Working 9 to 5 in an office was never an option for The Bowtie Balloon Guy. Based in the south coast of England, in Hampshire, Rob started his working life as a cabinet-maker, but it wasn't long before Rob knew that that was not the life for him. So he threw in the towel – and utilising his creativity, passions and skills, turned to his true calling – to entertain.

Using one of his passions – magic – Rob built up a reputation as one of the leading children’s entertainers as Robbie the Wizard. Catering for parties for children of all ages, demand grew and all the local children wanted Robbie the Wizard at their party.

In more recent times, Rob has become known as The Bowtie Balloon Guy, and has become the “go-to-guy” for parties and events requiring balloon sculptures. Why “bowtie”? Because he has a passion for bowties! If you ever get the chance to see him in action, he’s sure to be sporting one of his wide collections. Building up a catalogue of unique, bespoke and original balloon models second to none, Rob has had the privilege of lecturing at various events across Europe, as well as being commissioned to create one-of-a-kind balloon models for specialist events.

His passion for creating balloon sculptures led him to complete a number of personal challenges, including “365 Days of Balloons”, where he created a new, unique model every day for a year, posting the results on social media.

He also created his “Twisted Cinema” project, where he recreated famous movie posters using balloon models. Other balloon projects include "An A to Z of Endangered Species" and his current project is a virtual journey around the world called "It's a Balloon World After All". You can follow his work on:


But that’s not all! Rob is also one half of the magic double act, The Vox Brothers, who bring a modern twist to classic magic routines and effects to the more corporate clientele.

The Vox Brothers

For 25+ years Rob has worked all over the world, honing his skills, performing magic, twisting balloons and creating new sculptures, and has become one of the most sought after and premier performers around. Rob Driscoll is a balloon modeller, a wizard, a Vox Brother, a photographer, a magician, but above all, an entertainer.

Rob Driscoll is The Bowtie Balloon Guy.