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.