Don Button

Don Button, GCOM professor

phone: 916-558-2415
office: COS-111

Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Monday: 12:00 –1:00 pm; 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:30 – 3:3pm
Friday: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Program Areas:
Graphic Design
Digital Imaging
Publication Design
Web Media

GCOM 313: Digital Layout I
GCOM 314: Digital Layout II
GCOM 330: Digital Imaging I
GCOM 331: Digital Imaging II
GCOM 332: Digital Imaging III
GCOM 360: Introduction to Web and Interactive Technologies

Don is a full-time professor and interim department chair (Fall 16) for the Graphic Communication department at SCC. He has been teaching at City College since 2000 and has been a professional print and web designer, art director, design consultant and photographer since 1986.

The bulk of his experience is in publication design, having served in various design positions with the News & Review alternative weeklies for over 20 years. Don’s design work has received over two dozen individual and group awards and has been featured in Print and How magazines. He also serves as art director / designer for the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, designing most of the center’s brand and marketing materials since it’s opening in 2011.

Don is an avid skateboarder and fan of loud, fast music. He has a wife who is much smarter than he is, two boys who are much cuter, and two dogs and cat who are much fuzzier. You can see some of Don’s personal work at

LinkedIn profile.