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No Project Too Big

Have a 10 story silo? Got a 4 story parking garage? No problem. Take a look at the size of some of the projects we have worked on and bring it on!

No Geographic Limitations

Have job, will travel! We love to travel and have an extensive list of projects all over the United States and into Canada.

Professional Service

With over 20 years of experience, FreeSky Studios is founded and ran by business (and marketing) minded, creative people.

FreeSky Studios is a 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 sign painting and creative mural work. With over 20 years of experience, we focus on partnering with our clients and expressing 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)

Mural artist Troy Freeman

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

Troy Freeman

Owner/ Lead Artist

Born and raised in “The Land of Lincoln” (Central Illinois), Troy started his mural painting career while still in high school; painting mascots in the gym for his high school’s conference. This led to him doing similar jobs for other rural schools, which eventually led to him doing sign painting work for local farmers and businesses.

After high school, Troy began illustrating books, and went on his first book publicity tour working with clients in San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoenix, AR, and New York.

As a self taught graphic designer and web developer, in 2002 he started and operated a successful Design / Web / Branding company which ran for over 15 years. “I loved working with my clients, designing and establishing their brand, but after about a decade, I found myself spending all my time putting out fires and managing employees so I scaled everything back, switched my focus back to painting and am so glad I did.”

Troy is a rare breed, combining his Midwest hospitality, dedication to customer service, project management and ability to deliver projects of any size or scale for his clients has made him the “go to guy” for marketing agencies, sign shops, residents, and commercial clients alike. 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. “When sign painting, I totally understand the value, importance and detail the logo or sign represents. For those jobs, brand management and visual impact is priority #1; I become a representative of that brand and we become a team. For my mural work, I try to spend a lot of time getting to know my client and really try to engrain myself into the culture or community that I am working with. If I can capture that essence, we are guaranteed to create something wonderful.

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: an 8-year- old at home, and the eldest, who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy.


“Through others comments and my own observations, I remain astounded by not only your skill in effortlessly painting the logo, but also by your positive attitude and way with the farming and ranching families that chose to engage this effort. It was a pleasure hearing them compliment the fine painter we are blessed to have on our team.”

John Stika, president, Certified Angus Beef®

“We’ve had great success in working with Troy over the past 3 years on several projects. In our industry, it is not easy to find a business with the skill, expertise, and professionalism that we have found at Free Sky. We look forward to every project we do with him. We are also recommending FreeSky Studios to other partners that need similar services in our industry.”

Tony Stoering, VP of Business, Billups International (Syngenta Seed)

“Springfield Sharefest had the honor of working with Troy Freeman and the team at FreeSky Studios for our Extreme School Makeovers. His contribution allowed our project to elevate to the next level. What Troy adds to a team and to a design is really priceless. Can’t thank him enough!”

Springfield Sharefest Leadership

“Troy was recommended as a local artist when our car dealership was looking for a someone to do a large piece on the windows of dealership. He was professional, worked timely, and was reasonably priced.”

Keith Redman, P&G Auto Group

“Troy is great! He’s fun to work with and his work is beautiful. He did a mural at the nonprofit agency I work at and all of our kids LOVE it. It makes our office bright and cheerful!”

Brooke T, Family Service Center