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burton+BURTON welcomes new member to company’s design and education team

Georgia-based burton+BURTON announced in a news release the addition of Edward Muñoz to its education team. Taking on the role of Education Balloon Specialist and Visual Designer, he will use his talents to teach burton+BURTON customers and employees about balloon décor and balloon art, as well as working with the visual team. He is an international award-winning instructor who has taught in Puerto Rico, Portugal and Spain.

MUNOZEdward Muñoz“Adding Edward to our team increases our ability to train customers and helps solidify our position as the industry leader in education,” said Maxine Burton, president and founder at burton+BURTON, in the release. “This hire also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the balloon industry and the balloon artists that support it.”

Muñoz attended the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela and received a degree in public accounting and finance. His true passion began in Caracas, Venezuela, where he worked designing elaborate balloon creations over 11 years. He then created his company, El Genio de los Globos, showcasing his award-winning designs. In 2014, he relocated to San Francisco, CA, where he continued to share his love for balloons.

Muñoz specializes in large-scale décor for big events and enjoys teaching others how to transform simple spaces into spectacular spaces. His nickname in industry circles is “The Balloon Genius.” He has participated in and won numerous design competitions around the world. In 2016, he was the Welcome Festivities Designer at the World Balloon Convention and most recently he was awarded Designer of the Year at FLOAT the Convention.

Muñoz has relocated to Bogart, GA, and is very excited to be joining the burton+BURTON team.