Since October 2nd, 2009 we were known as Twist With Me 2. Twist With Me 2, was started by Chris Tribuna who had an obsession with balloons since he was young. His parents did not take Chris to his friends birthday parties because he would want to take all of their balloons. When he was in 6th grade, Chris decided to turn his childhood obsession into a profession and thus created Twist With Me 2.
After decorating hundreds of events under Twist With Me 2, in February of 2017, Chris decided that it was time for a change and a new name. He wanted something that would better embody his company and the services that it provides; as a result, Balloon Design Studio was created!
In 2011, Chris Tribuna won 3rd place in an international balloon twisting competition for his original fun and festive clown.
In 2014, Chris flew out to the World Balloon Convention in Denver, CO to further his knowledge in balloons. Prior to attending the convention, Chris passed his online exam to become a Certified Balloon Artist (CBA). While in Denver, he took the 4 hour hands on exam to complete the requirements and he officially became a CBA.
"The most respected and comprehensive certification program in the balloon industry, the CBA recognizes dedicated individuals who have achieved the highest levels of skill and demonstrated their ability in balloon gifts, bouquets, and decorating."
In 2018, Balloon Design Studio became a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) by The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
To our owner, Chris Tribuna for being named one of the "40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40 Class of 2019" by BEQ Pride Magazine, a national publication.
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