About Troy DeShano
Troy DeShano is an artist and designer based out of Traverse City, Michigan. After spending much of his twenties battling cancer, Troy found himself sharing stories of his personal trials through art and design via his blog Strong Odors.
As a result Troy launched his freelance design and illustration business Ten Point Studio in 2009, has exhibited fine art in galleries around Michigan as well as Chicago and Minneapolis, and has also gained international recognition for his collaborative design projects FUTURALBUM and Old & New Project.
Troy also serves on staff at Michigan Legacy Art Park, and has been a happy husband and proud parent for the past 17 years.
About Strong Odors
Sometimes it is sweet, sometimes startling, sometimes it just stinks…
But it isn’t really about “good” or “bad.” it is about experiencing life—from the aroma of an apple pie wafting over from grandma’s windowsill to the unbearable stench of an angry Tazmanian devil…
Strong odors make life life.
Currently I’m looking for new editorial and publishing clients. I’d love to do illustrations for your book, magazine or advertising. Please contact me today!
I am also available to speak at your design, art or faith-based event. My topics include creativity, faith, suffering and how the intersection of them all can be the most potent experiences of life. Please contact me for speaking references.