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

meet the planet

I was asked to speak on a radio program called “Meet the Planet” out of San Francisco earlier this week. The topic was one very

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reco's for romeos

Every year, we donate a hefty amount of graphic design work to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Marie spearheads and always makes it shine). In return,

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deep dance experience

Loud music. Natural light. Hardwood floors. Mirrors. Dance. Exercise. Fun. Sweat. Friends. Smiles. Tears. Bring it in, and let it go. Every Tuesday and Thursday

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summer at

Today is summer solstice which means our educational outreach website, has new content to celebrate the season. Check out our guide to shopping for

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foerstel in motion

Last month Foerstel Design participated in the ACHD sponsored May in Motion (MIM) promotion, a program that aims to create awareness for alternative forms of

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boise bike week

Ride your bikes folks! This week is Boise Bike week (happily, it is not unusual to see bicycle commuters almost every week thanks to the

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weaving an organic web

We have been pursuing an active personal and professional interest in the organic industry for over a decade–long before green was more than just a

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just do one

Long before it was in vogue—and of necessity—one of our guiding principals has been stewardship for the earth and promotion of sustainability. Not just through

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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.