As a child, Troy always knew he had a different set of skills. He suffered from a hearing deficit which made him concentrate more on visuals for learning and communication. Troy developed an interest for art after watching his Mom, Laura Kowalski, who was an artist working in pottery and watercolors. In 1998, his passion for art grew when his mother passed away from a long battle with Breast Cancer.
Growing up, Troy experimented with various mediums such as pastels, graphite, spray paint, acrylic, color pencils, and watercolors. He never limited his creativity to just paper. He started airbrushing clothing and at the age of 18, Troy had his first art show in Chicago, IL.
In 2013, Troy graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Design. During his undergrad, he did illustrations for children’s story books, wall murals around campus, and t-shirts for campus events.
Throughout Troy’s full-time experience with Country Financial, RR Donnelley, Winix America Inc., and a few design studios, Troy continues to take on design projects, commissioned illustrations, and custom paintings. His goal is to touch others with power, motivation, and inspiration through his art and graphics for many years to come.
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