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Su Piatt Wins the Quark HOW Flash Design Competition

DENVER - 7/9/2010 - Quark announced today that Su Piatt of Caution Wet Cement (www.cautionwetcement.com) is the winner of the Quark HOW 2010 Flash Design competition. With a design that clearly demonstrated creativity, composition, and QuarkXPress 8 Flash skill, members of www.ilovedesign.com voted Su’s logo design animation as their favorite of the design projects submitted to the competition. Her winning design can be viewed here: http://www.thepiattgroup.com.

As the winner of the Quark HOW Flash Design Competition, Su will be awarded a prize package valued at over $1100, including:

-- Membership to the HOW Design Insider Program: This package includes a one-year U.S. subscription to HOW Magazine, a one-year subscription to Print Magazine, one year online access to more than 20,000 award winning graphic designs from the Regional Design Annual, access to HOW Magazine’s popular designcast – From Print to Web, discounts on HOW design conferences, and more.

-- The PANTONE PLUS SERIES: A modern evolution of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, the PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides designers with a chromatic arrangement of colors for more intuitive selection, an expanded palette of spot colors, the addition of new premium metallics and a broader range of neons – 566 new colors in all.

-- A Pantone ColorMunki™ Design: Pantone’s all-in-one spectrophotometer easily captures colors and calibrates monitors, printers and projectors.

-- A VisTablet Original 12" Silver Graphics Tablet: Setting new standards for graphic tablets, VisTablets feature large surface area to ease design and are extremely thin for portability.

Regarding her win, Su said, “Thank you to all who chose my design and animation. I am so thrilled! I have used Quark almost since its inception and the new Flash animation scripting is awesome; I can't wait to do more.” Su can be contacted at contactus@cautionwetcement.com.

“We congratulate Su on her winning Flash entry, as well as for utilizing her QuarkXPress skills to further her ability to help her clients. She demonstrated that with QuarkXPress 8, users can take their powerful layout and design skills to the Web by creating Flash in a tool they are already familiar with,” said Sophia Farina, Director of Marketing for Quark.

About Quark
Quark Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, our flagship product - QuarkXPress® - changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionizing publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

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Contact: Sarah Rector, Quark Inc., 303-894-3753, srector@quark.com