Don Button

Prof. Don Button


phone: 916-558-2415
office: TEC-203

Fall 2019 Office Hours:
Tuesday: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 – 3:0pm
hursday: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Friday: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Program Areas:
Graphic Design
Digital Layout, Imaging, and Illustration
Publication Design
User Interface / Web Design
Professional Practice and Portfolio

DDSN 311 Digital Layout I
DDSN 312 Digital Layout II
DDSN 331 Digital Imaging I
DDSN 332 Digital Imaging II
DDSN 333 Digital Imaging III
DDSN 341 Digital Illustration for Graphic Design I
DDSN 360 User Interface Design
DDSN 390 Professional Practice and Portfolio

Don Button is a full-time professor and department chair for the Design & Digital Media 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 Don’s experience is in publication design, having served in various senior design positions with the News & Review alternative weeklies for over 20 years. His 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 adult sons who are much more handsome, and two dogs and cat who are much fuzzier. You can see some of Don’s personal work at

LinkedIn profile.