Clive Ng


As a full-time faculty member at the PolyU Design, I bring a wealth of education and industry experience to the academic community. I earned a BA in Visual Communication from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 1998, followed by an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 1999. Furthermore, I completed a PGDE at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2003 and was recognized as an Instructor of the Higher Education Academy in 2002.

Prior to my academic career, I worked as a web designer and freelancer for several broadcasting companies, including Commercial Radio Hong Kong and Star TV. After joining the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) as an Instructor in 2002, I later joined the School of Design (SD) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

In addition to teaching, I have contributed to the academic community through various professional activities. I have served as a member of the HKCEE and HKAL Visual Arts paper Moderation Committee, Design and Applied Technology Committee, and Recognition of Prior Learning Committee (Printing Industry). I am currently a Visual Arts and Film & Media Arts Examiner for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and an External Examiner for the HKDI.

Teaching and research interests

Communication Design
Information Design
Colour Management
Print Production
Packaging Design
Exhibition design
User Interface Graphics
User Research
Multi-platform Publishing
Web Design
Design Direction
Graphic Design History 

Project interests
Designing for users with ADHD
Proportion and grid system
Graphic archive & documentation
AI-Powered Design

Computer aided design
Physical Computing
Generative art
HTML Canvas
Educational technology ( SPOC, Edx )
Inquiry based learning
CAD and Cinema 4D

Visual Arts
Visual Arts Education
Ruins Photography
Aerial photography
Discourse on Visual Culture
Community based arts


PolyU BA
SD2263 Studio 2: Information
SD2264 User Studies Seminar
SD1103 Communication Basics for Designers
SD3768 Multiplatform publishing
SD3762 Digital Aesthetic
SD3250 Production Technologies for Communication Design
SD3263 Art Direction
SD1208 Interactivity 1
SD3004 Capstone Project
SD2S02 Book of Life
SD2265 Design History 2

PolyU MM
SD3025 Information Design
SD1301 Freshman Seminar
SD2301 image and Type
SD2305 Design History
SD3005 Coop Project
SD3004 Independent Project
SD2304 Interactivity

Art I, II
Studio Art II
Introduction to Art
Art & Craft
Art & Design
Art as Inquiry
Personal Inquiry In 2-D Art
Crafts And Design for Living
Communication & Technology in Art
Hypermedia & Morden Culture
Photography & Digital Imaging
Graphic Design
Community-Based Video Film Enquiry
Digital Art
Moving Image
Discourse on Visual Culture
Understanding Hong Kong Traditional Vernacular Architecture
Teaching Visual Arts in Secondary School
School-Based Project in Visual Art
Field Experience


School of Design - 11 years
Communication Design (BA)
Interactive Media (BA)
Higher Diploma in Multimedia Design & Technology

HKIEd - Before 2011 - 9 years
DipEdu, HKIEd
CertEdu, HKIEd

IVE - 1 year
HD, IVE (Chai Wan)

APTEC - 9 years
SUS course, APTEC
Appledaily, Oriental Daily, Singtao, SCMP, Walt Disney Television, ISD, APTEC

Caritas Bianchi College of Careers - 4 years
Evening Certificate Courses, Caritas Bianchi