Michael O. Garvey | May 31, 2015
Robert Sedlack, professor of visual communication design, died Saturday (May 30) in his sleep at his home in South Bend. He was 47.
“Robert Sedlack was a visionary leader in the graphic design program at Notre Dame,” said Richard Gray, chair of the Department of Art, Art History and Design. “His approach to design solutions for underserved populations was an exceptional example of turning scholarship into service, of using design to make a difference in the lives of others. Our university has lost an incredible colleague, teacher, mentor, and friend.”
A native of Greencastle, Ind., and a 1989 Notre Dame alumnus, Sedlack earned a master of fine arts degree from Indiana University in 1993, and worked in design firms in Chicago before joining the Notre Dame faculty in 1998.