Donald Tarallo has his BA in Studio Arts and Graphic Design from Clark University, his MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and he studied with André Gürtler and Wolfgang Weingart in the “Weiterbildungsklasse” at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland.
Since 1998, Don has maintained a freelance practice working on projects in identity, publication, and web design. He has worked as a designer in Norway, Korea, and the US on the development of the visual identities for Sotheby’s, Icograda, and the Hong Kong Design Institute.
Don is a recipient of a Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellowship for research on the history of typography in Italy. He has received design awards by the American Institute for Graphic Arts and the Graphic Communications Industry of Rhode Island. He received a SAPPI Papers “Ideas That Matter” grant to use graphic design to spread the spirit of food justice in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has taught at Clark University, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Samsung Art and Design Institute, Siena Art Institute, and Bridgewater State University. Don currently teaches at Fitchburg State University.