Following our report earlier today on Apple’s market share numbers in the creative industry, Vincent Naselli, a director at research firm TrendWatch, provided MacMinute with a further break down of the numbers. According to the firm, 71 percent of professional graphic designers use Mac OS 9 as their principal Mac operating system, while 17 percent have OS X. For corporate designers, 60 percent use OS 9 and 13 percent use OS X. For professional ad agencies, 72 percent have OS 9 and 20 percent run OS X. The figures provided were the latest data available through June 2003. Since then, Quark has released an OS X version of QuarkXPress, which should have increased the operating system’s usage in these industries.