Not Short on Creativity!

June 3, 2011 | buchanandesign

We have had the pleasure of having Angiee around the studio for the past 7 months. Her stint as a creative intern turned junior designer was full of “loving jabs”. I was doing the majority of teasing but let it be known that Angiee, at 4 foot something is no push-over. She can hold her […]


Good Design + Fun

May 20, 2011 | buchanandesign

We often focus on the big projects that we work on but today I thought I would focus on a recent invitation for a birthday party. It’s a great contrast to our day-to-day branding and corporate work. Our client wanted to have a casual, relaxed and fun Italian themed party to celebrate her birthday. She […]


Welcome Neil

February 24, 2011 | buchanandesign

This entry is long overdue and it even cost me a round of breakfast burritos for the entire office. We would like to introduce you to Neil Kupras, the newest member of the BD team. He joined us in January and has adapted perfectly to the studio culture, well… kinda. The boy is a picky […]


Sweet Site

January 31, 2011 | buchanandesign

Today is the official launch of the new Dallmann Confections Website. Isabella Valencia is the owner and chief chocolatier of the San Diego based company. Isabella comes from Austria with a three-generation family history of fine confectioners. A few months ago, Isabella asked us to update her e-commerce site and give it a “fresh”design look […]



January 12, 2011 | buchanandesign

Wow, so much to pack into a day. I woke up to hugs and kisses from my Darcy and the kids. Cassidy painted an amazing orange square frame with the BD logo in silver, what an artist she’s blossoming to be. Ryan walked in with a homemade chocolate cake with the BD logo made out […]


30 + 1

August 10, 2010 | buchanandesign

For those of you who didn’t know, last Friday was my birthday. When I arrived at work, I was pleasantly surprised with a custom cake created by BAKE! – the very exclusive and not-yet-existent boutique cake shop run by Ryan’s wife Jennelle. The cake had a sushi theme with edible rolls and nigiri complete with […]


How Does Your Garden Grow?

August 5, 2010 | buchanandesign

Over the weekend, we had a first here at BD—we all teamed up to plant a garden. It was actually Bobby’s idea to have a Garden Party at my new house (The CottageTM) so that made me feel slightly less bad when he showed up with his family on a Saturday and proceeded to stand […]


The Whole Package

July 23, 2010 | buchanandesign

We just received our newly-published copy of Rockport’s Packaging Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Creating Packages today and BD is excited to share that our own self-promotional packaging was chosen to be included. We’re honored to be in the mix with so many other beautifully executed packaging solutions. Always a fantastic feeling to be appreciated […]


Oh, Canada!

July 1, 2010 | buchanandesign

In the spirit of Canada Day (and of stuffing our faces) – we all thought it would be highly appropriate to cook up some Canadian bacon, eggs-n-cheddar, and maple bars (okay, we didn’t make those, but Joey totally could have if he wanted to). The eggs were a sight to behold, as Bobby artfully griddled […]


Lunch Heroics

June 15, 2010 | buchanandesign

So yesterday we all went out for lunch at Sushi Deli 3. On our way back to the office I was suffering from a major food coma and I had a serious vision problem, I couldn’t see myself working the rest of the day. But Bobby on the other hand was sharp as a tack! […]