Karl Foster is an illustrator, designer, writer and educator. He is Year Two Leader and a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media course at London College of Communication (LCC).
Karl is chiefly a practice-based designer who attempts to address the social attitudes in western societies and the impact on minority groups set against the legacy of imperial hegemony. This theme has been explored through a series of cartoon strips and animations titled ‘The Neon Chicken and the Rubber Duck.
In addition, Karl works as a designer and is exploring the opportunity to study at MPhil/PhD level by practice. His question has been located through the production of artefacts made as a response to the perceptions of ethnicity within the genre Films Noir 1941-1958.
At LCC, Karl teaches on the BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media course. Alongside teaching, he writes about his own illustration and image-making practice, detailed on his blog.
Karl also runs Narcissus Productions company, facilitating collaborations with other artists and designers, and creates artwork for exhibitions, web content, and national and international competitions.
He is a regular exhibitor at the annual London Design Festival, contributor to The Association of Illustration's publications and Associate Consultant for illustrator representation group Arena Illustration.