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Quark Launches ilovedesign.com a Community-based Web Site for Designers

Designers from all over the world can be inspired by their design icons, showcase their work and rate their peers by simply visiting www.ilovedesign.com

DENVER - 2/27/2008 -

Quark Inc. announced today that it has launched a community-based Web site for designers called ilovedesign.com. The Web site is developed around an interactive and accessible community concept that was inspired by a love for design. It features the work of leading industry designers David Carson, Peter Saville, Chip Kidd, and many more and gives users the opportunity to showcase their own work and become part of a design community.

On visiting the ilovedesign.com Web site, users are encouraged to join this community by creating their own profiles and uploading samples of their own design work. Users can also search, view, and rate designs uploaded by other members and even contact them in a secure way. The content of the site will be largely user generated and the aim is to create a platform where designers can showcase their work, be inspired by the work of others, and discuss their love of design.

Video testimonials from influential designers including Carson, Saville, and Kidd provide inspiration for users, as they can watch and listen to their heroes tell their own stories, debate the relevance of design in today’s world, and contemplate its future. Designers can also learn how leading global brands, such as the Salvation Army, Metro International, Design Week, and many others, are using QuarkXPress® 7 and view samples of some of their work.

"This is a very cool platform for all designers to have their work seen, as well as to discuss, debate and even rate others work!" said David Carson. "I’m looking forward to seeing what goes up from around the world, as I’m sure there’ll be some really interesting, fresh stuff."

The Web site is part of an overall campaign (designed and delivered with neoco.com) which comprises of a design of the week competition, seminars with leading designers, a Facebook application called 'What font are you?', e-mail marketing, and online and offline media, with all activity focusing on harnessing the creativity of today’s designers. The campaign runs from 14th Feb to the 15th June and builds on the love theme from Quark’s highly successful 'Fall in love with QuarkXPress 7' campaign.

"We believe we have created a site that will genuinely inspire and excite designers. There are so many social sites at the moment, but none that are specifically aimed at designers and enable them to showcase their work. We don’t see this as a Quark® Web site but as a Web site where designers can become part of a community and which gives them a forum to share ideas, chat, comment, critique, and generally discuss what inspires them most," said Gavin Drake, Quark Marketing Director.

About Neoco
Neoco is a digital advertising agency delivering campaigns across digital channels. It has an experienced team with a unique combination of technical and marketing expertise developing award-winning digital solutions for their clients. Its product offering comes from three core areas: Strategy, Creative, and Digital.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (euro.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional publishing. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.


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