Wei Yew practised graphic design in Singapore for many years before emigrating to Canada in 1976 and opening his own firm, Studio 3 Graphics, in 1979. Among the many design projects which Wei has to his credit are the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, the TriBach Festival, and numerous logos such as Epcor, The Arts District, Syncrude Canada, The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Valley Zoo, Edmonton Public Library and the 2001 ITU World Triathlon. He was also responsible for the stunning multimedia presentation to the IAAF selection committee in Monaco, an achievement that helped bring the 2001 World Championships in Athletics to his hometown, Edmonton.
Wei has had extensive experience in the field of Olympic design. He was commissioned by IOC President Samaranch to produce a centennial publication entitled The Olympic Image, which he spent over five years researching. He created logos for the Olympic Truce and for the Environmental Olympics. He designed the entire Olympic Arts Festival held in Calgary during the 1988 Winter Games. In 2002, at the invitation of the IOC, Wei addressed the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. As an authority on Olympic design history, he was asked to share his knowledge with BOCOG and some 600 delegates at the International Design Conference. In June 2004, he will also address a design conference hosted by VANOC, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Games.
His works have won international design awards and have been published in various print media such as the prestigious magazine Communication Arts. Special citations include the 1994 Mayor's Award for Business & the Arts, The City of Edmonton's Salute to Excellence, and the City of New York's declaration of June 7, 1996 as The Olympic Image Day, in his honour.
In 1990 Wei started his own publishing company, Quon Editions, which has produced best-selling design books such as Storks and Bonds, Noah's Art and Gotcha! The Art of the Billboard.
Wei has served on the teaching staff at Grant MacEwan College and the eMedia Design School in Edmonton. He has conducted lectures and workshops throughout Western Canada, as well as in the Orient. He has adjudicated numerous design competitions, including the first-ever graphic design show in China.