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

award-winning innovation

Our client, Lighting Science Group had quite an impressive week at this year’s LIGHTFAIR International conference, taking home the top LIGHTFAIR International 2012 Judge’s Citation

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Mother Nature's Graffiti

Graffiti is an art that usually carries a negative connotation. It’s illegal in most areas and let’s face it, there aren’t many things worse than

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winter produce bounty

We’ve collected some exceptional resources for organic, local winter produce, and put together some great tips for healthy winter eating at, Foerstel’s organic consumer

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we've only just begun

Remember The Carpenters’ lovesick melody “We’ve Only Just Begun?” So many roads to choose We’ll start out walkin’ and learn to run And yes, we’ve

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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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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.