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freelance floral designer resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
resumesample@example.com
(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Experienced event designer with over 20 years of experience in the floral industry. An enthusiastic Designer eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of budgeting, time management with training in Floral design and event management. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in Project planning and managing. . Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. Consistently saved costs while increasing profits.

Skills
  • Special occasion decorative pieces
  • Creative merchandising and display
  • Floral and plant knowledge
  • Advanced MS Office Suite
  • Excellent planner and coordinator
  • Project planning
  • Large order fulfillment
  • Quality control management
  • Training and presentations
  • Process management
  • Inventory management
  • Data evaluation
  • Schedule management
  • Project design
  • Risk management processes and analysis
  • Transporting and delivery
  • Labor agreements
  • Creative merchandising
  • Budgeting
Education
North High School Denver, CO Expected in 05/2000 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Graduated in Top 10% of Class
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO Expected in 05/2011 Bachelor of Science : Behavioral Sciences - GPA :
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO Expected in 05/2011 Bachelor of Science : Event Management - GPA :
  • Professional development completed in Event Management within Hospitality and Tourism
  • Member of Meeting Planners International
  • Earned the Visit Denver Scholarship
  • Graduated with 3.5 GPA
American Institute of Floral Design USA, Expected in 07/2015 Accredited Member : Floral Design - GPA :
  • Recipient of Treadway Scholarship
  • Elected to South Central Board of Directors for AIFD in 2017
  • Coursework in Event Design, Floral Management and Stage design Shows
  • Continuing education in design trends, color theory and fresh product knowledge
Work History
Amazon.Com, Inc. - Freelance Floral Designer
Carlisle, PA, 01/2018 - Current
  • Prepared various floral arrangements, including potted plants and bouquets based on customer requirements.
  • Imparted knowledge on plants and flowers to customers, including how to properly care for purchases.
  • Researched latest design trends, colors and vendor products for use in new pieces.
  • Transported and set up floral arrangements for large-scale functions, comprising weddings, funerals and banquets.
Bouquets - Design Manager
City, STATE, 11/2011 - Current
  • Spearheaded design process to align with client specifications and budget.
  • Ordered Fresh Floral Products from Farms from around the world
  • Managed shipping logistics for fresh products from Ecuador and Colombia.
  • Chaired design team meetings and issued action items.
  • Researched design trends, technology and processes and directed work of design team .
  • Managed and expedited complex projects worth $20.000 in revenue or more.
  • Provided technical support to bid process through sample recipes and cost options to achieve the design that exceeds client expectations within their budget.
  • Partnered with PSI on large-scale designs of key strategic significance to accomplish Western Fantasy, Denver Health Foundation dinner, and other seated dinners with stage productions.
  • Participated in furniture selection and documentation of specifications.
  • Created professional presentations using Canvas to creatively communicate design intent and direction.
  • Developed space planning concepts, color palette selections and textile presentations.
  • Interfaced effectively with design team members, including contractors and vendors to resolve issues and discuss ideas.
  • Developed key client relationships by providing design solutions that met needs and budgets without compromising quality or design intent.
  • Specified appropriate products and fresh floral materials to meet project objectives and design scheme.
Babylon Floral Design Inc. - Freelance Floral Designer
City, STATE, 01/2010 - Current
  • Collaborated closely with shop owner to create unique designs for bouquets, wreaths and gifts for his clients.
  • Imparted knowledge on plants and flowers to customers, including how to properly care for purchases.
  • Properly packed up flowers and plants to ensure damage-free delivery.
  • Fulfilled contractual obligations, including communications, vendor coordination, schedule creation, budget administration and rehearsal and day of event coordination.
  • Attended bridal industry events to promote services and build relationships with prospective vendors.
  • Evaluated existing plans, processes and events planning services to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Calibrated instruments and scales in production area and quality lab.
  • Managed and archived quality documentation and participated in internal and external quality audits.
  • Quoted, generated, and processed customer orders to meet specifications and various occarrions.
  • Prepared various floral arrangements, including potted plants and bouquets based on customer requirements.
  • Transported and set up floral arrangements for large-scale functions, comprising weddings, funerals and banquets.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • North High School
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • American Institute of Floral Design

Job Titles Held:

  • Freelance Floral Designer
  • Design Manager
  • Freelance Floral Designer

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Accredited Member

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