About

Foster Loves DogsJohn Foster is a world renowned designer, author and speaker on design issues. His work has been published in numerous books and every major industry magazine, hangs in galleries across the globe and is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. He is the proud recipient of both a gold and silver medal from the Art Directors Club as well as a Best of Show from the ADDYs.

He is an international speaker, including numerous appearances at the largest design gathering in the world, The HOW Design Conference. John has entertained crowds ranging from 5 to 1,500 and onward and makes numerous visits to colleges and universities each year to speak to their design programs as well. He is a past President of ADCMW.

Mr. Foster is the author of “New Masters of Poster Design” and “New Masters of Poster Design: Volume Two,” “Paper and Ink Workshop,” “1,000 Indie Posters,” “Dirty Fingernails: A One-Of-A-Kind Collection of Graphics Uniquely Designed By Hand,” “For Sale: Over 200 Innovative Solutions in Packaging Design,” “Maximum Page Design,” and is one of the authors of “Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans” as well as having the honor of penning the layout chapter of Debbie Millman’s “Principles of Graphic Design,” and is the man behind past design columns for howdesign.com, brightestyoungthings.com and rockpaperink.com.

He sits behind an enormous desk for drawing, painting and thinking and thunking and general computering. The goofiest foxhound, dachshund, and olde english bulldog to roam the land occupy the region directly below his feet.

HERE ARE SOME CLIENTS I HAVE WORKED WITH (YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE A NAME OR TWO)
The Coca-Cola Company
ESPN
FX
Fox Networks
Discovery
National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Books
National Geographic Kids
Chronicle Books
Time-Life
Direct Holdings
America’s Byways
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Smithsonian (almost every museum – just give me a few more weeks)
National Children’s Museum
National Zoo
Reading Is Fundamental
Pride Youth Services
Smith Fellows
Nature Conservancy
PBS Kids
AOL
TV One
BET
National Aquarium of Baltimore
Hallmark Channel
Honest Tea
Quartermaine Coffee Roasters
Firehook Bakery
Qubo
Lifetime
MGM
Warner Bros.
The Weather Channel
HGTV
Hasbro
Sirius/XM
Hilton
ResortQuest
Americans For The Arts
Meyer Foundation
Make It Right
Building Hope
Chunklet
Patton Oswalt
Guided By Voices
Mission of Burma
Howe Gelb
Giant Sand
Wreckless Eric
Noveller
Half Japanese
Richard Davies/Cardinal/The Moles
Mark Mulcahy/Miracle Legion/Polaris
Chuck Prophet
ESG
Pere Ubu
The Chills
Sub Pop Records
Fire Records
Endearing Records
Darla Records
Teenbeat Records
Superior Viaduct
Yep Roc Records
Bedroom Suck Records
RedEye Distribution
Soundscreen/Insound
AIGA
Art Directors Club
Ad Club
University of Maryland
American University
Georgetown University
Shepherd University
Shake Your Booty
International SPY Museum
HOW Design Books
Rockport Publishers
F+W Media
USO
U.S. Conference of Mayors
NASAA
CADCA 
CMT
Quarto
Quid Publishing