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

Recyclable materials

Reduce, Reuse, Confuse

Last year, the Consumer Brands Association (which, at the time, was known as the Grocery Manufacturers Association) released a report on the state of the

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renee takes the field

Renee Brochier (Foerstel’s “weekend director, maintenance team”) is the first female in 100+ years of Boise High School’s history to add points (well, a PAT)

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upcycling coffee products

Used coffee capsules now upcycled as watches – Nespresso has been riding the home barista trend with counter-top coffee makers. But what to do with

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power swing

A pop-up art installation outside the International Centre for the Arts in Guimarães, Portugal, the art collective Moradavaga added a modern, industrial twist to the

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have a 'greener' halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and before you know it, you’ll be getting handfuls of little four-foot monsters, ghosts, and ghouls knocking on your

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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.