DJ Pallotta, Assoc. AIA

DJ Pallotta, Assoc. AIA

New York, NY, US



Interdisciplinary designer, art director, and trained architect and graphic designer living in NYC, DJ (Donna Jean) has won numerous design awards from SEGD, NY Festivals, and International BDA.

She designs for environmental, exhibits, websites, print, video, and branding and is currently with the multidisciplinary design firm, the Rockwell Group, where she is also manager of their graphic design division.

Prior to Rockwell Group, DJ was with the acclaimed Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Before receiving her Master in Architecture from Columbia University in 2007, DJ designed and directed in television and film — in both post-production and production and web design/development. She was the lead designer on the rollout/development of Tommy Hilfiger's e-commerce website.



Rockwell Group, LLC, New York, NY, US, Designer, Graphic Design Manager

Feb 2011 - current

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York, NY, US, Multimedia Designer/Architect

Responsibilities include:

Lead Designer on Lincoln Center's multi-million dollar "InforScape" project, which included designing and directing video content for large-scale LED monitors and designing the daily content programming based on 18 hour time periods.

Designing and programming the LED stairs for the Lincoln Center Promenade.

Designing a product line for the conceptual swiss design firm Droog.

Design for other "unconventional" products for Museums and art projects through the DSR name.

Art Direction, Photography and Technical Direction on the 18ft x 24ft mural for the exhibit "How Wine Became Modern", held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Scale accurate 9x12ft video projection for SF MoMA of a portion of Opus One vineyard as interpreted through Precision Viticulture. An art project based on the 'delirious' perception of Precision Viticulture as it relates to the enigmatic notion of terroir.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2011


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, GSAPP

Sep 2003 - May 2007

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, Graphic Design - BFA

Sep 1983 - May 1987


SEGD Excellence Awards, 1st Place

Merit Award for Exhibit Design


I.D. Magazine Design Review Award 2001, 1st Place

THEA Award from the Themed Entertainment Association


Promax BDA Gold - Website Design, 1st Place

Marketing Website Category


Promax BDA Bronze, 3rd Place

Website Product Category


New York Festivals Gold, 1st Place

Best Educational DVD for "Bridging Cultures"


Areas of Specialization