Although we tend to stick to hardware development and design process news here on SolidSmack, we’ve been known to stretch our creative muscles a bit into other creative categories – because, why not?

As suckers for documentations of any given creative process, we couldn’t help but ogle over the lastest Designed on Surface series release from Microsoft late last week featuring POW! WOW! founder Jasper Wong. Wong, an artist, illustrator, designer and curator, co-founded POW! WOW! with the goal of bringing together world-class mural artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach.

For the series, Microsoft went behind the scenes of Wong’s creative process behind developing a new mural in Long Beach, California – one of 17 in a series around the world from different artists in the POW! WOW! collective. Unsurprisingly, the ability to run a desktop graphics program like Photoshop on the Surface Pro 4 proved to be critical for developing the final product:

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.