Alex Foster

Alex Foster - Designer

Margate, UK

I work from my home studio by the sea. I'm lucky enough to have worked with the Roald Dahl estate & won a World Illustration Award.

Request a quote
Verified identity

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, and in late 2018, Alex launched map print website Mapsy. In 2019, graphic and web designer Ed Povey of Place in Print joined Mapsy.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Education & Reference

Certifications

  • 1st Class BA(Hons) Illustration

Awards

  • World Illustration Awards - Advertising - New Talent Winner

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2011 – Present (about 10 years)

Portfolio (2 selected works)

London Craft Brewers Beers & Culture

Brad Evans, Jonny Garrett

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 location, and pairings notes to enjoy alongside food. Meticulously plotted and illustrated maps provide walking tour ideas to create the ultimate pub-crawl in each area. As well as the beer itself, this guide... read more

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 location, and pairings notes to enjoy alongside food. Meticulously plotted and illustrated maps provide walking tour ideas to create the ultimate pub-crawl in each area. As well as the beer itself, this guide... read more

Alex has 4 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Daniel Fettinger
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.

Daniel Fettinger, July 2021


Lara Bricker
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!

Lara Bricker, June 2021

Alex Foster
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.

Reply from Alex Foster


John Dyson
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 ...
Read more

John Dyson, April 2021

Alex Foster
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 ...
Read more

Reply from Alex Foster


Nathan David
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!

Nathan David, May 2020

Alex Foster
Thank you so much for such a great review! As I mentioned in mine you've been perfect to work with start to finish.

Reply from Alex Foster

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Berenice Smith

Award-winning cover & interior page designer, project manager, 20 years experience in print & ebook

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Domini Dragoone

Cover and interior designer with 20 years experience. I use passion and precision to create volumes readers love to spend time with.

San Francisco, United States

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy