Founder of Brooklyn Balloon Company
Robert Moy lives in Williamsburg, where he founded Brooklyn Balloon Company in 2012. Graduating with a BS in Communications at Boston University, he later worked in graphic design and lighting. After moving to NYC to study jewelry at FIT, he worked several years in the fashion industry and eventually started his own line of fine jewelry.
He discovered balloon twisting by accident while at a party with his then 4 year old son and decided to take beginner balloon twisting classes. Four year later and VOILA! "I found that there's a demand for balloon craft that's modern, fresh and cool," says Moy. With his background in fashion, art and design along with his impeccable craft, Robert creates balloon sculptures and decor that amuse and fascinate kids and adults! He can make anything in balloon - from Chanel bags and Kanye West portraits to large scale museum installations. Robert takes ordinary balloons and transforms them into works of art.
This year Brooklyn Balloon Company was one of the artists at Refinery29's 29 Rooms, an interactive journey inside an entire warehouse block of art, technology and fashion. Beyond the Bubbles for Perrier consisted of 2 thousand helium balloons ranging in size from 4 inches to 4 feet in diameter surrounding a pool of sparkling water.
Last year, the Brooklyn Museum commissioned Brooklyn Balloon Company to make a Basquiat inspired installation for the 2015 Brooklyn Artists Ball honoring Jean-Michel Basquiat. Robert is also a contributor at Garage Magazine, the glossy publication by power patron Dasha Zhukova, making installations that push the boundaries of balloon art. With over 40k Instagram followers, Brooklyn Balloon Company is truly blowing up!
Clients include Marc Jacobs, New York Public Library, Vogue, Converse, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avenues, Jewish Museum, Governors Ball, Deutsche Bank, Coach, Instagram, Temple Israel, Garage Magazine, Barclay's Center, Etsy, Brooklyn Museum, Sotheby's, The High Line, Adidas x Stella McCartney, SoulCycle, Washington Market School, Cultured Magazine, Perrier, Ford Foundation, Burger King, Refinery29, KLM Airlines, J Crew, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Estee Lauder, David Stark Design, Reebok, Whole Foods, Gap, Victoria Secret, Squarespace, Jimmy Choo and The Standard.
Editorial in Vogue, Time Out NY Kids, I-D, New York Magazine, Refinery 29, Martha Stewart, Vulture, Style Me Pretty, Garage Magazine, Brooklyn Brides, The Fader, Red Tricycle, Collectista, Pirouette, American Express Open Forum, Buro 24/7, Town & Country, Paper, Insider Art, Celebrity Parents, Martha Stewart Weddings, Time Out NY, Bustle, The Everygirl, Grazia, NY Times Magazine, J Crew, Complex, Who What Wear, Trendhunter, Observer and Cultured Magazine
Brooklyn Balloon Company supports eco-friendly practices and uses balloons made of biodegradable latex rubber and paper ribbons. Nylon and tulle ribbons are recycled and donated to local elementary school art classes. The company believes in giving back to our kids and community by volunteering at NYC public school fundraising events, the Kite Festival in Williamsburg, Free Arts NYC and the Center for Domestic Violence.
Brooklyn Balloon Company's balloon artists, face painters and craft instructors service NYC. Time Out NY Kids Best Balloons 2014, Time Out NY Kids Best Entertainer 2013 and New York Magazine's Best of NY Kids 2013.