The Workshop: A Design Lab

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 4:01 PM By Stephen J Christophers


Work by Ben Hodson




Title: Chinese Scooter in HDR
Description: 50cc Chinese Scooter: A $150, 50cc Chinese Scooter I purchased while living in Guangdong. I "Pimped it": Including, 100cc head and barrel, extractors, turbo and NOS - using my 'Engineering Degree' to transform crap "Made In China", into quality made by Dr.SJC Racing.
Medium: Hammer and fuckin' Screwdriver
Location: China, Guangdong
Concept to Completion: 6 Months
Costing: $350 give or take.



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: ESL & The Very Best of Chinese Education
Description: An advertisement for a Chinese education centre: Using my prior five years experience living and working in Asia and the PRC - both as a doctor of psychology, an economics theorist, and teacher of marketing & design. It's only appropriate that I help shine a light on the complexities of Chinese education, their system and its thirst for white foreign (preferably female, who will work for nothing and do as they are told) English Teachers - with a, "Recent Photo, an American, British, Canadian or Australian accent."
Medium: Photoshop
Location: China: Chongqing, Guangdong, Shanghai, Beijing...
Concept to Completion: 30min.
Costing: Priceless.



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: Centrelink Australia in HDR
Description: Centrelink: Australia's Income & Welfare Support Office: set to expand in 2012
Medium: Digital Photographic Processing in HDR
Location: Australia
Concept to Completion: 3 hours
Costing: Undertaken while collecting Job Search Allowance


Work by Ben Hodson



Title: Urbex Thailand in HDR
Description: HDR & Urban Exploration with and without models.
Formally, working in cooperation with local Lady Boys
Medium: Digital Photographic
Location: Thailand
Concept to Completion: 3 Months



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: Information Architecture (govwebV2.4): an online expat community in China
Description: GUI & Information Architecture; a Project Management extravaganza. Formally, working in cooperation with local government on a Chinese 'pork-barrel' project.
Location: China
Concept to Completion: 6 Months with Deadline.



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: The Observer • HAL 9000
Description: Compilation series: macro photographic images using parts from an old digital camera. In this case, the subject is also the observer.
Medium: Digital Photographic
Location: Thailand



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: 'Reflections' Web Banners
Description: Compilation series - Vector Art using Adobe Illustrator; a collection of web-banners using both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Medium: Digital Design
Location: Australia/China/Thailand



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: Model Shoots and Events Photography
Description: Offering a range of photographic services including digital retouching for your personal photographs and digital post-production, to Event Management and logistics for on-location photography and/or filming.
Location: Sydney/Shanghai/London/New York/Hong Kong/Bangkok/Anywhere Really.
Concept to Completion: N/A
Costing: It could get expensive...



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: The Coffee Shop: "Freshly Ground Coffee"
Description: Compilation series: Vector Art using Adobe Illustrator; a 'Melamine free' freshly ground coffee line for a well known Chinese coffee brand.
Medium: Digital Design
Location: China
Concept to Completion: 8 Hours
Costing: $500 - 1,500



Work by Ben Hodson



Title: audiocubes com - a competition I didn't win
Description: Vector Art using Adobe Illustrator; web-banner and logo.
Medium: Digital Design
Location: Australia
Concept to Completion: 12 Hours (Please Visit the Flickr Set to see more project details)
Costing: $1,500 - 2,500



Work by Ben Hodson


Title: Website GUI (Look & Feel), CSS and Button Design
Description: GUI Artwork using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; GUI web-banner and logo including CSS development for a three-column (PHP) template.
Medium: Digital Website Design
Location: China
Concept to Completion: 30 - 50 Hours (2 Month Project)
Costing: $5,500+



Work by Ben Hodson


Title: Because I Can: A Colt .45
Description: A Gun: something that I made when I hand nothing better to do.
Medium: Digital Design (FLASH)
Location: Australia
Concept to Completion: 20 - 25 Hours
Costing: Take a wild guess...






"On a long enough timeline. The survival rate for everyone drops to zero." -- Fight Club.

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