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Del Mar Heights students draw inspiration from industrial designer

Del Mar Heights students draw inspiration from industrial designer

A real-life industrial designer paid a visit to Jasmyn Tanner’s sixth grade Quest design thinking class at Del Mar Heights School on Nov. 8, stoking some creative minds and getting kids wondering about different possibilities to explore.

Michael DiTullo, founder and chief designer of his own namesake firm in Encinitas, accepted the invitation to speak to the class, sharing how his endless sketches have led to real executions — he is inspired when he sees someone wearing a watch he designed and once rode a train alongside four different people wearing shoes he dreamed up.

The past chief design officer for Sound United San Diego had 19 years of...

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