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2024 - Take Five with…Chris Foster

Tags: Staff Profile
Published 03/18/2024
Chris Foster, multimedia and creative services coordinator

Chris Foster, multimedia and creative services coordinator

Chris Foster, multimedia and creative services coordinator, brought his talents to ECC’s Marketing and Communications Department in October 2022. He was doing similar work at another college, and we couldn’t be happier he’s here as a Spartan, helping develop and produce award-winning video content for the college’s marketing and enrollment efforts. Aside from getting to do what he loves, what is his favorite thing about ECC? The people. “It’s a joy to show up and work with such a creative and collaborative team, and occasionally, someone gets one of my ridiculous movie references.”

Foster grew up just west of Chicago, in the Berwyn-Cicero area. He got his start in video production and broadcasting at a local public access TV station in Aurora. If you need a movie recommendation, Foster’s your guy. If you need a movie recommendation you’ve definitely never heard of, Foster is also your guy.

Read on to learn more about your colleague, Chris Foster!

Binge watcher, book club, or both? Definitely both; I’ve been an ardent reader all my life, but television and film have obviously had a huge impact on me professionally. If Neil Gaiman wrote it or Mike Flanagan created it, I’m all in.

Cats, dogs, or house plants? Dogs for the win. I have an Australian cattle dog/husky mix named Pepper. He is the best boy. This is a scientific fact.

What’s on your playlist/podcast list? Oh gosh, I could ramble about music all day. Frightened Rabbit is always in the rotation, but Manchester Orchestra, Neko Case, and Daughter have swirled into the mix lately.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A comic book artist or a scientist. Maybe a comic book scientist. Comic books have always been a big influence on me; I love visual storytelling, and I still draw and paint as a hobby.

What is one surprising fact about you? I have been avidly playing Dungeons & Dragons with the same circle of friends for over 30 years. We picked it up when we were kids and never looked back. It’s awesome to see my nerdy niche hobby finally become mainstream and almost cool.