Martin Coulthurst

Lightness provides front-end developer skills with a focus on data analysis and visualisation. Based in beautiful Shropshire in the UK, the company has helped clients across the globe realise their ideas for over seventeen years.

Lightness has worked with clients in the US, EU and Asia, from spare-room startups to national government projects, raising revenue, improving efficiency, and helping at least three companies toward million dollar acquisitions. Examples of the UX, UI, data-vis and interactive projects can be seen in this portfolio.

Projects include work for:

Lightness is especially interested in working with clients in the creation of educational and cultural projects, such as touch screen exhibits, interactive displays and, of course, websites.


Martin Coulthurst is a designer and developer with extensive experience of data visualisation. The same data is visualised in a web application featuring an interative map, timeline and other controls. He has also made a virtue out of his inability to hold down a proper job.

Previous work included a focus on web projects to deliver real-time collaboration and video streaming solutions.

Martin Coulthurst read Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds and worked as an Engineer on a range of projects, including the construction of the Second Severn Crossing, and large scale computer-based hydraulic modelling work. He also read Sculpture at the University of Wolverhampton.

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