Donald Tarallo

Communications Media School of Arts and Sciences
Donald Tarallo, MFA, Graphic Design, Communications Media
978.665.4473 Office: Conlon Hall 314
Office Hours
FALL 2024



Courses Taught

Color Dynamics (COMM 2012)
Typeface Design (COMM 2200)
Web Design (COMM 3305)
Web Design Basics (COMM 3306)
Introduction to Graphic Design (COMM 3810)
Intermediate Graphic Design (COMM 3820)
Typography (COMM 3880)
Computer Graphic Design (COMM 3890)
Image and Design (COMM 3900)
Advanced Graphic Design (COMM 3950)


Advanced Design Studies, Basel School of Design​, Switzerland
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design (Graphic Design)
B.A., Clark University (Studio Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design)

Areas of interest and practice:

  • Typeface design
  • Typography (Italian and general)
  • Design activism
  • Visual poetics
  • Universal web design & design for accessibility

Professional affiliations:

  • Editor, Design Behaviors_Biannual Int'l Design Research Journal, Seoul, Korea
  • Executive Director, United Design Alliance, Seoul, South Korea
  • Typeface Designer and Graphic Designer at Tarallo Design

Conference presentations:

  • Typographics, New York, New York
  • Arts in Society, Lisbon, Portugal
  • New Hampshire Lake Region Italian Club
  • Advanced Visual Interfaces, Bari, Italy
  • Pixels, Florence, Italy
  • Design Principles and Practices, Rome, Italy
  • Typecon, Los Angeles
  • Basel School of Design, Switzerland
  • Interbrand, Seoul, South Korea
  • Providence Public Library, Rhode Island


  • Typodarium 2023 calendar, Mainz, Germany
  • Letter Seed, Korean Society of Typography, Seoul Korea
  • ARTES—Art as a Vehicle for Education and Social Change, Florence, Italy


  • Pinhole Photography, Media Wall, Fitchburg State University 
  • “The 9th United Designs: Messages to Humanity." International Poster Exhibition. Liechtenstein National Museum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • “Evolution of Italian Typography." Italian-American Cultural Center, Worcester, Massachusetts 
  • “8th United Designs Biannual Intl. Graphic Design Exhibition.” Yean Gallery, Jeju, Korea
  • “Street Modulations.” Gene J. DeFeudis Italian-American Cultural Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • “Love Letters.” Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • “Roman Letterforms.” Italian Consulate, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • “5th United Designs Biannual Intl. Graphic Design Exhibition.” Cyprus

International grant awards:

SAPPI Ideas that Matter grant recipient and People’s Voice Winner