Martin Blais is originally from the Gaspé region of Québec in Canada, an area that has cultivated many of Québec’s musicians and artists. A kite maker for over 15 years, Martin focuses on new ways to harness the wind to paint the sky – whether through banners, soft kites, or large windsocks. Blais literally stumbled into the art of kite making while walking in the park. He noticed a man making kites and struck up a conversation that peaked Blais' interest. Martin, who studied civil engineering in college, learned to sew, began making kites and discovered he had a knack for it. Blais realized he could earn a living selling kites, so the hobby became his livelihood. In addition to working with New Tech, Martin has a thriving custom banner business – www.bellwetherbanners.com/.