Bobby Buchanan

Creative Director / Brand Strategy

As Founder and Creative Director of Buchanan Design, Bobby has dedicated his professional career to provide engaging, creative solutions that add value to the companies he serves. Since 1995, he has been doing exactly that. He approaches each project as if it were his own. He cares deeply about design and the clients he is privileged to work beside. He looks for perfection and expects nothing less from his team.

Bobby has worked with local and national clients across multiple industries, including healthcare, telecommunications and wireless, hospitality, legal, fitness, and service industries. With a variety of national design awards and work published in leading national and international publications, Bobby continues to provide award-winning creative and strategic thinking for his clients.

Bobby is a native San Diegan, and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design. After several internships with notable agencies, and years of freelance work, Bobby started Buchanan Design.

Bobby believes in social responsibility and giving back to the community. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Orange Tree Project. Their mission is to help nonprofit organizations by providing professional design services to those unable to afford it by partnering them with a leading design agency.

He is past president of AIGA San Diego, the oldest and largest professional organization for design. He has also supported dozens of nonprofits throughout his career. Bobby enjoys any opportunity to advance the design profession and is often called upon to judge design competitions, provide guidance at student portfolio reviews, and speak at seminars and conferences about design, branding, and the reality of running a successful design studio.


  • AIGA San Diego, Past President
  • Orange Tree Project, Founder & Executive Director
  • The Salvation Army Centre City Advisory Council
  • Corporate Alliance Member
  • Conscious Capitalism San Diego Member
  • Colorworks Conference, Chair

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