I am a
& scientific
A teacher too.

photo of John Foerster medical illustrator
I received my MFA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan.

I have a passion for pen & ink, but truly enjoy all natural media. Ironically, I became an early adopter of digital media, and developed a number of techniques that I shared in professional workshops across the country.

The latter led to many years as a professor; at Colorado State University, the Medical College of Georgia, and most recently the Savannah College of Art and Design. Foerster Illustration Inc was formed in 1990, and has been the vehicle for my professional work.

Throughout my 28+ years of professional practice 😱 I have never lost my love of drawing, of life, and of bringing that passion to others, whether they be students or clients.

Selected clients

  • Grey
  • Colle McVoy
  • Brown Bag
  • Pfizer
  • Merck
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ethicon
  • Surgical Dynamics
  • Hill's Pet Products
  • Saunders
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Elsevier
  • Kendall Hunt
  • Macmillan
  • Time Life
  • Medical Economics
  • American Family Physician
  • Varoom Magazine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School


  • Medical advertising
  • Microscopic anatomy and MOA
  • Medical anatomy & surgery
  • Medical devices
  • Patient education
  • Veterinary advertising
  • Veterinary anatomy
  • Veterinary devices
  • Scientific visualization & education
  • Storyboarding


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