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DIY Windows Phone ad creator Brandon Foy gets hired by Microsoft as UX designer

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DIY Windows Phone ad creator Brandon Foy gets hired by Microsoft as UX designer
Four months ago, an awesome ad was making the rounds on YouTube, which promoted the virtues of Microsoft's WP7 mobile OS.

"Awesome" not because it was something unseen, but because it was actually made by Brandon Foy - a mere fan, who got a bit creative with his software, and concocted a very professional-looking ad for the fledging mobile OS.

Due to popular demand, Microsoft dragged him to its MIX 2011 conference, where he introduced his second clip, which we are embedding below. The software giant then announced that if his clip reaches 200 000 views, they will hire him for the Windows team.

Well, fast forward a few months, and it seems that Redmond is making good on this promise by employing Brandon, despite that his creative WP7 ad didn't hit the threshold.

DIY Windows Phone ad creator Brandon Foy gets hired by Microsoft as UX designer

He tweeted recently that he has been hired Microsoft as a Windows user experience designer - quite the modern version of a Cinderella story, plus now these Windows 8 Live Tiles might get some Electronica feel to them, as in Brandon's video below.

via WPCentral


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posted on 02 Aug 2011, 06:54 5

1. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


he deserved it! :)

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 15:02 2

2. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 592; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


This is awesome news... He had great vids.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 18:05 1

3. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Totally agree. That first video was just fun...

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