Originally from Taiwan, Clifton wandered into the world of design as an Electrical Engineering undergrad. He became a somewhat legit designer after graduating from MHCI at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2012, Clifton moved to the bay area to work on consumer travels for HP Enterprise. He then freelanced with startups and eventually joined Udacity as the first product designer. After four years and helping the team grow from 25 to 250, he joined Teespring as a design lead, designing experiences to help creators start online apparel businesses.
Currently, Clifton is a senior designer on Google Play Store, focusing the core app experiences. In his free time, he likes to surf, travel, and spend time with his wife and their French bulldog Poke (@pokethefrenchie)