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Michael Clayton

Professor Computer Information and Cyber Security Systems Office Location: AD 409 Phone: (210) 805-1212

Michael Clayton has taught Foundation Design, Interactive Design, User Interface Design, and Motion Graphics at UIW since 2001. His current research topics include Interface Design for Video Games, Interactive Prototyping, Motion Design, Visual Note Taking (Sketchnoting) and Graphic Recording.

Mr. Clayton has presented at the UCDA Education Summit, TechEd California, AIGA San Antonio, the Internation Sketchnote Camps in Hamburg and Lisbon, VizThink Berlin, and to other professional and community groups around the world.

He has co-authored three editions of Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach for Charles River Media/Cengage Learning (2003, 2006, 2008). He has also contributed content to five other books.

  • MFA in Graphic Design, Utah State University, 2002.
  • MFA in Graphic Design, BFA Utah State University, 1999.
  • Full Professor, Graphic Design, University of the Incarnate Word (2018 - Present), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Associate Professor, Graphic Design, University of the Incarnate Word (2013 - 2018), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Associate Professor, Computer Graphic Arts, University of the Incarnate Word (2007 - 2013), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Graphic Arts, University of the Incarnate Word (2001 - 2007), San Antonio, Texas.

Clayton, M. J. (2019, June). Sketchnote Army Podcast: Season 06, Episode 08 - iPad Pro Panel. Invited presentation at Sketchnote Army Podcast, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Clayton, M. J. (2018, September). Sketchnoting from a Different Approach. Invited presentation at SketchnoteLDN, London, England.

Clayton, M. J. (2018, September). Everything is Beautiful: In Search of the Ugly Sketchnote. Invited presentation at International Sketchnote Camp 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.

Clayton, M. J. (2018, June). The Sketchnote Army Podcast - Season 5, Episode 1 - The Podcast Refresh: Michael Clayton & Mike Rohde. Invited presentation at Sketchnote Army Podcast, Milwaukee, Virtual.

Clayton, M. J. (2017, October). The Sketchnote Army Podcast - Season 4, Episode 1 - ISC17HH Recap. Invited presentation at Sketchnote Army Podcast, Milwaukee, Virtual.

Clayton, M. J. (2017, September). Sketchnote Strategies. Invited presentation at VizThink Berlin Meetup 24, Berlin, Germany.

Clayton, M. J. (2017, September). How I Spent my Sabbatical... Invited presentation at International Sketchnote Camp 2017, Hamburg, Germany.

Clayton, M. J. (2017, September). The Wonderful World of Sketchnotes Workshop (Germany Edition). Invited presentation at International Sketchnote Camp 2017, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Clayton, M. J. (2017, May). Sketchnotes 101 - Sketchnote Basics. UCDA Education Summit, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Clayton, M. J. (2017, February). Drawing People (for Sketchnoters). Invited presentation at NIST Sketchnote Symposium (BarCamp Style), Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Clayton, M. J. (2016, June). With That Much Responsibility, You Must Be a Chair. (Um... Nope). AIGA Nuts + Bolts, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Clayton, M. J. (2016, June). The Sketchnote Army Podcast - Season 1, Episode 4 - Professor Michael Clayton. Invited presentation at Sketchnote Army Podcast, Milwaukee, Virtual.

Clayton, M. J. (2016, May). Responsive Web Design Testing: Devices, Browsers, Content, Oh My... (Presentation). UCDA Education Summit, Union, New Jersey.

Clayton, M. J. (2016, May). A Short Study Abroad Experience for Design Students (Presentation). UCDA Education Summit, Union, New Jersey.

Clayton, M. J., & Watkins, W. A. (2015). Game Design User Interface: A Cross Discipline Approach. Design Principles and Practices conference.

Clayton, M. J. (2014). Student Acquired Web Hosting: A Classroom Tool for Success. UCDA Education Summit.

Clayton, M. J., & Hashimoto, A. (2008). Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach 3rd Edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Charles River Media/Cengage Learning.

  • AIGA, San Antonio Chapter (2008-present)
  • American Advertising Federation (AAF), San Antonio Chapter (2010-present)
  • University and Colleges Design Association (UCDA), Education Group (2014-present)