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.