Digital Media & Technology, Innovation & Adventure

In a word, I’m a storyteller – I help people figure out how to turn complex problems into simple, compelling solutions. And I try to get myself into some memorable escapades along the way.

Right now, I’m probably either:

Consulting on innovation & strategy at Loopers,

Sharing tools & processes for brighter business at Neoco,

Building a new product to make independent work more pleasant (coming soon),

Chairing a global group for AI ethics standards,

Or maybe making films, writing, travelling… more on my roles here.

Some Creations

Northern Ireland Science Park Promo Video

Promo & Documentary Videos

Made by Me Publicly-available examples of client promos and personal documentaries I wrote, shot, directed, edited and published. I've made several more that remain private. Diamonds North Channel Swim I [...]

One Million Years JCB by Ben Bland

Short Films & Entertainment

On occasion – not nearly as much as I'd like – I've had the chance to make videos purely to explore the creative ideas behind them. I started making movies with my brother and friends as soon [...]

Video Production by Ben Bland

Travel Films

I have been shooting moving images since I was a kid, when my dad first let me get my hands on his Back-to-the-Future-esque camcorder. As an adult I began recording my life in uncomfortably fine [...]

TechWatch Articles by Ben Bland

Writing & Editing

Business Writing Copywriting, PR content, journalism, web copy, brand messaging, marketing materials... I'm experienced at getting deep into my client's objectives and audiences, and adapting the style of writing to suit. Travel Blogging I have an insatiable [...]

Ben Bland Create Conference

Presenting, Events & Educating

Presenting, Events and Educating I get dragged out on occasion to speak with passion and energy about a pretty broad spectrum of topics relating to technology, innovation, the internet, creativity and everything in between. [...]


The Dirty Secret About Paradise: It’s Boring

June 13th, 2015|

I'm specifically talking about the postcard idea of "paradise" here, something like white, palm-fringed sand under empty blue skies, or a palatial suite at a five-star boutique hotel. Whatever it looks like to you, the trouble with "paradise", [...]