Floral designer with over twenty-five years experience in all aspects of floral design and implementation. Currently seeking freelance wedding and event design assignments. Open to fulltime. Highly professional individual who provides dependable, creative, and speedy work that is accomplished with great precision and care. I enjoy working as part of a team, but I am self-motivated. I believe in efficiency and quality control, and that the fifteenth centerpiece must be as good as the first. Available for frequent work in SF Bay Area and occasional work throughout California and beyond.
Biography: Work Experience Freelance floral designer: Ron Morgan Designs, Oakland CA (2008 – present) www.ronmorgandesigns.com Stanlee R. Gatti Designs, San Francisco, CA (1996 – present) www.stanleegatti.com Floral Designer and Business Manager: Seulberger’s Flowers, Oakland CA (1980 – 1992) www.seulbergersflorist.com Qualifications and Skills A thorough knowledge of floral design. Everything from bridal bouquets and boutonnières to arrangements of 650 roses. All types of centerpieces; formal, garden, seasonal, glass vase, foam, large and small. Large church arrangements, buffet pieces, house flowers, pew settings and bar tops. Installed at churches, cathedrals, wineries, restaurants, hotel, homes, gardens, tents, museums, and even Alcatraz. I have provided floral services throughout California, especially in the Bay Area, wine country, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Los Angeles, as well as a few outside the state. Strong knowledge of flowers and foliage, and precise skills in cleaning, cutting and conditioning. Great knife skills! Wire and taping for corsages, boutonnières and bouquets. I am precise yet very fast, and know how to correctly wire and tape flowers as sensitive as lily of the valley and stephanotis. Arrangements in any style and in any container. I know how to keep the stems straight, not messy. I can hand-tie. I know how to set up a container so it will not fall apart on delivery. I have a great sense of color, and a great sense of humor. Solid and deep knowledge of industry practices and event trends. Have routed deliveries, bought product, hung garland, made pool floats and decorated for all seasonal holidays and occasions. I have done everything from selling overstocked quantities of red roses on Valentine’s Day to designing and arranging the altar piece for Herb Cain’s funeral. I have set up the St. Francis Yacht Club at dawn and finished centerpieces by headlights. I will work till the work is done regardless of the circumstances. References Ron Morgan, Ron Morgan Designs: (510) 444–8140 Cindy Reber, Stanlee R. Gatti Designs: (415) 558–8884 Ken Marler, Seulberger’s Florists: (510) 601–7600
Country: United States
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