Clay Marshall

I have most enjoyed working with and helping to develop the team of dedicated technologists at CHIEF. Each team member is passionate about coming up with creative and innovative technology solutions, and I learn from each of them on a daily basis—just as I hope they learn from me. 

Clay combines a sophisticated sense of user experience practices with an astute understanding of design strategy in order to impart technical and functional wizardry upon every website he touches. He works closely with clients and team members alike to identify project goals and ensure that all objectives are masterfully met as websites evolve from strategy through into design and development. In parallel, Clay ensures that content management systems are tailored to project goals and larger organizational objectives. Additionally—and like many other players on CHIEF's technology team—Clay is a true Drupal enthusiast and has fearlessly led many enterprise level Drupal projects. Without fail, Clay stays atop industry trends and works to identify, test and oversee projects aligned to new and emerging technologies.

Clay holds a BA in Fine Arts and Photography from the George Washington University.

Hometown

Born in Washington, DC, but grew up in Northfield, NJ. (South Jersey.)

Noteworthy Story or Next Adventure

My favorite travel experience is one that I would very much like to have again. I visited New Zealand almost 20 years ago, but the memory of those incredible landscapes is something that still sticks with me today. And I met some of the friendliest people too.

Favorite App/Book/Pub

William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways.

DC Go-to's

My favorite DC spot will make me sound like a tourist, but I love the regular access to the Smithsonian Museums that DC permits. It’s not until you live in another city that you realize how rare it is to have such an incredible resource—particularly the National Gallery of Art.