When Troy was seven years old his parents gave him a sewing machine and a Computer; it all started there.
Troy’s studies carried him from computer sciences in the Rocky Mountains to Fashion Design in New York City. It was from there the production centers of Europe entered his worldview. Troy started studying Italian and studying abroad.
Upon graduating he went back to Florence to be close to the design and production of clothing and design objects designing collections for Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier and Emilio Cavallini. Italy has expanded Troy’s design in a multitude of materials/techniques such as Knitwear, Denim, Leather, Tailored suitings, fine dresses and technical fibers.
In a brief period Troy was exposed to a complete world of Fibers, Textiles, Yarns, Knits, Wovens, Bonded, Hide and Fur. This passion led Troy back into University when he was asked by the Director of Pitti Imagine to teach and research Digital Modeling for Fashion Design at the IUAV University of Venice.
These themes have been expanded into Wearable Technology, 3D Modeling/Printing, Interaction Design, and New Media Graphic Design which he teaches at the IED Institute of European Design, and ISIA in Florence.
Troy is a member of the Wearables for Italy Team that explores Wearable Applications in Florence www.wearabletechnology.it and a founding member of the Florence Fab Lab.
Programmer, system administrator, creative, entrepreneur and maker.
Since 1996 he served as project manager, consultant and technology officer in industrial and research projects of any size across Italy and Europe, which gave him the opportunity to develop experience in the fields of cultural heritage, e-health, digital preservation, multimodal interfaces, web and mobile publishing.
During his career he also founded two IT start-ups, held workshops at international conferences and events, and has been interviewed by national and international press.
Programming has always been one of his greatest passions: he has a broad expertise in systems, web and mobile software development, open-source and open hardware, embedded systems, and electronics.
He has published dozens of mobile apps for the biggest Italian publishers, several of which have been featured and selected as App of the year in the italian iTunes App store.
He is currently conducting research on wearable technologies, affective computing and smart connected devices, while starting a FabLab in his town Cascina, Italy.