Troy Allen Coleman

Creative Director

Seattle, WA, USA

Work Experience


Principal Designer

Forget the concept of magical ability and its evil twin phrase, "I'm just not good at that." As a designer turned wetland ecologist turned designer again, Troy is art and Troy is science. He went from tromping through the Pacific Northwest as a soils chemist to branding "Halo 3" at Bungie and then designing "Taste Magazine" for PCC Natural Markets. In our band of scrappy go-getters, he's shown that with a buncha brains and exploration, he gets stuff done and gets it done right. Take a look around and see for yourself.
February 2014 - Present Washington, United States

PCC Natural Markets

Senior Visual Designer

BRAND MANAGEMENT: Work with Marketing, Merchandising and Creative Directors to define and establish a more cohesive PCC brand for product and packaging design, editorial and advertising design, and digital web and video production design.

EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISING DESIGN: Work closely with Creative Director, staff writers and Creative Services Team to design and produce the monthly PCC TASTE Magazine and Sound Consumer member newsletter. Responsible for the design, production and project management of all PCC print based advertising.

PACKAGING DESIGN: Collaborate with Marketing and Merchandizing Directors to design and produce PCC private label product packaging while adhering to established corporate branding standards.
January 2012 - February 2014 Washington, United States

People For Puget Sound

Creative Services Manager

Managed the Creative Services department and was responsible for the overall direction of People For Puget Sound’s visual brand and creative efforts including: graphic design, marketing, promotions, and advertising. Supported the organization's policies and programs, development activities and administrative functions through production of printed and electronic collateral, as well as through direction and brand guidance on all outreach and communications developed at the staff level.

+ Established and managed the Creative Services Department to provide creative solutions to programmatic communications and outreach needs

+ Established and maintained organization–wide branding guidelines across all programs

+ Consistently delivered high-impact print collateral and digital communications on time and often under budget

+ Implemented and utilized project management and task delegation procedures using ‘The Action Method’
October 2007 - September 2011 Washington, United States


Graphic Designer

Products Shipped: Halo 3

Responsible for the design and production of the Halo 3 / Bungie Studios Complete Product Style Guide as well as for the development of product specific style and color guides provided to 3rd party vendors creating Bungie and Halo 3 licensed hardgoods such as action figures, comic books, clothing, and Xbox 360 accessories.

Provided feedback to vendors for color correction, modeling details and usage of branded elements to ensure the highest quality products and to preserve the integrity of the Halo 3 and Bungie Studios brands.

Worked closely with studio art director and creative manager to design Halo 3 game packaging and other game related collateral, products, and assets including soundtracks, t-shirts, posters, and print publication advertising.
January 2007 - October 2007 Kirkland, Washington, United States

Troy Coleman Project

Independent Creative Professional

May 2005 - Present Washington, United States

The Watershed Company

Marketing Designer

Responsible for complete design and production of all print collateral, including posters, proposals, project reports, presentations, conceptual landscape design, digital mapping and CAD design.

Other duties included wetland and stream delineation studies, water quality monitoring design and implementation, data collection and analysis, and permitting document assistance as required by federal, county and city regulations.
September 2003 - May 2005 Washington, United States


University Of Washington

Bachelor of Science: Forestry

Studied Sustainable Resource Science (major) and Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry (minor) through the College of Forest Resources
September 1999 - June 2003 Seattle, United States

Skagit Valley Community College

AA/UCT: Theatre Arts

September 1996 - June 1999 Mount Vernon, Washington, United States

Art Institute Of Seattle

AA: Graphic Design

September 1990 - June 1992 Seattle, United States


4-color Process And Pre-press, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Annual Report Design And Production, Booklet Design, Branding, Complete Event Collateral Design And Production, Knowledge Of Typographic Rules And Classification, Letterpress Design, Project And Task Management Using The Action Method From Bēhance, Putting Ink On Paper, UI Design , Visual And Corporate Identity Design,

Additional Information

References available upon request.