Volume 6 No 1 April 2015

Richard Pietruska Honored by Art Center

By Wallace Wyss

AFAS member Richard Pietruska was honored by the Art Center College of Design where he has taught at for more than 30 years.

The college recently held an evening reception for him well attended by over 100 guests. Richard spoke briefly but it was also very interesting to hear former students come forward and tell how Richard touched their lives and inspired them to finish their course of study and go out into the world of industrial design.

It was particularly interesting to meet his sister and brother-in-law to learn how determined Richard was to become a designer even though they came from a large family that, while not poor, was of modest means and those were high ambitions indeed for a kid from their neighborhood.