In 2016, Microsoft invited Ellen Van Dusen to participate in the Surface Experiments project, a series of collaborations with various creatives exploring a project of their own choosing using the Microsoft Surface. The result is a three-part project designed and built on the Surface Pro 4 by siblings Ellen and Henry Van Dusen. ABC RYB is a book of ten color-separated patterns in vinyl and a series of multi-layer compositions in acrylic, as well as a website that explores these patterns in a digital context. Each of the components is a study in transparency, layers, and the additive and subtractive values of color. Read more about the project here.