Sedlack wins awards from Graphic Design USA magazine

Author: Arts and Letters


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 Art’s “Selected Works” catalogue, which highlights 250 of the museum’s best works.It was honored by the magazine and also received an honorable mention in the University and College Designers Association’s annual competition.

Sedlack also was honored for “The Book of Portraiture,” a creative collaboration with author Steve Tomasula, associate professor of English at Notre Dame.Best described as a “typographic 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 Design USA’s December 2006 Awards Annual.In the magazine’s current issue, Sedlack was included among “People to Watch,” which recognizes “a 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 bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame and his master of fine arts degree from Indiana University. 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 Design USA is a monthly business-to-business magazine for professional graphic designers and related creative and production professionals.

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on January 29, 2007.