Windows Phone ads land Brandon Foy a job at Microsoft

By Kip Kniskern | In News | Posted August 1, 2011 17 comments

Remember back in February, when Brandon Foy’s Windows Phone ad concept video went viral?  For a quick refresher, here’s the video:

We liked it a lot, and so did some folks at Windows Phone, who brought Brandon to Mix 2011 in Las Vegas, where he debuted a second video.  This time, Windows Phone promised that if the video captured 200,000 views, they would turn it into a national ad spot.

Well, the ad didn’t quite make it (it’s been seen over 108,000 times), but looks like Brandon still came out ok on the deal, as today he tweeted that it was his first day as a UX Designer at Microsoft!

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Glad to see that a talented young designer is getting his due, congrats Brandon, and congrats to Microsoft on a great hire!

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:46 pm
Category: News
Tags: Advertising, Windows Phone
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6G3ZZJCHOLYP3S5CRCIHQ7WDSE MVIM

    I’m happy for him and all, but “via Twitter for iPad”? :(

    • Candid Calum

      Hopefully that’ll turn into “via Twitter for Windows” when some decent Windows 8 tablets are out ;)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6G3ZZJCHOLYP3S5CRCIHQ7WDSE MVIM

    I’m happy for him and all, but “via Twitter for iPad”? :(

    • Candid Calum

      Hopefully that’ll turn into “via Twitter for Windows” when some decent Windows 8 tablets are out ;)

  • The Black Mamba

    It is to see people get rewarded for thiei talents and hard works. Gongrats B!!!

  • The Black Mamba

    It is to see people get rewarded for thiei talents and hard works. Gongrats B!!!

  • The Black Mamba

    It is to see people get rewarded for thiei talents and hard works. Gongrats B!!!

  • Candid Calum

    This is great news! He certainly has talent, and if someone has talent and ability, it doesn’t matter what qualifications they have (he may well have decent qualifications, we don’t know, but I’m just making a point :p).

  • Candid Calum

    This is great news! He certainly has talent, and if someone has talent and ability, it doesn’t matter what qualifications they have (he may well have decent qualifications, we don’t know, but I’m just making a point :p).

  • Candid Calum

    This is great news! He certainly has talent, and if someone has talent and ability, it doesn’t matter what qualifications they have (he may well have decent qualifications, we don’t know, but I’m just making a point :p).

  • brian johnson

    Im very happy for you Brandon you deserved it your ad is way better than those first set of “really” ads that that microsft produced now i can look forward to seeing some great ads, congrats once again you deserve it

  • brian johnson

    Im very happy for you Brandon you deserved it your ad is way better than those first set of “really” ads that that microsft produced now i can look forward to seeing some great ads, congrats once again you deserve it

  • brian johnson

    Im very happy for you Brandon you deserved it your ad is way better than those first set of “really” ads that that microsft produced now i can look forward to seeing some great ads, congrats once again you deserve it

  • Jj

    Seems to me he is more a visual designer then UX

  • Jj

    Seems to me he is more a visual designer then UX

  • Jj

    Seems to me he is more a visual designer then UX

  • Candid Calum

    Hopefully that’ll turn into “via Twitter for Windows” when some decent Windows 8 tablets are out ;)