I received something special today in the mail, a copy of the Expression Studio Commemorative Edition given out at last month’s Microsoft MIX 2007 conference in Las Vegas. Not only is it one of the first retail copies of Expression Studio on the market, but it has the priceless value of featuring one in a thousand or so limited edition designs. The standard edition retails for $599, so I can’t help imagine this is worth well over $600. The essence of this truly unique gift can be described as the “thank you” card writes.
Design is everywhere, from the car you buy to the place you shop. Great design is a differentiator that will continue to drive innovation, taking us to places we’ve never seen before. Simply put user experience matters. With Expression Studio, we set out to build tools that spark your creative passion and help you create better experiences. To reflect our belief that design is essential, we hope you enjoy this Commemorative Edition of Expression Studio, complete with the first version of Expression Studio and the one-of-a-kind artwork.
Special thanks to the nice people at Waggener Edstrom for providing this product sample. I’m currently considering giving it away because I’m sure someone out there deserves this much more than I do. But don’t hold your breathe, this is a pretty special item.