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

MiM happiness!

Hip-hip hooray! Three cheers for MiM, the new summer schedule, and for another sustainability effort at Foerstel. For the third year in a row, Foerstel

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the saving of henry

This morning while getting into the working groove after a holiday, Jeff one of the lead designers, was sitting at his desk when he looked

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a very merry message

With a compact video cam, a blank slate and a single frosted doughnut, the foerstel creative team set out to devise a holiday greeting that

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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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art AND science

At Foerstel, we like to use both sides of our brain. For instance, here’s a recent science experiment that was discovered in the back of

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on the horizon

Hearing and seeing new things are all part of downtown Boise life. This morning was no exception. Hot air balloons were continually rising from above

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john-out to lunch

Around the office, we have always had an “inkling” that John marches to the beat of a different drummer. So the fact that this fellow

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pedal to the metal

Closed course, eight hairpin turns in two miles, driving a precision German car as fast as possible, what’s not to like? Welcome to the Bogus

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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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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.