About boojazz

At the age of fifteen, Michael began his professional career by drawing children’s menus for a chain of restaurants in the Southwest. His experience in graphics, marketing, illustration and video production fill an essential need in advertising agencies, printing companies, and design firms. In the early 2010's Michael blogged for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today on the topic of Digital Reinvention. Some of the clients Michael has worked with include: Microsoft, US – Japan Business Council, RAINN (co-founded by Tori Amos and Sarah McLaughlin), Chicagoland Speedway, Richard Shay Photography, The British Embassy in the United States, Ben Hollis Worldwide, Aphex, & PepsiCo. His previous television work has gained the interest of major studios such as Dreamworks SKG.

Would Persona 5 Work as a Film Series? A Persona 5 Live-Action Movie Adaptation Synopsis

By |2022-07-02T00:33:59+00:00November 14th, 2020|Boojazz, Commentary, Film, Video|

An in-depth overview of how one of the greatest video games of this generation could be translated into a highly successful film trilogy. (First published on November 14th, 2020. The latest revision was in May of 2022.) The Harry Potter and Hunger Games films were groundbreaking epics that pushed the [...]

Russell Smith and Michael Foster Appear on The In-Between Show with Carrie & Alex

By |2020-12-13T22:58:52+00:00October 12th, 2020|Press, Reinvention|

Russell and I were just on the "In-Between Show with Carrie & Alex." We talked about our new book Manifestos, Reinventions & Declarations as well as a bit of history about ourselves. It was a nice interview that really got into the meaning behind our book, our vision and the kinds of advice we [...]

Michael Does Breakfast With Sergio, Talks About the New Book

By |2021-02-25T19:32:02+00:00July 28th, 2020|Books, Reinvention|

In this episode, Sergio chats with artist and co-author of the book Manifestos Reinventions & Declarations, Michael Foster. The book is a commentary on this unprecedented moment in history. This is a book about Now. The New Now we’re living in and going through. We’re living in a time when a day can feel [...]

Japan America Society of Chicago Annual Holiday Fundraiser Painting

By |2019-12-02T04:41:58+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Boojazz, Press|

I'll be attending the 33rd Annual Holiday Fundraiser for the Japan America Society of Chicago, and I'll be donating a brand new painting "Amongst the Cherry Blossoms" for the Silent Auction. I hope to see you there! The Japan America Society of Chicago promotes dialogue, social interaction, cooperation and friendship among its members by [...]

New Digital Character Illustrations

By |2022-01-03T22:19:17+00:00October 17th, 2019|Art, Boojazz|

I’ve been working in digital illustration since 2019. Namely, I started with a Samsung TabA Tablet and the Adonit Dash 3 stylus. Now I’m working with an iPad along with the Apple Pencil, utilizing programs such as Autodesk Sketchbook and ArtFlow. (I have to admit the undo button is something that, after working in traditional [...]

“I Feel Loved” at the Blackstone Hotel

By |2019-07-17T21:37:03+00:00January 17th, 2019|Art|

Happy 2019 everyone. In case you happen to be in downtown Chicago, I invite you to check out my painting, as well as a selection of artists from The Elephant Room Gallery, at the Blackstone Hotel. The painting will be on display until the second week of July. I'd like to thank Kimberly Atwood [...]

Latest Work: 2018 Series “Bloodletting”

By |2018-07-15T02:25:06+00:00July 15th, 2018|Boojazz|

Here are a few samples from the latest series of paintings and illustrations by Michael. In Voyage Chicago Magazine, Michael discusses the project. "These days, I’m focusing on the characters within the painting, taking some advice from Kimberly Atwood, owner of the Elephant Room Gallery in Chicago. In my previous works, the characters were [...]

Voyage Chicago Article: Check out Michael Foster’s Artwork

By |2018-09-17T01:46:41+00:00July 15th, 2018|Boojazz|

Michael was recently featured in Voyage Chicago. "Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Foster. Michael, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist. When I was in second grade, our classroom assignment was to draw our dreams for [...]

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