Jordan M. Clayton, Designer in Charleston, SC, United States
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Jordan M. Clayton

Verified Expert  in Design


Charleston, SC, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 9, 2018

Jordan is a hands-on design leader who thrives at the intersection of product innovation and interactive marketing. With a diverse background in UX/UI design, he helps clients create powerful interactive solutions across various media. His clients have ranged from small nonprofit organizations to global Fortune 500 companies. With over 50 industry awards under his belt, he still feels the best is yet to come!


Work Experience

Principal Designer, UX/UI

2017 - PRESENT
  • Founded a remote-friendly design consultancy that provides experience design services to cutting-edge product and marketing clients.
  • Developed prospects and scopes for projects as well as managing and executing the design development.
  • Worked for clients such as TripAdvisor, LoJack, Fidelity, Cornell University, Jibo Robotics, CIEE, the Social Institute, CalAmp, and Cree.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, Axure, Adobe CC, Figma, InVision, Sketch

SVP | Creative Director

2016 - 2017
Arnold Worldwide
  • Led the global agency's user experience design discipline.
  • Set and managed the UX's organization, team, tasks, tools, recruiting, reviews, and goals.
  • Oversaw the strategy, concept, and execution of all the interactive projects across major offices.
  • Played an integral role in scoping, selling, and scaling the agency's interactive work.
  • Worked for clients such as Carnival, Jack Daniels, Progressive, Century Link, John Frieda, PUR, and Santander.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, InVision, Axure, Adobe CC, Sketch

Director of Experience Design

2011 - 2015
  • Founded and built the experience design department and capabilities for the agency (across all major projects and clients).
  • Implemented human-centered design and Agile methodologies into the creative process.
  • Conducted design workshops and mentorship sessions with various disciplines, departments, and clients.
  • Acted as a member of the agency leadership team.
  • Worked for clients such as Travelocity, Sherwin-Williams, Nationwide, Mizuno, Meijer, and Golds Gym.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

Director of User Experience

2011 - 2013
  • Led the UX strategy and conceptual development for an online travel startup.
  • Developed an interactive prototype that successfully secured investors and over $1 million in startup capital.
  • Successfully maintained an Agile design process while collaborating with a team of designers, developers, and stakeholders around the globe (Durham, Boston, Providence, Sydney, Bangalore).
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

Associate Experience Director

2010 - 2011
Crispin Porter + Bogusky Europe
  • Was sent to Europe to help grow the international UX discipline across the Sweden and London offices.
  • Designed and directed the creative work that ran in over 18 countries and in multiple languages, taking into account cultural nuances and sensitivities.
  • Played a key role in creating and selling international brand work for multiple clients and new business pitches.
  • Provided UX and interactive design education across offices, departments, clients, and projects.
  • Worked for clients such as Discovery Networks, Ubisoft, P&G, Milka, Scania, SAS, and Telia.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, OmniGraffle

Senior Experience Designer

2008 - 2010
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Served as a core creative partner to the concept, design, and tech teams in charge of developing big brand ideas.
  • Provided unique concept and ecosystem visualization techniques that allowed me to collaborate across various teams, projects, and clients.
  • Created a wide variety of interactive products, tools, toys, games, platforms, contests, social experiments, apps, and more.
  • Worked for clients such as Old Navy, Coke Zero, VW, Guitar Hero, Best Buy, Jose Cuervo, Burger King, Dominos, and AMEX.
Technologies: Axure, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign


2004 - 2008
Freelance Work
  • Entrepreneurially led a freelance creative consultancy which mainly consisted of pitching, creating, and delivering all strategy, design, and production work.
  • Sought-out and won various clients; handled complex design problems and ensured on-time project delivery that surpassed expectations.
  • Grew the design offering through successfully taking on various interactive, architectural, fashion, graphic, and identity design work.
  • Worked for clients such as Burton, Nova Natural, Pure Wellness, Avian Resources, and VWAC.
Technologies: HTML, Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
2001 - 2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Industrial Design, Interaction Design

Savannah College of Art and Design - Savannah, GA, USA

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