Design professor co-authors graphics guide book for managers

Author: Shannon Chapla


Robert Sedlack, assistant professor of design at the University of Notre Dame, is the lead author of a new book titledGraphics and Visual Communication for Managers.

Published last month by Thomson South-Western as part of the Managerial Communication Series, the book offers practical and useful advice on how to work with graphics and visuals in reports, briefings and proposals.It also provides direct instruction on how to integrate graphic aids into spoken presentations and public speeches.

The book is edited by James S. ORourke, concurrent professor of management and director of Notre DamesFanningCenterfor Business Communication.Co-authors include Barbara Shwom ofNorthwesternUniversityand her business partner, Karl Keller, both with Communication Partners, Inc.

Sedlack recently received American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA magazine for his work on the Snite Museum of ArtsSelected Workscatalog andThe Book of Portraiture,a creative collaboration with author Steve Tomasula, associate professor of English at Notre Dame.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.

* Contact: * _Robert Sedlack, 574-631-4276,

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