Clayton matriculated at Pretoria Boys High, where he won the annual art prize 3 times. He studied at the University of Pretoria, doing (BA) FA Information Design.
He worked in various advertising agencies in the early 90's under creative directors such as Francois de Villiers and Hein Botha, (their biggest accounts being M-Net and the Post Office) Clayton worked in various retail advertising agencies with clients such as Top CD and Dial-A-Movie, as well as working in tourism companies - Info Africa and IT companies - Infinity Endless Rewards.
He worked in industrial design and engineering firms in the late 90's whereby he designed world class military vehicles for the Jordanian Armed Forces, Land Rover UK, MAN Germany and the Chinese Police, he was involved in the styling and aesthetics. Clayton won the 2004 SABS DISA award for a product called 'Pro Aim' golf training glasses, which was endorsed by Tiger Woods' coach Butch Harmon in America.
Clayton currently runs Sprint Design, a company specializing in illustration, graphic design and printing, web design and development, advertising and industrial design. He also lectures in illustration techniques from marker rendering, instructional imaging and photoshop to 2nd and 3rd year students at the University of Pretoria.
He was also coveted as one of the top 50 students to have left the University of Pretoria since the design departments inception, an exhibition was held for these chosen 50, 2 well know names in the exhibition were Carol Boyes and coveted art director Francois de Villiers.
If you ask me what my most memorable childhood memory is, I would have to answer, children books. Books like 'Cat in the Hat' by Dr Seus and 'My Bruin Beer Bennie'.
I have to confess that I was not one of those children that sat still while my mom read to me, instead I would entertain myself for hours as I studied the bright colours of the drawings. This was where I fell in love with pictures.
Illustration has always been my passion and my creative outlet.
I studied Graphic Design at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, where I recieved my BA in Applied Design.
After completing my studies in 2008, I worked for a small design studio in Paarl, before opening my own studio in March 2011. I decided that my studio would not just specialise in graphic design and web development but also my true passion, illustration.
I studied at Rhodes University (majoring in journalism and philosophy), with the intention of getting into political cartooning and newspaper comic strips.
After that I began working as a freelance cartoonist, writer and illustrator, and have been doing that full time for the last five years.
I have done work for a number of educational publishers (Pearson, Maskew Miller Longman, Oxford University Press and Macmillan) as well as several newspapers and magazines (Ride magazine, Men’s health, The Bolander). I have written comics and comic strips for Strika entertainment (Supa Strikas, etc) and also storyboarded the weekly Supa Strikas comic strip featured in the Sunday Times. I previously did a weekly comic strip for www.sagoodnews.com, and I continue to have a monthly comic strip featured in Ride magazine as well as a weekly comic strip in YOU magazine called "Odd Jobz".
While my style has some flexibility, I specialise in cartoons. My biggest strength is in my ability to write and draw comic strips and cartoons. All my work is done digitally, after the initial pencil sketching. I am fairly proficient in Illustrator, and have a good knowledge of Photoshop. I am available for black and white illustration, colour illustration, caricatures, inking, colouring, storyboarding, as well as writing and drawing comic strips and cartoons.