the many types of mobile devices out there. We also wanted […]



September 19, 2011 | buchanandesign

Today is the first day of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week and Genesis Healthcare Partners asked us to develop a campaign to increase the awareness and importance of prostate cancer screening for men over 40. I initially thought this would have to be a very institutional campaign, but after doing some research, we realized bold and […]


Fun Day for a Great Cause

September 16, 2011 | buchanandesign

This year the BD crew was out on the golf course taking pictures. Officially it was the Detour Photography 18th Hole, but all of us were proudly wearing shirts and hats from the BD FALL COLLECTION. It was a collaborative effort making this happen. Ryan was behind the camera, I was the photo file courier […]


Embossing & Debossing

August 16, 2011 | buchanandesign

Essentially the same thing, embossing raises the paper surface up and debossing pushes the paper surface down. The technique to use is based on the design and the feel you want to achieve. Both require a metal die that combined with heat and pressure will produce amazing results. The ultimate reason for using any of […]


Calling all Chocoholics!

July 22, 2011 | buchanandesign

Dallmann is officially open for business at the Flower Hill Mall in Del Mar. We started this company branding journey with Bella Valencia, Chocolatier and Owner of Dallmann in the fall of 2010. We began by creating a new identity which was inspired by many of the wonderful photos of her grandfather and his shop […]



July 19, 2011 | buchanandesign

After a short-lived job hunt, I was absolutely excited to get a call from Bobby asking how things were going. It appears I made a BIG impression on the Buchanan Design team during my internship and they thought of me when the Junior Designer position opened—I was more than happy to grab the opportunity right […]