I started out designing and developing flash websites in London, worked my way up through a media agency until escaping in 2003. Freelancing paid for my travels until curiosity eventually lead me to China. In 2006 I co-founded Thread Design, now one of the best known independent foreign agencies in Shanghai. www.threaddesign.com.cn. I get asked a lot what’s it’s like to create and run a design firm in China, the answer changes every week.