Marcus Clements


A multi-skilled project manager and engineer with ten years experience of leading teams developing major international projects.  An effective and confident communicator responsible for delivering complex large scale projects on time within budget in high pressure environments. Since 2007 a specialist Drupal consultant specifying technical architecture and leading development teams.

Key Skills and Experience

Web development (Drupal, PHP, MySQL, Jquery, AJAX, XHTML, CSS, XML, SOAP, Photoshop, CVS, SVN)
Software applications (C, C++, Visual Studio, MVC)
Webserver configuration, security and maintenance (Linux, Apache, Cpanel, DNS)
International event management (Rocket Festival)
Multimedia authoring and interactive installation design (Gridio)
Course design and implementation of media based educational projects
Fluent Spanish and basic French

Work history

September 2009 to present

Consultant software engineer specialising in Drupal. Recent clients include ITV, Red Bee Media, projects include:

  • ITV Pay Project (in progress) - Tech lead for team developing high performance Drupal solution for the ITV player site.
  • - Company website rebuilt in Drupal 6 featuring CDN served video and Jquery UI widgets.
  • Broadcast metadata transformation system that uses custom module suite migrating csv data into CCK, and exports XML to Youtube, Itunes etc.
  • Quicktime and jquery enabled cuepoint logging system for broadcast compliance with Drupal workflow and management system.
  • corporate site for major Abu Dhabi based film company, in English and Arabic.
  • Custom CCK field based on file field which allows upload through high performance UDP file transfer system - uses XMLRPC and SOAP.
  • Redeveloped exisitng Drupal 6 BBC web standards reporting tool to cope with complex queries on a huge dataset (>10M nodes) including custom module to enhance performance.

January 2009 to present

Project manager & lead developer for Net Sounds, a 3-year European Commission funded project to create a European network for organisations and individuals involved in music education. The projects main output is a community website based on Drupal 6.

June 2008 to September 2009

Freelance Drupal team lead working for international clients including Artesanos Digitales in Madrid developing community and corporate sites using Drupal 6, CCK, Views, Jquery, Ajax and custom module development. Sites built include Yelmo Cines and Cyldigital - a community site for the government of Castilla and Leon.

October 2007 to October 2009

Project manager and lead developer for Net Music 01, a 2-year European Comission funded Leonardo project designed to transfer the development of E-Musicnet (see below) into a practical environment. The application is a web-based Web 2.0 tutorial teaching music students how to use professional production software and was developed in Drupal 5 with custom theme and module development and content and CMS interface in Italian and English.

Jan 2005 to May 2008

Production Director for the annual Rocket Festival in Spain. In October 2007 the Rocket Festival website was rebuilt in English and Spanish using the Drupal CMS. Translation and edit workflow and stability under heavy yield and custom modules were requirements of the development. is a state-of-the-art web application in a demanding industry.

Project manager for Net Music 01, a 2-year European Comission funded Leonardo project designed to transfer the development of E-Musicnet (see below) into a practical environment.

June 2006 to October 2007

Web Developer Brighton Ltd. PHP/MySQL/XHTML projects with custom CMS:

Vivid Audio, Evolutions Post Production Studio, Bravo TV - Adult Swim, Living TV - Life on Mars, Airstream Facilities, Madera Viva Taller

January 2005 to May 2006

Production Director for the Rocket Festival in Spain. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the event including budget, publicity, programming, logistics and website technical design and implementation.

October 2005 to present

Project Manager for European Commission funded educational projects PRAXIS and MODEM at Brightonart Ltd. Responsible for planning, design and implementation, budget control and communications. MODEM is a music collaboration community developed using open-source PHP/MySQL CMS Cchost. PRAXIS is a community for educators developed using Joomla!

August 2004 to
December 2004

Online Project Manager and developer for developing a video asset sharing service and info portal for VJs called Pixnmix for Channel 4.

June 2001 to present

Director of technology at Brightonart Ltd.
Technical design and implementation of a number of websites for various clients including Not Only But Also Ltd as freelance senior developer on web projects.

Jan 1994 to

General Manager and chief sound engineer for Innerfield Soundsystem at numerous events across Europe.

April 2002 to
April 2004

Special Projects Manager at Ninja Tune Records, London, developing ‘E-Musicnet’ with several European partners, an online vocational training project for young people sponsored by the Leonardo project of the European Commission.

Summer 2000 to present

Member of audio-visual performance group The Vjamm Allstars composing and performing music.

Autumn 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Delivered practical course in Interactive Installation Design at the FH Johanneum University in Graz, Austria. Guided students through the process of developing and implementing an interactive video art installation. This course is now an annual feature of the curriculum.

November 2002
to Present

Design and implementation of major open source software project Freeframe. FreeFrame is an open-source cross-platform real-time video effects plugin API supported by major VJ software applications with hundreds of plugins now available.

Autumn 2002 to
May 2002

Facilitator and course leader for Plug in to Music an audio visual education project for young people in the South East of England.

Autumn 2002

Design and implementation of audio effects plugin Coldcutter.

Jan 2002 to
Oct 2003

Development of Gridio 1.0 an interactive video installation as part of Sonic Process, an audio-visual arts exhibition commissioned for the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the MACBA (Modern Art Museum) in Barcelona and the ‘Mountain of Memories’, a major exhibition in Graz, Austria, funded by the European City of Culture 2003.

June 2001 to
Jan 2002

Contract web programmer for User Advocacy Group (UAG) developing websites on CD-Rom for presentations

Sept 1999 to
June 2001

Senior Developer at Victoria Real Ltd. in Brighton leading teams developing major web and interactive TV applications for Norwich Union, Iceland, William Hill, BBC and Channel 4.

Aug 1998 to Sept 1999

Senior Programmer at Computer Experts Limited. Developed Anti-Millenium bug software in C/C++ on Windows and Linux

July 1998

HNC Software Engineering at Brighton passed with Distinction

Jan 1994 to June 1998

Loudspeaker design engineer B&W Loudspeakers R&D facility, Steyning East Sussex.
General Manager and chief sound engineer for Innerfield Soundsystem at numerous events across Europe.

July 1990 to December 1994

Technical Sales Consultant at Campkins Cameras, Cambridge.

Jan 1990 to July 1990

English teacher at Edwardes High School, Peshawar, Pakistan



1998 HNC Software Engineering (Distinction) – Brighton College of Technology

1989 A-levels in Maths (A), Physics (A), Biology (B), AS-Levels Electronics, Computer Science – Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

1987 12 O-levels – The Perse school, Cambridge

Other Interests

Playing guitar, cooking, live music, snowboarding, windsurfing, hill walking, surfing, mountain biking.