We are proud to announce that Web Design Mash has teamed up with We Are Social who are working alongside Microsoft and we are be able to offer you lucky people the chance to win a FULL licence of Microsoft Expression Studio 3 worth a staggering £448.21 ($620.85).

Microsoft Expression Studio opens up a new world of creative possibility. Its professional design tools give you the freedom to make your vision real—whether you’re designing for standards-based Web sites, rich desktop experiences, or Silverlight. Includes Expression Web, Expression Blend, Expression Design and Expression Encoder.

If you think and design visually, Expression Studio is a perfect tool to enable you to create compelling, impactful and expressive designs for the desktop and the web. The visually rich technologies in Silverlight and .NET offer amazing possibilities to bring your creative ideas to life using a range of design tools purpose built for the task.

What’s in the box:

  • SketchFlow prototypes are fast, easy and inexpensive to build, making it possible to create, explore and compare multiple ideas before moving forward with a solution. Learn more »

  • Expression Web makes creating compliant standards-based Web sites faster and easier. With a state-of-the-art design surface that generates clean CSS, you can make design decisions on the fly, knowing that you’re seeing a faithful representation of the final browser-rendered page. Learn more »

  • Expression Blend™ is the tool for interaction design on the Silverlight and .NET platforms and enables user experience concepts to be delivered with full fidelity, from the initial prototype to the completed project. Learn more »

  • Expression Design is a professional design tool for creating graphics content that can be used within the authoring applications in Expression Studio: Expression Blend and Expression Web. Learn more »

  • Expression Encoder 3 provides the power of industry leading encoding, in a simple approachable interface to make it easy to prepare video for use in a variety of ways, including Silverlight on the Web.

You can test drive a 60-day free trial of the full suite here

Alternatively you can just download the individual design tools you need here.

Also available for download is the Ultimate Guide to Expression 3

To get your hands on this essential piece of design software all you have to do is leave a comment below and state what you think is the best feature of Microsoft Expression Studio 3. It really is that simple! Good Luck.

The closing date is 31st March 2010 and the winner will be drawn and notified by email on 1st April 2010.

*Product description courtesy of Microsoft.com site


56 Responses

  1. Connie Luck
    Mar 20, 2010 - 03:07 AM

    RT @designblend My blog is holding a comp – Win a Copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 – Comment to Win! http://ow.ly/1oIkZ

  2. Amelie Blomquist
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:22 AM

    The best thing about Expressions is Sketchflow it’s a wicked piece of kit

  3. Donnie Moore
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:24 AM

    Expression Web is super web design software and I wold love a free copy

  4. macbook annie
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:26 AM

    MMMM I think all of it is brilliant and please pick me. I’m skint and this would be fab

  5. Steve N
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:31 AM

    Expression web is amazing for creating web sites

  6. dieter
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:33 AM

    I really want this and the best thing about Expression Studio is the Expressions Design and I’ve just downloaded the trial. It’s pretty damn good

  7. Starr De Alexandris
    Mar 20, 2010 - 10:00 AM

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  8. Hosted Life
    Mar 20, 2010 - 10:02 AM

    RT @designblend: My blog is holding a comp – Win a Copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 – Comment to Win! http://ow.ly/1oIlP

  9. Praveen
    Mar 20, 2010 - 10:14 AM

    RT @designblend: My blog is holding a comp – Win a Copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 – Comment to Win! http://ow.ly/1oIlP

  10. praveen vijayan
    Mar 20, 2010 - 10:31 AM

    I like Microsoft Expression Blend 3 & SketchFlow.

  11. Michelle Healy
    Mar 20, 2010 - 12:36 PM

    Expressions Studio rocks! Ooh pretty please choose me I would love this

  12. sarah d m
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:05 PM

    What a lovely prize. What I think is the best feature of Expressions is Expression Blend for design on Silverlight and .Net

  13. cezar Javez
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:07 PM

    I love Expressions Web and a nice new copy would be awesome.

  14. Sid
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:13 PM

    Woww .. i need to get this one .. fingers crossed .. 🙂 … ^_^ ..

  15. Daniel Henriquez
    Mar 20, 2010 - 02:27 PM

    I like Expression Web to work =D

  16. Izumi
    Mar 20, 2010 - 04:22 PM

    OMG I LOVE Expressions Studio 3 especially when it’s free (^_^)

  17. Thore Siefke
    Mar 20, 2010 - 05:06 PM

    SketchFlow is a very interesting application. Fantastic prize!

  18. hotrodgal
    Mar 20, 2010 - 05:32 PM

    I really like the Expression Web but would *love* the chance to really explore the whole thing!

  19. deakaz
    Mar 20, 2010 - 06:38 PM

    Such a great opportunity!

    I think the best feature of this package has to be Expression Web as it’s a great way to create amazing designs at ease.

    I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed.

  20. Marcus
    Mar 21, 2010 - 12:12 PM

    Expression Web is the best feature of the this suite for me.

  21. Skyler
    Mar 21, 2010 - 12:14 PM

    This is a super prize and well worth the money. Love it! Oh yeah the best feature of this software is Expression Design.

  22. Donna Blazey
    Mar 21, 2010 - 12:25 PM

    I have old school training in print design and need new school tools to explore and create dynamic web sites/online design. SketchFlow is a great first step for me to explore possibilities before using the rest of the suite for a clean blend of design and coding.

  23. Richie
    Mar 22, 2010 - 11:04 AM

    I don’t have the faintest idea on what Expression Studio is 😛 but i commend the way in which you presented this article. This is how a contest should be published. Looking forward for more such awesome prizes 🙂

    Great work…. keep it up 🙂

  24. Sérgio Rodrigues
    Mar 22, 2010 - 11:30 AM

    Okay, I’m here…good luck for everbody..

  25. Alfredo Arriaza
    Mar 22, 2010 - 03:52 PM

    oh my god

    The best of Expression Studio is teh interactivity without writing code for example

    thanks for the opporunnity guys

  26. Benjamin Rama
    Mar 22, 2010 - 04:06 PM

    Hey – I would say the Silverlight 3 effects – overall I think silverlight is amazing and we’l see alot more of it in the future tx

  27. Nikki
    Mar 23, 2010 - 03:41 PM

    SketchFlow looks really promising! It might be helpful in doing up some quick wireframes. 🙂

  28. Andrew
    Mar 23, 2010 - 07:53 PM

    This is a great suite would love to experiment with Silverlight

  29. Candida
    Mar 23, 2010 - 07:55 PM

    Never really used MS web or design software would love to try out this great prize.

  30. Marc
    Mar 24, 2010 - 09:19 AM

    Why not? 🙂 Thx for chance!

  31. Ben Griffiths
    Mar 24, 2010 - 11:01 PM

    Always one to give it a go. Would love to give Expression Web a go

  32. Adam Majchrzak
    Mar 25, 2010 - 04:50 PM

    RT @designblend: Leave a comment on my blog and you could win a copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 worth over $600 (£400) http://ow.ly/1p7tO

  33. adone
    Mar 25, 2010 - 04:54 PM

    Wow! Great giveaway. Expression Design for graphics.

  34. Ranish Chirayil
    Mar 25, 2010 - 04:59 PM

    not sure – trying my luck

  35. Dzango
    Mar 25, 2010 - 06:20 PM

    Here I am, to win.
    I must say drag and drop animations & pictures, sharing codes and designs, importing psd files are stunningly amazing with this.

    thanks for great software.

  36. Melody Nieves
    Mar 26, 2010 - 12:18 PM

    RT @designblend: Leave a comment on my blog and you could win a copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 worth over $600 http://ow.ly/1p7u5

  37. Deepu Balan
    Mar 26, 2010 - 12:43 PM

    RT @sexidesign: RT @designblend: Leave a comment on my blog and you could win a copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 worth over $600 http://ow.ly/1p7u5

  38. Jacques van Heerden
    Mar 26, 2010 - 12:17 PM

    Sheesh Starr,

    This is quite a giveaway.
    I’m definitely in.

    Good luck everyone.

  39. Melody
    Mar 26, 2010 - 12:18 PM

    Awesome giveaway. Sketchflow seems essential for knocking out the overflow of design ideas I need to put to use!

  40. Polly
    Mar 28, 2010 - 03:16 PM

    I could pretty much do anything with this software. It’s such a great prize that I deffo can;t afford to not enter.

  41. Starr De Alexandris
    Mar 28, 2010 - 05:15 PM

    Leave a comment on my blog and you could win a copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 worth over $600 (£400) http://ow.ly/1p7ut

  42. Francisco Prado
    Mar 28, 2010 - 05:23 PM

    RT @designblend: Leave a comment on my blog and you could win a copy of #Microsoft Expression Studio 3 worth over $600 (£400) http://ow.ly/1p7ut

  43. Anne
    Mar 29, 2010 - 01:46 PM

    Both Sketchflow and Expression Web seem great.. downloading the trial right now, would love to get my hands on a license. What a great giveaway!

  44. Marc
    Mar 31, 2010 - 01:18 PM

    Ok… Let’s try! *spinning the wheel of fortune*

  45. Mirka
    Mar 31, 2010 - 02:02 PM

    It looks interesting thing is the question …………. ok

  46. Carolyn
    Mar 31, 2010 - 03:52 PM

    The best feature in Expression Studio 3 is the Sketch Flow… gotta have that!!!

  47. George
    Mar 31, 2010 - 05:43 PM

    I have never done a website before so playing with Expression Web 3 after having a bit of a go with Publisher was an eye opener! Got my head around CSS to start with (the free templates were a good start here) then the wierd behaviour of HTML divs and what have you. Next up the power of java and wheee! a working website at http://www.nhsjusticegroup.co.uk/ with (important I feel) all the sources I got my freebie info from on a ‘site’ page. Otherwise I would have been at it for ages and ages if left to figure everything out myself… Thanks Expression team, pole position on the tools you have shipped as far as I am concerned! Pleezze sniff! I need this software. Horrible isn’t it dear reader? Grown man (well quite small really) snivelling in public 🙂 !

  48. Daniella
    Mar 31, 2010 - 08:39 PM

    Expression Suite is a top prize and it would go along way to replace my out of date software.

  49. Andy Moor
    Mar 31, 2010 - 09:45 PM

    Top feature in this package is Sketch Flow. What a fine competitions. Here’s wishing!

  50. Starr De Alexandris
    Mar 31, 2010 - 09:49 PM

    Myself and WDM would like to thank all who participated in this competition. It is now closed. Best of luck everyone. The winners will be announced shortly.


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