Don Button

Don Button, GCOM professor


phone: 916-558-2415
office: TEC-203

Spring 2019 Office Hours:
Monday: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Tuesday: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Program Areas:
Graphic Design
Digital Imaging
Publication Design
User Interface / Web Design

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: User Interface Design

Don Button is a full-time professor and department chair 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 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.