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Faculty Directory » Donald Tarallo

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Tuesday 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Thursday 1 PM to 2:30 PM

Please email Professor Tarallo to schedule an appointment. Meetings will be on Zoom. Download for free at:

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon Hall 314
Phone: 978.665.4473

Courses Taught:

Typeface Design (COMM 2200)
Web Design (COMM 3305)
Web Design Seminar (COMM 3306)
Introduction to Graphic Design (COMM 3810)
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)

Research Interests:

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

Current Projects:

Executive Director, United Design Alliance, Seoul, South Korea
Typeface design (Binario, FormPattern, and Poeta available on and​)
Graphic Designer at Tarallo Design and Typeface Foundary



"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


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


TypeCon (Society of Typographic Aficionados) conference.
Los Angeles, California.

Representative Publications:

Diniz, G. et al. (2014). "Generative Typography." 17th Generative Art Conference. Milan Polytechnic University, Italy. 

Tarallo, D. (2013). "Designing Social Change: Inquiry-Based Teaching in Graphic Design." In Art Faculty Publications (Paper 3). Bridgewater State University.

Tarallo, D. (2016). "Instigating Imagination: Teaching Interface and Typography as Metaphor." The International Working Conference.  Association for Computing Machinery, New York. doi: 10.1145/2909132.2926056

Tarallo, D. (2011). "The Poetic Dimension: Reading Words & Reading Images." Design Principles and Practices, 5(6), pp. 451-458.

Tarallo, D. (2008). "The Unfolding Process: Reading Images & Reading Words." Visual Communication Quarterly, 15(1-2), pp. 87-95. doi: 10.1080/15551390801914611

Professional Affiliations:

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