Balloon Artist

What Does A Balloon Artist Do?

A balloon artist creates balloon animals or other balloon decorations for various types of parties and events. 


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How Do I Become A Balloon Artist?

Although a college degree isn’t necessary to do this work, it will likely lead to more success. A four-year bachelor’s degree in fine arts or a related field will likely be very helpful.  A business-related degree may also be helpful. 

What is the Average Salary For A Balloon Artist?

The salary range will vary dramatically because most people who do this work are likely only doing it part-time.

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Balloon Artist?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Art
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Balloon Artist?

Most balloon artists are likely to work part-time for themselves.  Some perform during parties (primarily children’s parties), while others create their decorations at home or within their store and deliver them to party locations. 

What Is The Future Outlook For A Balloon Artist?

There will likely be strong competition for work in this industry. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Balloon Artist?