The Artist – Derek Wong

There is one mastermind behind all these awesome balloon arts created by Twisted Inflations, and this is Derek Wong. So, who is Derek you may ask. Well, Derek is one of the few Certified Balloon Artists (CBA) in Canada who excels in creating all sorts of things form, you guessed it, balloons! But he is not just your typical balloon guy, nope! Dogs, giraffes, swords, and hats? Sure, not a problem, that stuff won’t even make him break a sweat. But the creme de la creme of what he does are his balloon sculptures, decorations, backdrops and centerpieces just to name a few. His works have popped up at various parties, weddings, craft shows, and numerous events including 2013 Richmond Hill Multicultural Fest, and the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2014.

His passion for his art could also be seen when he placed 4 times in ColorQuest balloon sculpture contests by Balloon Magic the Magazine respectively, and won multiple achievement awards in World Balloon Convention 2014. So you know he is not full of hot air!

 

The Awards and Achievements

 

2015

  • First Place – ColorQuest GOLDEN ROD color balloon sculpture contest by Balloon Magic the Magazine
  • Second Place – ColorQuest CORAL color balloon sculpture contest by Balloon Magic the Magazine
  • Third Place – 12 Minutes Balloon Sculpture Competition by Twist & Shout Balloon Convention 2015

2014

  • Silver Achievement – Deliverable Sculpture Competition by World Balloon Convention 2014
  • Bronze Achievement – Balloon Fashion Competition by World Balloon Convention 2014
  • Bronze Achievement – Balloon Hat Competition by World Balloon Convention 2014
  • Bronze Achievement – Balloon Column Competition by World Balloon Convention 2014
  • Bronze Achievement – Balloon Figure Competition by World Balloon Convention 2014
  • Certificate of Recognition – by City of Markham/CCREBA

2013

  • Best “Get Through The Door” Sculpture of Rochester stop – by TJam on the Road 2013
  • First Place – ColorQuest ROSE color balloon sculpture contest by Balloon Magic the Magazine
  • Third Place – ColorQuest Blush color balloon sculpture contest by Balloon Magic the Magazine
  • Second Place – The Florida Super Jam Balloon Logo contest by Balloon Art Org
  • Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) Designation – by Qualatex/Pioneer Balloon