Alex Foster

Alex Foster – Designer

Illustrator working from my home studio by the sea. I've worked with the Roald Dahl estate & won a World Illustration Award.

Overview

Alex Foster is an illustrator from Margate, UK.

After studying a foundation year at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Alex went on to achieve a first class degree in illustration at Middlesex University.

Primarily a map illustrator, Alex also is a children’s illustrator and works on projects across other industries. This includes designing a clothing line with Hong Kong brand Lane Crawford, creating artwork for novels, Young Adult and children’s books, and maps for the Roald Dahl Literary Estate.

He’s exhibited work Internationally, and worked on projects with many clients including: Evening Standard, Penguin Random House, Air Canada, American Express, Airbnb, Flight Centre, Expedia, Anorak Magazine, English Heritage and more.

In 2015, Alex won a World Illustration Award from the Association of Illustrators.
Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference Nature Travel
Fiction
Children's Science Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English
Awards
  • World Illustration Awards - Advertising - New Talent Winner
Certifications
  • 1st Class BA(Hons) Illustration

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2011 — Present

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
Dead Horse Bay

Dyson, John

Illustration
Made with Reedsy
Nelly Finds Her Niche

Trout, Lauren

Illustration
Made with Reedsy
Dottie: A Dalmatian's Tale

Knox, Nathaniel David

Illustration
Made with Reedsy
Farewell To Summer (New Albion Book 3)

Greensage, Wallace

Illustration
Illustration
Illustration
Organized around London boroughs from North to South, East to West, every corner is full of hidden gems to discover. Find new favorite brews with descriptions of the best to taste at each loca... read more
Illustration

Alex has 5 reviews

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A. A.

A. A.

Aug, 2023

Good quality work. He has his own style, delivers on time and is open to suggestions. Thanks Alex!!
Daniel F.

Daniel F.

Jul, 2021

Alex was a joy to work with. He was attentive, friendly, asked good questions, and was extremely patient and flexible with my alterations. Highly recommended. I'll be looking for opportunities to work with him again.
Lara B.

Lara B.

Jun, 2021

Alex was a delight to work with! He understood the look I was going for with my illustrated map for my cozy mystery and made sure it was exactly as I wanted before the final version. The finished product was amazing from the quality of the illustrations of various buildings to extra details. I can't wait for my readers to see this map!
Alex F.
Thank you so much for a review and the brilliant, fun project. Your organisation and communication really helped get the best out of me and allowed for the best result.
John D.

John D.

Apr, 2021

I’m really glad that I contacted Alex foster for a book cover. I don’t know Alex, but with minimal input from me Alex came up with the cover that I needed. The process was straightforward, I suggested a few ideas, Alex produced a rough sketch based on my ideas, and when I approved this Alex went on to create a full-color cover design. Interestingly, the first color cover that Alex came ...
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Alex F.
Hi John, Thank you so much for a great project and great review. I think the result shows that you were open to my ideas too and we collaboratively created the best cover we could - it's been very ...
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Nathan D.

Nathan D.

May, 2020

Alex is a true talent! I really enjoyed working with him. He has such a fun-yet-sophisticated style. He did a great job of turning my vision into a reality for the cover of my novel. He was incredibly patient and flexible with every minute detail or request I would bring up and he was very communicative throughout. I'd definitely work with him again!
Alex F.
Thank you so much for such a great review! As I mentioned in mine you've been perfect to work with start to finish.

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