Please note:

I am currently not taking freelance jobs, so if you are looking for a website designer, graphic design, visual identity, digital marketing or branding firm in Shanghai, please visit my company site: www.threaddesign.com.cn Alternatively go and take a look at what we're doing on facebook.

Other than that, this is a personal design and photography blog of some chap called Ben Weldon. For more about me in professional manner, my linked in profile is here.

10 years of Thread

10 years of Thread

I can hardly believe it, it’s been a decade since I started an agency! And now almost 12 years in China. How did that ever happen?

First Article in STATUS magazine by city weekend.

First Article in STATUS magazine by city weekend.

Was recently asked to write and article for a local publication as to how Thread approaches wechat marketing. Full text will in web format on Thread’s website.

Disney Princess Party in Pu Tuo Shan!

Disney Princess Party in Pu Tuo Shan!

It’s been a while since I took the team on holiday, this year we decided to take a bus five hours from shanghai down to pu tuo shan, dress up as princess’s and play board games. obviously!        

Mercedes Me Launch in Beijing

Mercedes Me Launch in Beijing

Probably the biggest project over at Thread, I’m massively proud of the team for this one. A few pictures below of a real milestone in our evolution.  

11 Years In China today!

Thread still going from strength to strength

Thread still going from strength to strength

I’ve not posted here for a while, Shanghai is so full of distractions. Social media all but negates the use of private blogs, however I have no intention of turning off mydot. I bought this domain in 1999. OLD SKOOL. I’ve been in China for 11 years now, everything here as changed, my street, my […]

10,000 motor bikes in a Pizza Express

10,000 motor bikes in a Pizza Express

  

Having fun with Fat Wow signage

Having fun with Fat Wow signage

Fat Cow is a burger bar we designed in 2014, this is one of the last things i design 100% myself. Bless my ever tolerant production manager, Lisa, for my sense of humor. If you want to try their burgers, you can find them here.

The eternal traveller syndrome

The eternal traveller syndrome

For those of you who are travelling, feeling the urge to travel, or are questioning where home really is… take 14 minutes to let someone beautifully explain it (in spanish).

A letter to my clients at Thread, predictions for the Year of the Horse.

A letter to my clients at Thread, predictions for the Year of the Horse.

I wasn’t excited about the Year of the Snake, but the Year of the Horse – my Chinese zodiac – fills me with anticipation! Allow me, if you will, to make some predictions for the year ahead.

I predict a tumultuous year, a stampede of exciting developments and a few troubles in the paddock too. With rising wages and slowing manufacturing, graduates and factory workers alike will be struggling to find jobs, possibly more than ever in the last decade. Expect angry people making business owners nervous…

Have a Fabulous Christmas!

Have a Fabulous Christmas!

instagram addiction continues

instagram addiction continues

Super-sonic-Thread-boom!

Super-sonic-Thread-boom!

New logo for health

New logo for health

After some fascinating conversations with Ms Amy Lauren Smith we had a glass of wine and created a new logo for her up coming world tour. Then a quick website. http://thehealthteacher.com Don’t forget to follow her twitter.    

Frosty Christmas O’12!

Frosty Christmas O’12!

Screen print book cover

Screen print book cover

Spent the day in a screen printing workshop today. (always nice) Producing some artwork for upcoming book by the talented Mr Watkins.

Shanghai at night and sunrise.

Shanghai at night and sunrise.

Taken from the top of the crack towers on Wulumuqi Lu, This shot is made up of eight 14MP photos taken at 10 pm and 5am. Click the image for a really huge 10,000 pixel version.

2 sides of my personality

2 sides of my personality

As an Ex Gemini I’ve always wondered if the concept of split personalities is something we’re born with or if we just make up to suit our mood swings. (my mood swings) Playing around with my phone today I realised that my less than symmetrical mug appears to have quite literally two different personalities. An […]

Thread gets a new website!

Thread gets a new website!

To be honest i’m pretty excited about this. Mostly because it’s taken me about 9 months to make.   Thanks to the guys at creative hunt shanghai for their support in listing us for free!

The Bali Story (in full)

The Bali Story (in full)

I went Bali to escape from Chinese new year in Shanghai. One week lounging by a pool with a friend and 8 days as a backpacker. Week one went roughly as expected, the second week did not. Just your normal travel adventure, but might be interesting if you know me!

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