Buffington has over 40 years experience in print media design and has won numerous awards for advertising, merchandising, publishing and direct marketing work. He began his design career at Pfaff/McCoy Design in 1973. His client list has included Owens-Illinois, Chrysler, Chrysler Financial, Daimler Financial, Eastern Airlines, Chevrolet, GMAC, Allied Automotive, PGA of America, Carnation, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson, PPG Industries, Four Winns and NBA Properties. At Campbell-Ewald Publishing, the Aegis Group and the Quarton Group, he established the design philosophy for numerous corporate sponsored magazines and publications. In February of 1995 he established Buffington Design and in 2001, co-founded Group [eX], a creative consortium in downtown Royal Oak. He served for many years on the board of the American Institute of Graphic Artists, AIGA/Detroit Chapter as president and education chair.
- AAS, St. Clair County Community College
- Adjunct Faculty