Enjoy a collection of musings, deep thoughts and good times from our crew here at Foerstel.

2010 blanket drive

Last year we were very surprised by how many homeless people were out in the cold, and not able to fit into shelters or left

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it's a win, win, win!

Here’s something that really gets us excited – The first annual Good Food Awards recognizing the trifecta of good food: delicious, socially responsible, and sustainably

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don't give up on green

One of our clients recently decided to explore the possibility of packaging their products in “corn plastic”,  otherwise known as Polylactic Acid (PLA). Due to

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the man brunch

As the joke goes, what is Mother’s Day without all the gifts and hoopla? Father’s Day! But our client, Chandlers Steakhouse, is working to change

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the diehards

You have to give these two props. Yesterday–80% chance of rain, 100% chance of soggy bottoms–and they still rode their bikes to work. Today–a repeat

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the ted conference

I saw a documentary about the TED Conference last night and was amazed and inspired. There is so much in the media and even our

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.