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.

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!

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Great to be able to make silly ideas come to life! Merry Christmas…  

Office Party

Office Party

So not really a mydot party, so i should be blogging about this over at Thread..

Any Rubber Stamp Will Do.

So i’ve started blogging for The Drum A UK design publication. from time to time i’ll duplicated my posts here.

Exploring Quirky Buildings

Exploring Quirky Buildings

This is one of the most quirky buildings i’ve ever had the pleasure to explore.

After the Renovation

After the Renovation

If you haven’t already seen the pictures or the little video of this place when i found it, take a quick look at the previous post, Shanghai Home Improvements. If you need a number of a great contractor, let me know.

Shanghai Home Improvements

Shanghai Home Improvements

So the shanghai property market has doubled in the last 3 years (kicking self). property prices are now similar to London, but rental is hasn’t caught up, and renovations are cheap. So i’ve rented a 1980’s workers building and i’m having some fun with it. Well at least thats the plan…

One Night Design Salon

One Night Design Salon

So I’ve have the honour of  speaking at the One Night Design Salon happening this Friday at Node, a club and art gallery in Red Town I’ll be joining a few people i know and a few people i don’t. In particular, Sam Jacobs from the achingly cool Jellymon and Ben Walters from Ospop. Come […]

JZ Jazz festival photos

JZ Jazz festival photos

So i bought myself a new camera, the Canon 60D and i’m just loving the 50mm prime lens. Great stuff at low light. lazy Sunday afternoon pics below.

Life within the design industry in China, A Questionnaire.

Life within the design industry in China, A Questionnaire.

“My name is Jonathan Mckee, I’m a student from the University of Ulster in Ireland and recently studied at East China Normal University in Shanghai. I’m preparing to write my final year essay on the graphic design industry in China”
I found his questions interesting and well written, I thought the conversation may also be interesting for others!

Light of the cheese grater

Light of the cheese grater

Designed in google sketch up! Paint wires and graters from Ikea Drilled by my local metal worker 1 garden table ruined Wires into holes Wires into holes Wires into holes Wires into holes The least fun part. TaDaaa

“Harass” by the Australian prime minister

“Harass” by the Australian prime minister

Saw this the other day. Made me laugh. Always fun to go into Lawsons.

Hipstamatic photos on the iphone 3GS

Hipstamatic photos on the iphone 3GS

Lomo for me was always something to take out on a day if travelling, or going somewhere interesting. take a roll of film and see what you get. I found i only got good shots with a high quality slide film cross processed by a company that was familiar with developing for people who owned […]

Harbin Ice festival at minus 35 C

Harbin Ice festival at minus 35 C

Love Your Home For Less

Love Your Home For Less

Lovely lovely people.  loveyourhome4less.com

Cornwall panoramic

Cornwall panoramic

Not too many photos this year. but put this one together. look for mystery boobs in the cliff face. Click for the BIG version

CIPEA Hotel and Resort

CIPEA Hotel and Resort

CIPEA is a art, architecture, exhibition and hotel complex built in 22 separate chalets, each one designed by it’s own international renouned architect. I was asked to name and brand it. Step 1. Measure the data of all the buildings Step 2. Arrange the data