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ChangeOrder Moves to California

Welcome to California

After 10 years living in the Pacific Northwest, Mary and I have decided to move to the sunnier climes of Oakland, California.

I will continue to be a Principal Designer at frog, now working out of the San Francisco studio. In addition, in 2012 I will be joining the faculty of California College of the Arts as an adjunct professor of design, teaching in the new BFA of Interaction Design program helmed by Kristian Simsarian. I'll also continue my involvement with The Designer Fund.

Mary will be a candidate in the Master of Fine Arts in Poetry Writing program at St. Mary's College of California, as well as a teaching fellow there. (Thankfully, Mary is not going to St. Mary's College within St. Mary's City in Maryland, which would have been an exceptional tongue twister.)

August has been our month to make the transition, with full time off from all work and school commitments. As you've noticed from the radio silence on this blog, I've also been decompressing from what has been an extraordinarily active summer. Between wrapping a busy period at work, to packing for the move, to delivering the manuscript for my second book Design Business from A to Z to HOW Books, I've needed some time for focusing on this change, recharging my batteries, and stepping away from design for a bit in general.

Moving into September, I will be rekindling ChangeOrder with a deeper look at some interactive design topics, as well as sharing a few meditations I've been mulling over this past year. I'll also be blogging some of the material I've been generating for the HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco this November. (I'll post separately about this so you can get the full details.)

Seattle friends, we'll miss you and will visit soon. But California, here we come!


P.S. For more details on some of the above, check out this recent podcast I did with Donovan Beery and Nate Voss from 36 Point at June's HOW Design Live conference.


Christopher Butler

David and Mary,

Congrats on the move and everything else! Looking forward to seeing you at the conference in November...

- Chris


wow, good move to you David! If you stop in PDX on the way down get in touch!

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