Sedlack wins awards from Graphic Design USA magazine

Author: Shannon Chapla


Robert Sedlack, assistant professor of design at the University of Notre Dame, recently received American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA magazine for two University related projects.

Sedlack designed the Snite Museum of ArtsSelected Workscatalogue, which highlights 250 of the museums best works.It was honored by the magazine and also received an honorable mention in the University and College Designers Associations annual competition.

Sedlack also was honored forThe Book of Portraiture,a creative collaboration with author Steve Tomasula, associate professor of English at Notre Dame.Best described as atypographic novel,the book explores how people have chosen to represent themselves and others throughout the course of history.Each chapter describes a different scenario from a different era and is designed to reference that time.

In addition to winning American Graphic Design Awards, both books were included in Graphic DesignUSAs December 2006 Awards Annual.In the magazines current issue, Sedlack was included amongPeople to Watch,which recognizesa handful of people shaping the design profession, producing notable work, making news, influencing others and leading the community.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1998, Sedlack earned his bachelors degree from Notre Dame and his master of fine arts degree fromIndianaUniversity.His primary area of research interest is design for social betterment, and he has designed various print and multimedia projects, both locally and nationally.

Graphic DesignUSAis a monthly business-to-business magazine for professional graphic designers and related creative and production professionals.

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