Designer & BRAND GURU Chanin Walsh launched BROWNDOGDESIGN in 2008, after kickstarting her career in advertising agencies in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. With a level of proficiency honed by thirty years of graphic design and business experience, Chanin brings tireless energy, talent, and a remarkable intuition for translating vision into showstopping and lasting brands.
The story of BROWNDOGDESIGN represents Chanin’s ‘unconditional love’ for excellence in design, And, just like the unconditional love from a dog, this mark has become symbolic of Chanin’s passion, loyalty and devotion to her clients which are the foundation for her heartfelt desire to help companies succeed and grow.
As an only child, Chanin’s very first dog was her true sole companion and so, from there it began, and she has always had a dog by her side—through thick and thin. Her first brown dog HERSHIE came to Chanin as a rescue. Now known as the ‘Carolina dog’ or ‘American Dingo,’ which Chanin describes as a ‘culmination of ‘all the dog breeds mixed together.’ She remembers making the metaphorical connection between her blended dog and marketing and branding efforts. The culmination of everything you’ve learned or inspire to be is outcome—the best of all things put together.
Just as her faithful furry companions have changed throughout the years, Chanin’s own brand and business model have evolved as well. But, no matter where her business takes her her passion, loyalty and devotion to her clients are traits that remain steadfast.
1978: Chanin and her 1st Brown Dog
1984: Chanin won school poster contest awarded by a young football star - Danny Marino (Yes that Dan Marino!!)
1986: Off to art school at Edinboro University!
1987: First Studio
1990: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
1990: First job: Advo Incorporated
1991: Transferred to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
1992: Adopted Brown Dog, Hershie!
1994: Starts first home based business
1996: Moved to first office space
1997: Sets sights on east coast!
1998: Chanin and Hershie move to Doylestown, PA
1999: Accepts position at Roska Direct Marketing Agency
2000: Philadelphia Art Directors Club Award Ceremony with the Mayor, Ed Randell
2001: Creates charity event Doylestown BluBall
2002: Founder of Non-Profit Women’s Entrepreneurs Group— The Women’s Business Forum of Bucks County
2004: Writes marketing plan for First Friday Doylestown
2005: Loses beloved Brown Dog Hershie
2008: Opens Brown Dog Design Studios in Point Pleasant, PA
2011: Named Bucks County Superwoman
2013: Featured as “authentic’ in Fig Doylestown Business Directory
2014: Moves BrownDogDesign to State Street in Doylestown
2016: Opens THE FOUNDRY Studio on State Street Doylestown, creates the Anti-Agency Business Model
2020: Takes BrownDogDesign on the road with Stella
2021: welcomes the next Brown Dog KEVA!
Chanin is a connection-seeker, network builder, and often the spark that ignites collaboration that makes things happen. For her giving back, feels like pure bliss. Her list of awards within Bucks County and beyond celebrate the way she continues to weave inspiration into the fabric of Doylestown’s community and business world.
Chanin founded the Women’s Business Forum of Bucks County, First Friday Doylestown, and the “Doylestown BluBall” charity gala. She has served on the nonprofit boards of seven major area nonprofits, and taught Branding & Marketing at Delaware Valley University. Her awards for community work include Soroptimist International’s “Women Helping Women” award, recognition as one of Bucks County’s “Super Women,” and being named one of Suburban Life Magazine’s “Community Builders.”
“There are no limits when it comes to inspiring others.”
Roberta Binder, Writer
Her work is always spot on. Listens with care, designs with individual creativity! “
Collaboration is the inspiration at the heart of the creative marketing group that Chanin has established at THE FOUNDRY, a unique business model launched in 2016.
With a fresh “anti-agency” mindset THE FOUNDRY hosts more than half-a-dozen individual creative businesses under one roof in historic Doylestown, PA. There you can access as many (or as few) resources needed to create, nurture, and grow strong brands through strategic graphic design, branding, website engineering, messaging, marketing communications and more.
THE FOUNDRY’s synergistic yet individualized approach to all things creative distinguishes it from other cookie-cutter ad agencies. It embodies Chanin’s fundamental passion for creating shared success among her community partners.
Discover THE FOUNDRY, at https://thefoundry.studio/ Let’s talk about ways we can help propel your business to new levels.
“There is no such thing as competition.”
I have had the pleasure of working with Chanin and Brown Dog Design for over 12 years and never have been disappointed in the quality of design or associated products provided to myself or my clients. Her insight into design and the ‘personality’ of the company is spot-on. “
Long before the pandemic and in true form of a being a trendsetter, Chanin had her sights set on taking her creative inspiration and design work on the road. This dream became a reality in 2020 when she BRANDED a NuCamp 320 Tab trailer — “STELLA” — and hitched it to her Jeep wrangler. The dream is now a reality with the addition of the newest BROWNDOG “Keva”. The summer of 2020 was spent solo on the road, meeting with clients from a distance. These days Chanin and Keva can be seen throughout Bucks county in the spring, summer and fall working from the places that supply the most creative inspiration.
“I would most like to be everywhere all at once.”