A Day in the Life: Q+A with Troy Sayers

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I’m an artist and graphic designer. We lived all over the country when I was a kid, so I’m not from any one place. My dad was in the Coast Guard so I grew up on the beach, or you could say many beaches. My roots are in Ohio and so it’s always been home for me. I work in my home studio in northwest Columbus.


My favorite coffee spot is my kitchen table looking out the bay window at the birds in the feeders. I’m a bit of coffee snob and I grind fresh beans with each pot. I take it straight black.

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My workday varies and I need that. For design projects, I always start at the drawing table and migrate to the computer. It’s important for me to have a hands-on tactile component to every job. It’s common for me to be working on more than one project at a time of various disciplines. I’ll have a painting and a piece of sculpture going on as well as computer design work. A good flow like this is both meditative; clearing my head between jobs and gives me the variety I need to stay fresh.



5 years ago I founded Center For Accessible Art, a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to make art accessible to segments that wouldn’t otherwise have access to art. All of our programs are free and we’ve worked with a wide variety of people of all ages and cultures. Every Thursday evening you’ll find me at Friendship Village of Dublin drawing with the seniors. It’s not too far from Harvest Pizza where my wife and I like to meet up after the workshop.