Meet David Vincent

Where someone has been, and the things they’ve seen, definitely influences design. In this profile of art director, David Vincent, he talks about his time in Chile.

In 2013, I had the privilege to study abroad in Chile. While there, I made an excursion down to the Patagonia region to hike the W Circuit in Torres del Paine National Park. The park is known for its unpredictable weather, but also for its otherworldly scenery. I was fortunate to have great weather conditions for the majority of the week that I was on the trail.

On the last day on the trail, I camped on a ridgeline just below the Torres (the towers). That night, we encountered a light dusting of snow which turned to rain by early morning. I was determined to see the Torres as the first light of dawn rose in the east so I got up at 3 am and hiked to the top of the ridgeline where the lake and the base of the Torres are located. The rain and clouds didn’t let up. I found a large boulder near the edge of the lake where I sat out of the rain for several hours, waiting for the clouds to break.

I still had several miles and a tight deadline ahead of me that day so I was getting a little anxious that I would miss seeing the Torres in person. Then about 8 am there was a brief break in the clouds. I was awestruck. Thankfully I had already set up my camera and was ready to grab a couple of shots before the moment passed. Above is the resulting image and a big check mark on my bucket list.

Below are some more photos from this amazing trip.

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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.