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Office Scripts

UX Film, Art Direction


Creative Direction –
Nando Costa
Art Direction, Design,
& Animation – Alexis Copeland, Rudy Vessup & Ryan Gagnier

Music & Sound – Zelig


Office Scripts is a scripting capability on Excel Online that allows the recording, editing, and sharing of simple, yet powerful scripts using a modern programming language. As these scripts run in the cloud, they can be scheduled to run autonomously and asynchronously across spreadsheets and can be associated with more elaborate automation workflows via Power Automate. For the release of this feature, we created a UX Film celebrating its beauty and power.


In the film, we wanted to capture a duality between complexity and simplicity that customers often experience in gathering large volumes of data, while needing to express the results in simple ways to others. We also wanted to register the ease of use of this experience in creating these scripts, as well as sharing and automating them in an authentically Excel branded world. So we created several aesthetics within the film to capture the many creative intentions, seen below:


Another design goal of the film was to capture the essence of Microsoft Excel brand within every detail of the set design— from its modular grid, rectilinear shapes, to its rich green color palette 💚 All of these details help to re–emphasize the core message of the story and leave room for interpretation and curiosity.


In the design of these spaces, both an evergreen and minty green room aesthetic emerged, representing both enterprise and personal customer account types. Eventually these two scenes were married together with an architectural Excel inspired staircase, allowing for a playful transition from deep to light tones within the environment.