Eric Butler works as a Graphic Design specialist supporting the creative team that services the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division (NUWC), Keyport, located in Keyport, WA.
Originally joining the US Navy to pursue becoming a Rescue Swimmer, Eric found a new opportunity as a Mass Communication Specialist (MC), a multi-faceted job covering photography, video, journalism and graphic design. Shortly after completing the six-month basic course at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, MD, Eric was assigned to the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) where he was immediately deployed. Eric spent the next four years on board as a photojournalist, security force member, videographer, and print shop supervisor, telling the Navy’s story and servicing 2,500 to 5,000 personnel during many shore and at-sea rotations. Eric also had the opportunity to be a part of Navy’s first carrier trials for the fifth-generation fighter jet, the F-35C, and worked closely with Lockheed Martin’s media team to ensure access to resources and safety while on the flight deck.
Growing up as an artist, Eric found a new medium to express creativity in the digital arts. He continued pursuing digital art skills at Olympic College, earning a membership with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Eric continues to serve as a Mass Communication Specialist in the Navy Reserves, utilizing his expertise to provide professional portraits, graphic designs, photos and journalism for his unit’s greater command while operating as a core member of his unit’s administration and leadership.
Born and raised in Alaska, Eric has enjoyed the outdoors and continues to explore many of the great destinations the great Pacific Northwest has to offer. He has also enjoyed ultimate frisbee, disc golf, East Coast swing dance, cooking, gourmet pizza and nun-chucks!