Founder of Brooklyn Balloon Company
Robert Moy lives with his wife and 7 year old son in Williamsburg, where he founded Brooklyn Balloon Company in 2012. After earning a BS in Communications at Boston University, he worked briefly in graphic design and lighting design and photography before moving to NYC to study jewelry design at FIT. He designed for Ralph Lauren, and Kenneth Cole and Anne Klein, as well as his own line of fine jewelry.
Balloon artist is this father's newfound profession. His role as a father has sparked his interest in twisting, and after a few impromptu performances at kids parties of friends and relatives, he was urged to start a business and share his talents with a wider audience. "I've found that there's a demand for balloon craft that's modern, fresh and cool.
With his background in fashion, art and design and his impeccable craft, Robert creates balloon sculptures that amuse and fascinate kids - and adults! He can make anything in balloons - from miniature cars, wearable butterfly wings, to giant balloon dinosaurs. Robert is a natural entertainer, loves playing with children of all ages and knows how to keep them amazed. His evocative designs are intended to encourage creative and cooperative play.
Brooklyn Balloon Company now offers balloon magic shows, face painting and craft projects for parties. In addition to kids entertainment, Robert and his team also design custom wedding balloons, bar and bat mitzvah decor and large-scale balloon sculptures for corporate events. Robert is now a regular contributor for Garage Magazine, making monthly installations and videos that push the boundaries of balloon art.
Brooklyn Balloon Company supports eco-friendly practices by using balloons made of biodegradable latex rubber and offering natural paper ribbons. Robert volunteers regularly for kids events at New York City public schools and non-profits like American Red Cross and the Center for Domestic Violence.
Clients include Marc Jacobs, New York Public Library, Apple Seeds, Isaac Mizrahi, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avenues, Jewish Museum, Ford Foundation, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Lehman Prep, Super Soccer Stars, Washington Market School, Twinkle, International School of Brooklyn, Frolic!, Brooklyn Museum, Hip Tots Music Festival, Etsy, Preston Bailey, Temple Israel, Garage Magazine, Barclay's Center, Beginnings, Fete, Deutsche Bank, Village Community School, Brooklyn Friends, Kabbalah Centre, IAC and David Stark Design.
Brooklyn Balloon Company's balloon artists and face painters serve NYC are Time Out NY Kids Best Balloons 2014, Time Out NY Kids Best Entertainer 2013 and New York Magazine's Best of NY Kids 2013.