DONNA L. CHING-FOSTER began her career as a designer for newspaper and advertising agencies, freelanced for Milton Glaser, Inc. before going to work for the international design firm, Pentagram New York, in 1989. Working for partners Colin Forbes and Michael Gericke, Donna was a senior designer creating identities, packaging, annual reports and signage for clients that ranged from CBS, Pepsi Co., International Paper, the World Cup, and c|net, to IBM and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In the spring of 1995, Donna co-founded ChingFoster Design, a graphic design consulting firm, with her husband, designer D. Jonathan B. Foster.
D. JONATHAN B. FOSTER began his career by learning the production side of graphic design at a small local printer, then moved on to work in advertising, before focusing on editorial design. Jonathan has art directed a broad range of magazines from New Jersey Monthly to Audubon and finished his editorial career with the United States Golf Association to work full time as ChingFoster.
Working from their home base of their own company has enabled Donna and Jonathan to spend more time with their two children. Princeton University, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The American Academy of Rome, Saint Vincents Hospital and The Interchurch Center are among the ChingFoster’s clients. Ching and Foster’s work has appeared in many design publications, including Communication Arts, Print, How and I.D. magazine. They have received numerous awards for design excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Type Directors Club, the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Director’s Club of New Jersey and a gold medal for designer of the year from CASE Circle of Excellence 1999 Awards Program. Both graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with BA’s in Graphic Design in 1986.