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Faculty Directory » Donald Tarallo

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2018
Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:30- 2:00 PM

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 314
Phone: 978-665-4473

Courses Taught:

Typeface Design (COMM 2200)
Computer Graphic Design (COMM 3890)
Introduction to Graphic Design (COMM 3810)
Web Design (COMM 3305)
Web Design Seminar (COMM 3306)
Typography (COMM 3880)


Advanced Design Studies, Basel School of Design​
MFA, Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design
BA, Studio Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design, Clark University

Research Interests:

Italian typography and design
Typeface design
Screen-based typography
Design activism
Visual poetics

Current Projects:

Typeface design; Binario and FormPattern available on and
Graphic designer for Community MusicWorks, Providence, Rhode Island


2015, SAPPI Ideas that Matter grant recipient and People’s Voice Winner
2015, Street Modulations, Gene J. DeFeudis Italian-American Cultural Center, Worcester
2012, Love Letters, Clark University, Worcester
2011, Roman Letterforms, Italian Consulate, Boston
2011, 5th United Designs Biannual Intl. Graphic Design Exhibition, Cyprus
2010, TypeCon (Society of Typographic Aficionados) conference, Los Angeles

Representative Publications:

Instigating Imagination: Teaching Interface and Typography as Metaphor
Association for Computing Machinery, New York

Generative Typography
Milan Polytechnic University, Italy

Designing Social Change: Inquiry-Based Teaching in Graphic Design
The Future of Education, Padova, Italy

The Poetic Dimension: Reading Words & Reading Images.
Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Champaign, Illinois

The Unfolding Process: Reading Images & Reading Words.
Visual Communication Quarterly: Typography, Mahwah, New Jersey

Professional Affiliations:

United Designs Alliance, Seoul, Korea
ARTES: Art as a Vehicle for Education and Social Inclusion