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  • David Alan Foster

    Interdisciplinary Designer

    Palo Alto, CA

David Alan Foster is a interdisciplinary designer. David has been in many diverse areas of design: graphic, packaging, display, new product, business, lettering, logo, type, environmental, trade show, publications and web. He facilitates the design, development and delivery of products. David has been a corporate founder, entrepreneur, inventor, marketing communications manager, and creative director. David published Invent! magazine and several newsletters, and is a published poet.

Work Samples

  • Cosmetic Displays and Booths

  • 4-bay Signage, Lighting & Installation

  • Lighted Back Bar Display

Work History

  • Design Director

    • Mr. Plastics
    • San Leandro, CA
    • Feb 2004 - Present (13 years 9 months)

    Wide range of design tasks: product design & development, prototypes, consulting, graphics, website and many other design and marketing work, and with ad hoc teams for design, fabrication and manufacturing.


  • Academy of Art University

    • none Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2002

    Took a full semester while working, landed one of my instructors a job (!) and was encouraged to hang my own shingle.



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First Place - SF POP Show 2005