Grant Hinkson

Grant Hinkson is an Experience Developer within Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) Design Group. In his first year at Microsoft, he delivered the app and games marketplace and hardware/software integration experiences in the Zune client for Windows Phone 7. Grant is a member of the Experience Development team, a group of design-focused UI developers with a shared goal of empowering design through rapid prototyping, technical insight, and pixel-perfect implementation. Within IEB Design, he has led the development of a number of productivity enhancing tools, utilities and workflows to streamline both production and prototyping pipelines. Prior to joining Microsoft, Grant was recognized as a Microsoft Expression MVP, was a contributing author on the Wrox Silverlight 1.0, Silverlight 2 Programmer’s Reference and Professional Silverlight 4 books, and was lead author of the Friends of Ed book Foundation Fireworks CS4. Grant has authored a number of utilities for the designer/developer community, notably the Fireworks to XAML Exporter.