When you are choosing a name for your design firm, and your last name is Trouba, certain options tend to stand out. However, the name Troubadour had other relevant and philosophical qualifications as well. First, the historical significance. Troubadours were poet-musicians in central and southern Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries. The tradition of a traveling musician communicating the news of the day through music and stories is carried on to this day with Troubadours now taking the stage in concert halls and clubs, pubs and late night talk shows. I strive to bring that same spirit of art, humor and communication to my work.