Quark and The Art Institutes Annual Design Competition Honors Students’ Tribute to Typography

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Graphic Design Student Wins National Quark Contest.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, February 27, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Quark Inc. and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale announces that graphic design student at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Lina Herrera, of Coconut Creek, was the grand prize winner of a poster design contest to create an original design in QuarkXPress® that addresses typography in an informative, historical or humorous way. She won full entry to the upcoming Graphics of the Americas conference in Miami, along with software, and international notoriety from Quark.

Herrera’s compelling poster demonstrated the capabilities of QuarkXPress while staying within the parameters of the competition. “Out of a field of impressive entries, the judges selected Herrera’s as the winning poster. Her design stands out visually and her skill in QuarkXPress is apparent,” said Chris Edwards, business development specialist in education for Quark.

“The contest was a great way to show off my design skills while making a statement about type,” said Herrera. “I work with QuarkXPress almost daily and think its type management is like no other. It gives me the freedom to create whatever I’d like in my projects. It’s exciting to have won the contest and I’m looking forward to attending Graphics of the Americas with my instructor Debbie Rose Myers.”

“Quark is committed to working with The Art Institutes to promote the success of student designers,” continued Edwards. “We had more quality entries from students from all The Art Institutes in North America this year than ever before and that’s a testament to students and instructors acknowledging the value of learning and using QuarkXPress.”

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Arlene Wites