Quark, in association with The Art Institutes, recently announced the winners of its annual graphic design competition. This year, contest participants were asked to create an original design in QuarkXPress that uses typography in an informative, historical or humorous way. Both the student and their instructor won a trip to Miami Beach for the Graphics of the Americas conference.
This year’s grand prize winner, Lina Herrera, is a graphic design student at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. “I work with QuarkXPress almost daily and think its type management is like no other,” said Herrera. Her instructor is Debbie Rose Myers.
As I’ve mentioned in some of my previous posts, Quark has made a notable effort to support the education of our future graphic designers. For example, a 10-pack of everything Quark makes for just $1,190, a free Curriculum Kit (which includes a copy of QuarkXPress 7 and Quark Interactive Designer), and an educational price of $199 for QuarkXPress 7 with Quark Interactive Designer, which can be legally used after graduation as well.
In addition to the grand prize, Quark awarded second and third place prizes and named honorable mentions. Second and third place prize winners were awarded Quark Deluxe Edition for Education, which includes QuarkXPress 7, Quark Interactive Designer, Quark Print Collection and Quark XPert Tools Pro.
The honorees are:
- Second Prize: Randy Pascale of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago Instructor: Chuck Gniech
- Third Prize: Douglas Gamble of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago Instructor: Chuck Gniech
- Honorable Mention: Kathleen Dell Street of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago Instructor: Chuck Gniech
- Honorable Mention: Kevin Heineman of The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg Instructor: Chris Sisson
To view and learn more about the students’ artwork, have a look at Quark and The Art Institutes
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.