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.

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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
Action & Adventure
Anthologies
Cultural & Ethnic
Humor & Comedy
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction

Certifications

  • 1st Class BA(Hons) Illustration

Awards

  • World Illustration Awards - Advertising - New Talent Winner

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2011 – Present (about 9 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

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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.

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