Troy U. Yilmaz
Troy is an interdisciplinary graphic designer with an experience ranging from print to web, and a special emphasis in branding and corporate identity.
A native of Turkey, Troy received his bachelor’s degree in Art History from Istanbul University. In 1995, he moved to the United States to pursue a masters’ degree in management at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. After graduation, he worked in a variety of positions, including hotels, sales, marketing, and as a licensed Realtor.
A turning point in Troy’s career came when he worked for Apple Computer. Hired as a business specialist, he had the opportunity to interact with creative field clientele, including graphic designers, web designers, architects and multimedia artists. Impressed with his work, Apple awarded him a full scholarship to study graphic design. Maintaining a full-time work schedule, he returned to school for the third time, completing his degree in graphic design at Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale.
Troy has worked for ad agencies as a designer and at a private company as an Art Director. He also has freelanced with small businesses and independent clientele, leading projects from branding, corporate identity, illustrations and front-end web development to numerous print collateral.
Troy is currently studying filmmaking at UWM and his work encompasses moving image, music & story telling.