Charlie Van Vechten
Charlie Van Vechten

Buchanan Brand + Design, Managing Director

Van Vechten Creative Advisors, Owner

Charlie utilizes his 25 years of experience in the design, branding, and marketing industry to help clients build better brands and reach greater success. With high value placed on honesty, care, and integrity, he has built a solid reputation for being a strategic and entrepreneurial thinker with the ability to pinpoint problems and partner with clients to create the best solutions. His skills as a business leader include strategic planning, brand strategy, creative direction, operational efficiency, and relationship building. At Buchanan, Charlie ensures the agency is run efficiently, that clients’ needs are met, and that company culture encourages camaraderie and fosters innovation. At Van Vechten Creative Advisors, Charlie provides business and brand strategy to nonprofits and small businesses to ensure they grow effectively and that they have a solid brand foundation to build all future efforts. Previously, Charlie was President and Partner at Jacob Tyler, Brand Communications Agency. There, Charlie helped build a full-service agency with 30 employees and revenue growth that quadrupled in five years. A native San Diegan, Charlie is active in the San Diego business and arts communities and feels strongly about giving back by serving on many nonprofit boards.


  • United Through Reading, National Board Member
  • San Diego History Center, Board Member
  • OASIS San Diego, Board Member
  • San Diego Rotary, Club 33, Member
  • AIGA San Diego, Past President
  • San Diego Performing Arts League’s “Star Award”