I was blessed to get a job at Microsoft as an interactive designer and “Artist in Residence”. The Expression Team was responsible for the Design and Development of new tooling to foster designer + developer collaboration within it’s ecosystem.
While I was at Expression, I more or less spent my time familiarizing myself with the tools and building things with it. I did some illustrations and visual design comps using Expression Design. I also would try to build stuff in Expression Blend.
I helped feature owners uncover UX issues within the products while filing bugs and just having fun with the tools.