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

elephas anthropogenus

For his Elephas Anthropogenus project, Uli Westphal collected European illustrations of elephants dating from the fall of Rome to the end of the Renaissance, a period

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perfectly plump shapes

Seoul-based illustrator Daye Kim’s main motivation for being an illustrator is the fact it allows her to do “cool things for a living”. Her work

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futuristic retro illustrations

Colombian illustrator Stefhany Lozano describes her work as “figurative paintings” inspired by memories from her childhood, family, people she’s met and places she’s been. “I

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cut and paste

Estonia-based illustrator and graphic designer Eiko Ojala has continued to delight viewers with his illustrations that are publicized throughout the world. His art is digitally

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memory bikes

Go grab a pen and some paper and try this: Using only your memory, draw a bicycle. You have two minutes. Gianluca Gimini has over

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design lessons of 2014

More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as

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mod men

the world of mad men through a 21st-century lens Earlier this year, Mad Men returned to AMC for its sixth and penultimate season. With only

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thumbs up: superhero style

facebook’s iconic ‘like’ symbol, re-imagined in superhero style Have you ever come across something on Facebook that is so awesome, simply “liking” it would not

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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.