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Dave Fustino

Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship Recipient

I want to thank IDSA/Design Foundation for the undergraduate scholarship it was a great momentum builder in my collegiate career. Being recognized for my work was a positive step in the right direction. Thank you for taking the time to consider my designs and efforts.

Like any designer, David Fustino has learned to solve problems on the fly, work within a unit, express his individual style and persevere through the worst situations. The difference between him and the rest of us: he began learning those skills on a soccer pitch.

“Soccer is one of the most creative, free flowing sports in the world,” Fustino declared. “I tell as many people as I can that it has tremendously affected the way I approach industrial design and the work I produce. If it weren’t for soccer, I wouldn’t have the same drive I apply to my work on a daily basis.”

The Wentworth grad got his start in soccer at age four. It proved to be a good compliment to the in-home education he received from his father, a graphic designer and painter. “My Dad has always been my biggest influence and best teacher of these disciplines.”

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