Design CAN Help

July 14, 2011 | buchanandesign

We recently designed the logo for Cranio Angel Network (CAN) started by Sheila Grantham. Her daughter Avery was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis, a birth defect that requires surgery to correct. Symptoms of Craniosynostosis are often dismissed and early diagnosis is crucial to providing adequate treatment. Fortunately for Avery, her mommy was persistent and finally found the […]



June 17, 2011 | buchanandesign

AIGA San Diego is embarking on a new community outreach project called Bowhaus and we will be in charge of all communications. This will be similar to the Hearts in San Francisco or the Cows on Parade in Chicago. Local and regional artists will be given the opportunity to create the most unique and artistic […]



June 13, 2011 | buchanandesign

Last week I was in Minneapolis for the AIGA leadership retreat. AIGA is The Professional Association for Design and this was my first time in Minnesota. Arrived on Wednesday and hit the floor running on thursday morning. Each day was loaded with insightful presentations, break-out sessions, and new people to meet from around the country. […]


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 […]