• Profile:

    Donna Tartaglione Berger began her career in fashion as a fashion designer and illustrator after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her experience in the industry spans fashion design, graphic design, illustration, CAD implementation and project manager. Her design experience includes companies such as: Emanuel Ungaro, Larry Levine, S. Rothschild, Jones NY, Marc Andrew, Members Only, and Donna Karan. After many years of designing in the fashion industry, Donna started her own business and is a successful entrepreneur with an athleisure brand concentrating on todays trends, fashion forecasting and branding in the world of social presence. She also consults as a project manager and instructional designer implementing online learning at colleges and universities.

    As a designer, educator, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of fashion industry experience, Donna has a proven track record in connecting fashion, creativity, technology and student success as her passion continues to  'give back'  to her students. Her knowledge and years of experience help students thrive in an environment that is unique and challenging.

    She currently teaches part time at Parsons The New School for Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology.  

    Donna also volunteers as an artist/photographer for children's organizations including the Make A Wish foundation and Operation Warm.

    Degrees Held:

    • Fashion Design
    • Fashion Illustration
    • Textile Design

    Performances And Appearances:

    Designs on eLearning - Online Syllabi & Active online discussions


    Research Interests:

    Designer, Entrepreneur, Branding, E-Learning, Online education, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Design research, Fashion design, Fashion Marketing, Illustration, Product development, Photography


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    Awards And Honors:

    Distinguished University Teaching Award Nominee, Parsons, 2018

    Distinguished University Teaching Award Nominee, Parsons, 2014

    Recipient, CanvasCon 2017

    Current Courses:

    Fashion Entrepreneurship (Open Campus)

    Fashion Entrepreneurship (Spring 2021)

    Fashion Entrepreneurship (Open Campus)