Butler started his design career in Dallas, Texas. He is married to a woman much smarter than he who lured him to the San Francisco Bay Area 10 years ago. He has worked on branding and packaging projects for clients such as Google, Nike, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, The North Face, Nestle, and many more.

Butler is currently the creative director of Sterling Brands San Francisco, a brand design firm. He lives in San Francisco with his scientist wife, his son Ryder, and two cats who don't really get along.