We hired Dan somewhat last minute for my son's Bar Mitzvah. There were 50 kids--4 young ones around 4 or 5 years old and about 46 12- and 13-year-olds. There was some question going in as to whether or not the young teens would be interested in balloons. They were. They lined up. . .over and over. Dan was great. He was friendly and was creative with balloon creations. The kids were delighted. He showed up right on schedule and was very professional. I recommend him highly.Apr 19, 2015
Was very satisfied. He did a great job... The kids were happy with thier balloons and were definitely kept entertained. Would use him again in the future. HankDec 3, 2012Verified
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Years in business8
Times hired on Thumbtack10
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a thing about trying to mostly do my own work, when possible. That being said I am making up new shapes all the time. I do sometimes meet up with other balloon artists and we share our recent balloon discoveries. More often though, if I am stumped on how to make something, it is contemplation that leads me to a good design.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've made balloons since middle school. I was in a magic shop and was like, this must be the most magical thing in the store, buy it for me, mom! Recently I stumbled upon an ad for balloon artists working in restaurants. It was as if all my fears of having a boring life were just washed away as I rekindled the dreams from my childhood.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I go to several restaurants a week and entertain the kids while they would otherwise be wanting to run around while waiting for their food. Balloon art is a billion times better than having their parents say "sit still" every 10 seconds. Aside from that I do plenty of private parties, and occasionally I make decorations.