After winning Designer of the Year, one of the opportunities that came along was forming a relationship with Qualatex, a balloon manufacturer located in Wichita, KS. They invited me out to spend a long weekend teaching a class and working with a team of people to create a fee scenes for social media.
The class went well even though I was pretty nervous, and the photos from the styled shoot speak for themselves. What was interesting about this was that I had a team for the first time ever! usually I work alone but in this case I had a bunch of people putting together my designs!
Things moved so quick and there was so much attention to detail that isn't always necessary in regular balloon decor. But because these photos were going to be published, we spent extra time polishing the balloons, making some custom shapes by ironing foil balloons, and custom colors by double stuffing (sticking one balloon inside another).
It was an amazing trip and it was so fun to travel for work! Until I missed my flight home, but that's a story for another day. :)