GRAPH EXPO 2008 Announces Winner of Designer's Dream Office
RESTON, VA—November 13, 2008—Shelly Manley, a copy editor at a New Jersey design firm, was named the lucky winner of the Designer's Dream Office Giveaway at GRAPH EXPO® 2008. GRAPH EXPO, the largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Western Hemisphere this year, took place in Chicago this past October 26 - 29. It featured more than 600 exhibitors displaying the latest in graphic communications technologies over 450,000 sq. ft. of space across the expansive show floor. Creative professionals are finding GRAPH EXPO to be a treasure of benefits that they cannot find at any other show.
The Designer's Dream Office Giveaway took place for the first time at this year's GRAPH EXPO and offered a complete package of top-of-the-line hardware and software to one winner. Manley's name was randomly chosen from more than 700 entries. Her prize includes:
o A 3.2 GHz Mac Pro, running Mac OS X and preloaded with a number of Apple applications; a Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth two-button mouse; a 30-inch flat-screen monitor; and Airport Extreme portable wireless Internet, all from Apple
o Mini speakers from Bose
o A laser color printer with 11 x 17-inch output, plus a flatbed scanner, from HP
o A 12 x 19-inch tablet from Wacom
o A complete design software package, including Creative Suite 4 from Adobe; Quark 8 from Quark; software that transfers files from InDesign to Quark and vice versa, from Markzware; and a 16-product, 24-disc set of the best in design elements and assets for Adobe Photoshop, from Graphic Authority
o A $1,000 gift certificate for office furniture from Herman Miller
o Several books for creatives from PIA/GATF
o A two-year membership to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
o Two all-access seminar passes to the global PRINT® 09 show, from the Graphic Arts Show Company. The entire package is estimated to be worth close to $20,000.