Flower Shop Owner Head Floral Designer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Dedicated horticulture professional with over 30 years in the industry and a history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new challenges and technologies. Excellent reputation for resolving problems. Has extensive knowledge of the floral industry, greenhouse management, and landscaping, with a strong desire to share that knowledge in a useful, practical way.

  • Floral and plant knowledge
  • Flower arranging for everyday and special occasions
  • Basic math
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Conflict resolution
  • Adaptability
  • Detail-oriented
  • Microsoft Office
Work History
09/2007 to 01/2020
Flower Shop Owner/Head Floral Designer 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. Lake Forest, IL,
  • Worked with business partner to identify design requirements for each project.
  • Gathered and bought all materials needed to successfully complete projects, including fresh flowers, plants and hard goods.
  • Maintained floral and plant design knowledge by attending various workshops, professional society gatherings, and meetings.
  • Applied knowledge of production to create high-quality arrangements.
  • Met with customers to present sample arrangements and collect information for adjustments.
  • Contributed design ideas in early planning stages with customers and project assistants.
  • Applied understanding of horticulture principals and deep technical knowledge to translate design ideas into complete arrangements that fulfilled customers needs.
  • Evaluated project scope and development schedule, and collaborated closely with project owners to establish parameters.
  • Prepared various floral arrangements, including potted plants and bouquets based on customer requirements.
  • Collaborated closely with customers to create unique designs for bouquets, wreaths and gifts.
  • Properly package flowers and plants for damage-free delivery.
  • Quoted, generated and processed customer orders to meet specifications and various occasions.
  • Maintained thorough knowledge of needs, characteristics and varieties of flowers and greenery used in shop to inform arrangement decisions and provide information to customers.
  • Consulted with clientele to discuss special occasion floral designs for weddings, funerals and other events.
  • Transported and set up floral arrangements for large-scale functions, comprising weddings, funerals and banquets.
  • Imparted knowledge on plants and flowers to customers, including how to properly care for purchases.
  • Drove customer satisfaction by providing recommendations for greenery and flower pairings.
  • Researched latest design trends, colors and vendor products for use in new pieces.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
01/2005 to 09/2007
Business Owner/ Head Floral Designer Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK,
  • Skills and duties, for sole-proprietorship business, similar to above.
10/1995 to 11/2000
Floral Designer Savatree Warrenville, IL,
  • Skills and responsibilities similar to above list.
04/1996 to 09/1996
Nursery Worker Frank's Garden Center And Crafts City, STATE,
  • Carefully maintained plant health through watering and proper fertilization to minimize losses and waste.
  • Assisted customers with finding requested plants and flowers.
  • Educated members of public on plant biology and health.
06/1991 to 09/1991
Landscape Maintenance Technician Gloucester County Institute Of Technology City, STATE,
  • Designed programs for landscape maintenance, pest management, composting and other related topics.
  • Trimmed greenery, shrubs and hedges to maintain uniform appearance.
  • Received and processed stock into inventory management system.
  • Completed minor preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs on equipment.
  • Oversaw daily operations to ensure high levels of productivity.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Monitored all company inventory to ensure stock levels and databases were updated.
  • Worked closely with Supervising Teacher to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete projects.
Expected in 12/1995
Associate of Applied Science: Ornamental Horticulture
Cumberland County College - Vineland, NJ
Expected in 06/1992
Certificate : Ornamental Horticulture
Gloucester County Institute of Technology - Sewell, NJ,
Expected in 06/1992
High School Diploma:
Williamstown High School - Williamstown, NJ

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School Attended

  • Cumberland County College
  • Gloucester County Institute of Technology
  • Williamstown High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Flower Shop Owner/Head Floral Designer
  • Business Owner/ Head Floral Designer
  • Floral Designer
  • Nursery Worker
  • Landscape Maintenance Technician


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate
  • High School Diploma

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