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About me…


My professional life is something that has taken a number of turns coalescing into a thing that finally makes sense. Changing majors twice in college, a year abroad due to my military commitment and then a few career changes resulted in a drawn-out process. But each of those different experiences brought together a combination of tech, artistic and cultural lessons that I’ve valued since.

the 90s…

For a few years following school, I worked as a design and production manager and before that, a variety of temporary positions to make ends meet while finding permanent work.

Personal and professional interests took me from Iowa to Chicago to California and then back to Chicago, where I’ve been ever since. It’s a wonderful city and as much as I miss the awesomeness of mountains and California Redwood forests, the midwest is my home.

the 00s…

Along the way I worked in the restaurant industry, in both server and management positions. Although not a creative field, it none-the-less was a great experience, exposing me to literally thousands upon thousands of people with their individual personalities and cultures from across the country and even the world. And nothing helps you understand humanity better than dealing with people when they are HANGRY. It’s not pretty, but we’re all human, so you work with folks and take care of business.

the 10s…

Of course, the pull of the creative world is forever strong so I’m back where I belong. After a few years managing a printing department in an OfficeMax to handling logistics for a lighting company, I am now finally back in graphic arts and also the field of experiential design.

the nows…

My creative work over the past few years and now has been and is something that almost always combines portions of my prior experiences into bespoke projects, evoking emotion and/or telling stories. And it is so very exciting.

If you’d like to learn more about my work and interests, please visit the Portfolio/Projects section and the Creative Journal. Also, reach out to me via social media or simple email via the Contact page.

Thanks for being here!

-  Troy Larsen


My professional life is something that has taken a number of turns coalescing into a thing that finally makes sense. Changing majors twice in college, a year abroad due to my military commitment and then a few career changes resulted in a drawn-out process. But each of those different experiences brought together a combination of tech, artistic and cultural lessons that I’ve valued since.

the 90s…

For a few years following school, I worked as a design and production manager and before that, a variety of temporary positions to make ends meet while finding permanent work.

Personal and professional interests took me from Iowa to Chicago to California and then back to Chicago, where I’ve been ever since. It’s a wonderful city and as much as I miss the awesomeness of mountains and California Redwood forests, the midwest is my home.

the 00s…

Along the way I worked in the restaurant industry, in both server and management positions. Although not a creative field, it none-the-less was a great experience, exposing me to literally thousands upon thousands of people with their individual personalities and cultures from across the country and even the world. And nothing helps you understand humanity better than dealing with people when they are HANGRY. It’s not pretty, but we’re all human, so you work with folks and take care of business.

the 10s…

Of course, the pull of the creative world is forever strong so I’m back where I belong. After a few years managing a printing department in an OfficeMax to handling logistics for a lighting company, I am now finally back in graphic arts and also the field of experiential design.

the nows…

My creative work over the past few years and now has been and is something that almost always combines portions of my prior experiences into bespoke projects, evoking emotion and/or telling stories. And it is so very exciting.

If you’d like to learn more about my work and interests, please visit the Portfolio/Projects section and the Creative Journal. Also, reach out to me via social media or simple email via the Contact page.

Thanks for being here!

-  Troy Larsen