Troy U. Yilmaz
Troy is a multi-disciplinary 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.
Since graduation, Troy has worked for ad agencies as a designer and at a private company as an in-house senior designer. He also has freelanced with small businesses and independent clientele, leading projects from illustrations and front-end web development to numerous print collateral.