FreeSky Studios is a Springfield, IL based professional mural painting and sign painting business founded by lead artist and business owner, Troy Freeman to provide commercial and residential clients with a professional source for quality, creative work. With over 20 years of mural painting experience, we focus on delivering quality service marked with exceptional talent and professionalism in every project we do.

“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art of all.”

– Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)


FreeSky Studios carries full insurance to cover the building, public property, pedestrians, vehicles, FreeSky employees, etc. Whatever your project is, we’ve got you covered.

No Project Too Big

Have a 6 story silo you need painted? Got a 4 story parking garage you want spruced up? No problem. Take a look at the size of some of the projects we have worked on and bring it on!

No Geographic Limitations

FreeSky Studios is based in Springfield, Illinois but that does not mean we have to stay here! We easily handle projects throughout the Midwest and beyond. Have job, will travel!

Professional Service

With over 20 years of experience, FreeSky Studios is founded and ran by business (and marketing) minded, creative people.  Check us out below for more info…


  • Cities and Townships

    • Tourism based murals
    • Historic murals
    • Wayfinding
    • Public Beautification
  • Businesses

    • Large scale branding
    • Artistic interior/ exterior signage
    • Window splash painting
    • Create ambiance for any space
  • Residential

    • Customize your child’s bedroom
    • Create an amazing man cave
    • Faux finishes
    • Trompe L’oeol effects
  • Schools

  • Amusement Parks

  • Airports, etc…

Mural artist Troy Freeman

Troy Freeman detailing some fence posts at the Springfield Christian Preschool lobby mural.

Troy Freeman

Owner/ Lead Artist

Since childhood, Troy has always loved art. It all started with drawings, and making his own books, and by the time he was in high school, progressed to more involved paintings. School administrators asked him to paint mascots – his school’s and all of its rivals’ – in the gym; once complete, calls from other schools, farmers and businesses requesting their own paintings started to come in.

In college, Troy began illustrating books, and went on his first book publicity tour. Today, he has 15 published titles to his name as a self-managed freelance illustrator. In 2002, he founded Digitall Designs, a graphics and web design business that provided another avenue to cultivate his creativity and artistic project management.

Staying hands-on creatively is a priority for Troy, who has been painting murals in a variety of settings for more than 15 years. His clients range from residential to schools, amusement parks, businesses, cities and townships. Regardless of project, Troy views each one as an opportunity to use his talents and further his creative calling – as well as his faith, which he credits as the true source of his abilities.

Large-scale painting brings a unique set of considerations, and is somewhat a niche endeavor. Over the years, Troy has collaborated and learned from paint experts across the country to get insight on working on different styles of “canvas,” such as metal, wood or glass.

Troy makes his home in central Illinois, with his wife, Dr. Billie Jarvis-Freeman, a professor at Lincoln Christian University. They are the proud parents of two “bookend” daughters: a 7-year- old at home, and the eldest, who is serving in the U.S. Navy.

  • Self managed free lance illustrator with 15 published titles to his name
  • Free lance mural and sign painter for over 15 years
  • Over 15 years of artistic project management experience
  • Founded Digitall Designs in 2002, grew business into a very successful web and graphic design business
  • Named one of Springfield’s “40 Under 40” in 2006
  • Named Volunteer of the Year by Downtown Springfield Inc. in 2007
  • One of five business owners nominated for Small Business Award (Businesses Under $1 Million) by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce in 2008