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Rouse Technologies LLC is the the Clemson, SC USA based administrator of six areas of Rouse Original Technologies. The first five are each backed up by a separate Rouse patent in the USA. The sixth is a gathering of more Rouse It Original Technologies that have not been patented.

Each of these six areas of technology and the ways YOU may benefit from them are the subject of separate blog categories within the “Just Rouse It” blog (http://justrouseit.com/blog)


Graham came to the balloon industry in 1983 with a degree in Psychology and membership in several honor societies at East Carolina University. He also had a degree in Environmental Design from North Carolina State University and a year of seminary at Duke University.

Graham had experience working as a truck driver, draftsman, designer, book salesman, camp counselor, house master, preacher, teacher and soldier before joining the NC Division of Services for the Blind as a rehabilitation counselor. He moved to a role as designer and as supervisor in the Randolph Shepard Act Program for the blind in North Carolina.

Graham started in the balloon industry as a twister and entertainer, but his inventions have lead him to spend more time on the decorator side of isle in more recent years.

  • He has five patents on technology for the balloon industry.
  • He has earned 5 international design awards including “Designer Of The Year”.
  • He is one of only a few artists in the world to have a one man, public art gallery exhibit of his balloon work.
  • He has exhibited and taught balloon arts around the world, including sessions with his wife and partner, Mary Queen Rouse, in Japan, Korea, Australia, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Canada, England, France, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Spain & Italy.
  • Graham and Mary Queen have produced their own branded, “RouseABOUT” seminars in the USA, France and Sweeden.
  • They have taught broadly across the USA at regional, national and international conventions including the old NABA conventions, IBAC conventions, Flowers, Inc (Ballooniversity) , IBA convention, West Coast Event, Balloon Camp, All Star Review conventions, and a host of distributor seminars and QBN sponsored events.
  • Graham’s art and instructions have been published around the world including in Images magazine and in Balloons & Parties Today magazine.
  • He was in the first class of CBAs (Pioneer Balloon Company sponsored  “Certified Balloon Artist” designation within the Qualatex Balloon Network).
  • He has served as an examiner for new CBAs.
  • He has served as an officer in a Qualatex Balloon Network chapter.
  • He has served as a judge for international balloon art competitions

You may learn more of Graham’s personal story and perspective on the balloon industry in his personal blog; Making It With Balloons Blog, A Personal Perspective On Making Things, Making Success And Making A Difference With Balloons.



  1. Hello Graham, I just signed up to BVSmall.com It’s been along time since we (Brenda Roed and I (Karen Roine) have seen you. You were so gracious to help us out one year at the convention in Vegas.
    I love your videos and your products and intend to get more involved in using them. I made a cell phone once from your banner product. Any chance you’ll be at WBC in New Orleans?
    Please give our best to Mary Queen.
    Yours truly,
    Karen Roine (Balloon Emporium) Vancouver Island Canada
    and Brenda Roed (Highlight Balloons) Kelowna, BC Canada

    1. It is so good to hear from you!
      — Thanks for your kind words. I am so glad we made a favorable and lasting impression.
      — We have not made plans for WBC 2016 yet. It should be a great convention and we hope to be there.
      — We would love to see pictures of the RMS cell phone.
      — Mary sends her best back to you.
      — Do contact us as you make decorating plans. Maybe we can make suggestions that will be helpful.


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