I am a designer with twenty years of experience in interaction design, prospect experience design, design systems and training, design leadership, and business and marketing strategy.

Currently Chief Design Officer at Newfangled, I advise design teams on how to optimize the prospect experience of their assets and products, understand how visual language can be used to better communicate and strengthen the bond between attention and information.

Since 2014, I have personally consulted 178 creative, digital, and marketing firms on how to do better design. Prior to that, I worked on hundreds of interaction design projects of many, many kinds.

I manage our design team that delivers work across a variety of services — website, content, and technology.

I collaborate every day with a growing, distributed team spread over 13 U.S. states and 6 countries. That is what the internet is all about.


I was born on July 2, 1980. I am 5’9”; 170lbs. Brown/grey hair, crew cut. Rarely clean shaven. Green eyes. Often looking at a book or the sky. I feel this is a better description than a picture can provide.

I graduated with a BFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003.

I live and work in Durham, North Carolina, USA, from my homestead with my wife, two children, dog, and six chickens. We are guarded by six hawks that maintain our perimeter. Our commune grows ever larger with one sibling and their family just four doors down and two sets of parents within sight of our front step in either direction. Proximity is good.


You can find me on Twitter, good old-fashioned email (chrbutler {at} gmail dot com), or LinkedIn.