I am super excited to be a part of Microsoft's Expression Studio. We just made a public announcement recently. I am sure you have already heard the buzz around the tools. In case you have not, here is quick recap -

The studio consists of 4 tools:

  1. Expression Blend  : Expression Blend is the professional design tool to create engaging, Web-connected, user experiences for Windows.
  2. Expression Design: Expression Design is a professional illustration and graphic design tool that lets you build compelling elements for both Web and desktop application user interfaces.
  3. Expression Web: Expression Web is a professional design tool to create modern, standards-based sites which deliver superior quality on the Web.
  4. Expression Media:Expression Media is a professional asset management tool to visually catalog and organize all your digital assets for effortless retrieval and presentation.

Blend is in Beta, Design is in a CTP (Community Technology Preview), Web and Media also have free trials available.

I work for Expression Blend exclusively and I am excited to see the amazing transformation that the tool has gone through since its previous CTPs, all thanks to  the valuable feedback from our customers especially designers. The UI is very sleek and designer friendly. For a more detailed list of the improvements see Unni's post.

I will be posting a bunch of samples that I have been working on in the past couple of months. So, keep posted.