How to become a Gemar® Ambassador?
Becoming a Gemar® Ambassador provides your business with credibility and opportunity. It is the perfect platform to showcase your skills and establish yourself as an influencer in the industry.
The careful selection of Gemar® Ambassador’s involves about identifying talented individuals, waiting for the right opportunity and we would like to provide it. If you feel this is in you, then you are invited to apply
to the Gemar® team today.
To see if you qualify, simply send in a CV and include pictures and/or videos of sculptures you have already made. The next part of the process is a day evaluation in Gemar’s hometown, Casalvieri. You will be able to
work alongside our existing masters and demonstrate your ability to lift the moment in extraordinary ways.
Gemar® Ambassador description
Gemar® Ambassadors are global balloon artists and enthusiasts bringing this incredible craft to others through education and information. They are champions representing the core values of Gemar® while showcasing high
quality products and innovative designs.
Gemar® Ambassadors are independent influencers in balloon art who work with Gemar® balloons because they value superior sustainable resources for their creations. Equally Gemar® is proud to endorse leaders in the industry
and support the preservation of balloon modelling as a true art form.
Luz Paz is a globally well-known balloon artist. She shares Gemar’s passion of balloons and has a distinct eye for detail, creating unique and breath-taking designs with style and panache. She is a favourite among celebrities who seek her out to provide extraordinary displays and entertainment for their functions. Her fame has led to feature articles such at this one in VoyageMIA.
Somehow Luz manages to fit all this innovation in around being a wife and mother to three boys and a little girl. Luckily her devoted husband of 14 years, Omar truly believes in his wife’s extraordinary talent and has contributed to her success in every way possible.
Luz was introduced to the Gemar® product through Funny Balloons and she has been inspired to teach the art of balloon displays as a result. She has an incredible store in Florida with a huge variety of premium Gemar® balloons available to buy in beautiful, unique colours, shapes and sizes.
Gergő born in 1990, comes from Hungary. Although he started his working life as an economist, he quickly realised his passion was in balloon art. In 2010, he learnt how to twist balloons and shortly afterwards became
a full-time magician/juggler and balloon twister. He continues to be amazed by the joy he brings to people from his talent.
In 2014 Gergő joined Funny Box Kft, Gemar’s Hungarian distributor. His passion for balloons is on a majestic scale – he made numerous huge balloon structures all across Hungary.
Gergő also works as an entertainer (Line twisting, child parties) and as a clown doctor.
27-year-old Viktor Polgár from Zalaegerszeg in Hungary, has dedicated over 15 years of his life to bringing a smile to those around him through his work, hobby and passion of balloon art. Creating eye-catching balloon
figures, sculptures and decorations that have detail as well as extravagance – Viktor’s work is both spectacular and impressive.
He creates over 100 displays every year, supported by his small team from West Hungary. In addition, he loves to share his passion by training others to do the same. He continues to expand his repertoire by continuously
developing new creations and pushing boundaries with one intention – to bring a smile to people’s faces.
Irina has been in the balloon art industry for nearly a decade. She started her journey selling balloons but as a regular reader of the Sharm-Art magazine she soon became fascinated with the creative skill of balloon
art. One day, the magazine ran a competition and without question, she entered.
She was quickly picked up by the chief editor of the magazine, Tatiana Petrovna Levina, who recognised her natural talent and decided to help Irina get the best opportunities to learn, grow and show the world what
she was capable of.
Tatiana pointed her in the direction of specialist festivals around Russia. Irina was both nervous and excited at her first event, she was all alone, but she cherished the opportunity and soon built the team Golden
Hands to support her. They are still going strong today and win prizes regularly in festivals across Russia.
In 2012 Irina started teaching balloons art skills and has now taught in more than 14 countries, sharing her love of balloons worldwide. She is the only Russian to have won a prize from the Sharm-Art magazine and
we are delighted to have her on our Gemar® team as one of our treasured ambassadors.
Irina Gvozdenko discovered the world of balloon art in 2012 and she hasn’t looked back. She
has a natural talent and quickly developed sophisticated techniques, using balloons in much the
same way as a painter uses oil and pigment.
Irina has created some stunning works of art, from small sculptures to huge installations that
astound everyone who sees them with their originality and innovation. You can see examples of
her work in Russian and foreign magazines as well as international balloon catalogues.
Irina Gvozdenko has been a valued member of the Gemar team since 2016, sharing her secrets
in workshops and master classes. We are thrilled to have her as a Gemar® Ambassador.
After working with Aerodesign for more than a decade, Veronika learnt a great deal from the world-famous masters there. She was able to exhibit her skills on a world stage by presenting at large scale festivals
Her organisational skills are phenomenal as she organised the international festival of aero design in Ukraine ODESSA BALLOON FEST, which culminated in a parade of Humorina, a spectacular display of creative innovation.
Proving that people and connection are as important to her as balloon art, Veronika is the founder of the largest chat community of aero designs in Ukraine with nearly 800 participants.
Her business, Veronika Present, is a manufacturer of special equipment and accessories for aero design. Her company is able to organise complex holidays and events for her customers and embraces the joy of balloons
at these events whenever possible.
We are very proud to have Veronika on our team and in our family. We look forward to lifting the moment together.
Omar Bucio is the newest member of the Gemar® family and what makes Omar’s addition to the Gemar® family quite special is that he is following in the footsteps of his incredible talented wife, Luz Paz.
They are running a very successful party shop in Florida and they are travelling the world with Gemar®, showcasing their high-level balloon art talent and teaching it to others.
It is unusual in a marriage to find two very talented individuals with the same passion, but it was an absolute joy for us to discover that Luz’s husband had an equal creative flair.
The two of them together are absolutely limitless. They bring out the best in each other and push each other’s creative boundaries. As a family business, it’s particularly joyful to be part of another family in such a beautiful way.
‘There is nothing impossible!’ Omar said when we approached him. He loves working side by side with his beloved wife and we love the increased power they both hold to lift the moment even higher.
Her passion for balloons began in Venezuela after her own children were born. She suddenly had an outlet to explore her creative side more, something that she had been interested in her whole life but never found the time or reason to pursue.
She decided to introduce high-level children’s parties ‘Recreaciones Estrellas magicas’. This gave Yulys the opportunity to push her creative boundaries and organise exciting, inspiring parties for her guests.
However, it was only when her granddaughter Nathalia was born, that she truly decided to pursue her dream and discover the magical power of balloons.
Yulys trained with world famous balloon artists like Guido Verhoef and continued to widen her artistic horizon with the likes of Irina Lobanova, Anatoly and Sergey Shevchenko, Alex Hernández and Luz Paz.
Yulys understood not only the full potential of balloon art but the impact of quality, sustainable balloons on the end result.
We welcome Yulys onto our ambassador team, we are confident that together we can lift the moment in style.
Lia has always been creative and started out as a makeup artist until one day she offered to create a balloon display. It was lucky for us that she did, since that first display ignited a passion for balloon art that has transformed her into a global leader in the industry.
As Lia’s vision and passion have grown, she has become a true artist. She loves working with colour and incorporating accessories to create stunning works of art that are full of creativity. Her sculptures are always a little different, exciting and innovative in every beautiful detail.
Owner of the shop Balloons by Lia Leottau, Lia is a keen business woman who has captivated a global audience with her talents. Yet she still finds time to enjoy music, dancing and heading out for fun with her friends. The energy and joy she experiences on the dancefloor can be seen in the grace and form of Lia’s sculptures, which truly are balloon art at its best.
In 2013 Denis was working in a restaurant when, quite by chance, he discovered that one of his customers was a balloon artist and was looking for employees. Intrigued, Denis agreed to give balloon modelling a try. Little did he know that he was beginning a journey that would soon see him among the best in the world!
A few years later, Denis was working on a difficult project and was looking for help. Several people recommended that he contact Ran Nitka and it proved to be a wonderful recommendation.
Denis and Ran made a fantastic team and were soon working together regularly.
As a child, Ran had been diagnosed with a condition that caused his eyesight to deteriorate, but Denis says that at first he didn’t truly understand what that would mean. Unfortunately he would find out two years later. The pair were working on a spectacular design for a balloon conference when Ran lost his remaining sight and became completely blind.
It was a difficult time for Ran but Denis was not prepared to let his friend flounder. Instead he reassured Ran that he wouldn’t allow him to leave the world of balloon art, and would act as Ran’s eyes if he had to. It was a generous act of friendship and one which Ran will never forget.
Now the pair work together and have big ambitions. No matter what, they will continue to conquer new peaks and make their dreams a reality.
Ran is one of our Isralian Ambassadors and is a man with a truly inspiring story. Born with retina atrophy in both eyes, he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at a very young age. This meant that his sight would slowly deteriorate and he would become completely blind.
After 20 years working in logistics Ran realised that he would soon be forced to leave his job as his eyesight got progressively worse, but he had no idea what he could do instead.
A chance encounter led to Ran discovering the joy and creativity of balloon art. He began with the simple shapes of all new balloon artists, twisting dogs and hearts, but very quickly realised that this was something he could be passionate about. Within a few days he was determined to be one of the best balloon artists in the world.
Over the years that followed Ran practiced his new art, developing his creativity as well as technical skills. He won competitions and became well known as a talented balloon artist.
It was then that the inevitable happened and Ran finally became completely blind. It was a very difficult time and he considered giving up his beloved balloons, as he couldn’t imagine continuing with his design work.
Luckily for all of us Ran’s colleague Dennis Gretzbein told him “You’re not leaving the field, even if I have to give you my eyes” and ever since that day the pair have worked together, with Dennis acting as Ran’s eyes.
Ran believes that as a blind person he follows a different thought process to those who can see. His imagination breaks boundaries, seeing the completed work before it has even been started. His ambition is to be one of the ten most influential balloon artists in the world, to inspire people to believe in themselves and make their dreams a reality no matter what obstacles they face.
Ran transformed his own life with balloon art, and he will continue to touch many more.
Tamiplipe’s unusual name was given to him by his young daughter, who couldn’t pronounce Jean-Philippe.
In 2008 “Tampilipe Le Magnifique” was created, originally as a street artist. He enjoyed entertaining passers by with fakir and juggling, but it wasn’t long before Tampilipe discovered the joy of balloons.
Tampilipe was captivated first by balloon sculpture, then by decor and he uses his skills to create beautiful pieces that can make any occasion truly magical.
For a few years balloon modelling was little more than a wonderful hobby, but a hobby that grew and grew! Transforming people’s parties was great fun, but it took up more and more time until Tampilipe was forced to choose.
Either give up balloons, or make them his career. Luckily for us, he chose to invest in balloon art, giving up other work and learning from some of the top balloon artists.
These days he travels all over Switzerland, and beyond, creating stunning decor for shopping centers, corporate spaces and private events. Tampilipe believes that if he can imagine something, see it with his mind, then he can create it with balloons, and we think he’s probably right about that.
Was born in 1980 in Brazil. In 1993, at the age of 13, he made his first party decoration with balloons for his cousin’s birthday. After that he decided to work with balloons and his whole life was dedicated to this.
Alisson attended the Federal University of Plastic Arts. In his few free hours, he likes to sew, cook, entertain friends and go out with his dogs. But his biggest passion is balloons. Attention to details and desire to produce art is his greatest inspiration, being able to observe anything and produce art through balloons, realizing forms and expressions of our fantasy in celebration of life. He likes working with balloons because through it he can express all his creativity and his feelings.
Alisson sees it as his mission to create customized projects with the aim of bringing people to have unforgettable and remarkable moments through his art and passion for balloons.
Today, after a 26-year career in balloon decoration, Alisson says that balloons have allowed him to live, learn, travel and dream.
“Enjoy the present, live this day, all days are unique” Alisson said when we asked him about his life motto. And we agree with him and welcome him to our Gemar Ambassadors team. We are sure that together we can lift each moment.
Many years ago as a young child in France, a sweet-seller took a shine to Fabrice and gifted him a rabbit-shaped balloon on a copper wand. His eyes opened wide, and he was instantly hooked. This magical moment, shared with his grandfather, sparked a lifelong passion for balloons and has remained vivid in his memory to this day.
So when, after 25 years in the military, Fabrice decided to take his career in a totally new direction, he went back to his childhood interest. BALLOONS BY FABRICE was created in 2010 and has since gone from strength to strength.
Fabrice’s creativity with balloons is wide-ranging and inspirational, including balloon animations and a balloon play. Most of all though, he’s best known for organic decoration and large-scale displays. These include a musical stage set of more than 20,000 balloons at the Casino de Paris (2021), and an XXXL fashion set for the leading couturier Giambattista Valli at the Espace Vendome (2022). He brings experience, energy and imagination to Gemar.